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October 19, 2005

Shelley Winters Has Heart Attack

Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters is recovering from a heart attack.
Her family says it happened Friday. The 85-year-old is being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the Los Angeles area. She's expected to be released within a week. (ktre.com)

Posted by news editor at 09:15 PM

October 15, 2005

Flea Protein May Repair Damaged Arteries

A protein responsible for fleas' astonishing jumping power could be harnessed to repair damaged arteries.

Scientists have taken the gene that produces resilin and used it to create a super-strong rubbery polymer with potential use in surgery. (BBC News)

Posted by news editor at 06:39 AM

October 12, 2005

Americans Using Statins to Lower Cholesterol

Despite the sharp rise in obesity in the United States, cholesterol levels in older Americans have fallen markedly over the past 40 years, mainly because of the introduction of statin drugs in the late 1980s, a government study found. (MSNBC)

Posted by news editor at 09:31 AM

October 01, 2005

High Blood Pressure Dangerous for Obese People

A major longitudinal study confirms what experts have long suspected: High blood pressure is key to the increased risk of fatal heart attack and stroke in overweight and obese people. (ABC News)

Posted by news editor at 06:45 AM