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Child's Birthweight Tied to Parents' Heart Risks
Posted: Friday, July 22, 2005
new study has found that the parents of children born at a lower weight may have an increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke.



Drug From Bat Saliva May Help Treat Stroke
Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
An experimental clot-busting drug made from the saliva of a vampire bat can restore blood flow to the brain as long as nine hours after the onset of stroke symptoms, according to new research.


Diabetes Tests 'Offer Cure Hope'
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Some patients have already been cured by islet cell transplants, but a major obstacle is a shortage of donor pancreases to harvest the cells from.
Now National Institute of Health scientists say they have found a way to make more of the cells required.

One-Third of Patients Older Than 50 With Diabetes Have PAD
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Patients with diabetes and PAD have already developed evidence of atherosclerosis and are at increased risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death, even without symptoms.

New Drug May Be Better Than Aspirin for Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
A new drug called picotamide appears to be a more effective blood-thinner than aspirin for people with diabetes.
Previous research has suggested that aspirin may not work as well for diabetics in preventing vascular events, such as heart attacks or stroke, as it does for other people

Too Much Vitamin C Not Good for Diabetics' Hearts
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
The study, which followed nearly 2,000 postmenopausal women with diabetes for 15 years, found that those who took heavy doses of vitamin C supplements -- 300 milligrams (mg) a day or more -- were roughly twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke compared with women who took no supplemental C.

Western' Diet Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
The "Western" diet--one especially high in red and processed meats and refined grain--linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, colon cancer, and heart disease in women.


Abnormal Fasting Plasma Glucose Linked With Ischemic Stroke
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Ischemic stroke risk increases by 2.82 times when the fasting blood glucose is greater than 140 mg/dL


Anger, Hostility And Depression Linked To Higher C-RP Levels
Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Otherwise healthy people who are prone to anger, hostility and depressive symptoms tend to have higher levels of a substance that's been linked to heart disease and stroke

Blood Pressure Rates on Rise Again in U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
The number of American adults with high blood pressure has climbed to almost one in three over the past decade, putting more people at risk of a stroke, heart attack or kidney failure.

A little more than a decade ago, the number was closer to one in four

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