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February 04, 2006

Author Betty Friedan Dies at 85

Betty Friedan, whose manifesto "The Feminine Mystique" became a best seller in the 1960s and laid the groundwork for the modern feminist movement, died Saturday, her birthday. She was 85. (myway.com)

December 04, 2005

Red Wine Heart Disease Benefit Questioned

Drinking two to three glasses of wine a day may not be such good medicine for the heart after all, a team of experts say in a leading medical journal.

Under a heading "no such thing as a free lunch," The Lancet says experts in a new study have concluded that "coronary protection from light to moderate drinking will be very small." (CNN)

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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)

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August 18, 2005

Heart Disease in New York City

Death rates from heart disease in New York City and its suburbs are among the highest recorded in the country, and no one quite knows why. (NYTimes.com)

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August 10, 2005

Robin Cook Dies from Heart Disease

The former foreign secretary Robin Cook, who collapsed while walking in the Highlands on Saturday, died from hypertensive heart disease, the Scottish Crown Office said yesterday. (telegraph.co.uk)

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June 25, 2005

Dark Chocolate Healthy for Arteries

Eating dark chocolate may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system in healthy people, the results of a new study suggest. (Reuters)

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June 20, 2005

C-Reactive Protein and Heart Disease Risk

As cholesterol builds up on artery walls, blood vessels shrink and blood pressure goes up. Now, there's a new test to help predict dangerous ruptures in those clogged arteries -- ruptures that can lead to heart attack or stroke. The cheap, easy blood test measures circulating levels of an inflammation-linked compound called C-reactive protein (CRP), and it's becoming increasingly popular in doctor's offices nationwide. (HealthDay News)

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May 02, 2005

Low Salt Diet May Be Harmful to Heart

New research would appear to upend long-standing advice to limit daily salt intake if you want to protect your heart. In fact, the new study suggests, the less salt you eat, the greater your risk of dying from heart disease. (Forbes)

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February 22, 2005

Migraine Could Be Linked to Heart Disease

"People who suffer from migraine are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology."

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October 02, 2004

Heart Disease and Elevated Blood Sugar Levels, Tony Blair Recovering from Successful Treatment

"High levels of glycosylated hemoglobin, or HA1c, may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, such as heart disease and stroke, according to the new research."

"British Prime Minister Tony Blair was recovering on Saturday from successful hospital treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat."

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