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Resistance to Daily Aspirin Therapy Seen in Diabetics
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
Diabetic patients exhibit a higher prevalence of aspirin resistance at a dosage of 81 mg/day than do nondiabetics with coronary artery disease.

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
Patients diagnosed with sleep apnea had more than two-and-one-half times the risk of developing diabetes and increases a person's risk of having a heart attack or of dying by 30 percent compared with those without the nighttime breathing disorder.

Postprandial Glucose Levels Tied To CVD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
Postprandial glucose levels play an important and often overlooked role in cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes patients.

Oral Contraceptive Use May Raise Gestational Diabetes Risk
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
The results of this study suggest that the use of certain types of hormonal contraceptives during the 5 years leading up to a pregnancy may be associated with the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Headache Linked to Increased Prevalence of Retinopathy in Midlife
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
A history of migraine and other headache types has been linked to an increased prevalence of retinopathy in middle-aged individuals, supporting the hypothesis that neurovascular dysfunction underlies vascular headaches.

Avandia Tied To 43% Increased Heart Attack Risk In Study
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
Analysis reveals Avandia linked to 43 percent increased risk for heart attack and 64 percent greater risk of cardiovascular death.

FDA Issues Safety Alert on Avandia
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Safety data from controlled clinical trials have shown that there is a potentially significant increase in the risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking Avandia.

Diabetes and Heart Failure Is Double Trouble for Older Women
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that the effect of diabetes on the severity of illness and risk of death for patients with heart failure is much worse in women than men. The effect is even more pronounced in older patients.

Long-Term Adult-Strength Aspirin Use May Reduce Overall Cancer Incidence
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007
Adult-strength aspirin taken daily for 5 years or more was associated with a 15% reduced overall cancer incidence, according to the results of a large cohort study.

Coronary Calcification Independently Predicts All-Cause Mortality
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007
The results of a new study show that, the coronary artery calcification (CAC) score, measured by electron beam tomography, provides incremental information independent of traditional risk factors on all-cause mortality risk.

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