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Timing of Menopause Symptoms Relates to Risk Markers for Heart Disease, Stroke

The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years...

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5 things you may not know about olive oil

Nutritionists have long touted the heart-healthy benefits of extra-virgin olive oil. Recently, researchers found that consuming a Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil can help lower some heart risks....

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Research Provides Clues to Alcohol Addiction Vulnerability

A Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center team studying alcohol addiction has new research that might shed light on why some drinkers are more susceptible to addiction than others. Jeff Weiner, Ph.D.,...

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High Good, Low Bad Cholesterol Levels Are Healthy for Brain, Too

High levels of “good” cholesterol and low levels of “bad” cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, in a...

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Share of U.S. Nonsmokers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Declined by Half Since 2000

The share of American nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke fell by half since 2000, from 53 percent to 25 percent, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and...

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Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner — or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol — will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support...

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Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

Although marijuana may have some benefits, its use could cause health issues for older people with cardiovascular disease. One case, in particular, is sparking some questions.In recent years, the...

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