WASHINGTON Considering a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who’s a good candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level.
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By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.
WASHINGTON Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering ‚Äî a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
WASHINGTON The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement ‚Äî as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them.
WASHINGTON A pot belly can be a bad thing ‚Äî even if you’re not considered overweight.
New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.
WASHINGTON It’s time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren’t a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
WASHINGTON A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke ‚Äî and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.