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Diabetes Risk With Statins May Be Dose-Dependent

Statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.

Coping With Stress May Be As Key to Heart Health As Exercise

Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future coronary heart disease that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

A-Fib Drug May Up Mortality Risk, Especially in Kidney Failure Patients

Patients with atrial fibrillation who take digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests.

Midlife Fitness Could Mean Better Cognition Decades Later

People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.

Mediterranean Diet: More Protection Against Heart Disease Than Exercise?

Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower risk of heart disease, another study suggests.

Study: High-Dose Omega-3 Protects Heart Following MI

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against further damage in myocardial infarction patients, a preliminary study suggests.

New Data on Hepatitis E Vaccine

A vaccine for hepatitis E provides protection from the virus for at least 4.5 years, according to new research.

One-Third of U.S. More Than Hour Away From Stroke Center

One-third of Americans can't be transported by ambulance to a stroke center within one hour, according to new research.

GnRH Agonist Shows Protection Against Early Menopause in Breast Cancer

For patients with breast cancer, use of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, goserelin, protects against ovarian failure, according to a new study.

Palliative Care in Cardiac Intensive Care Units Examined

Increased palliative care education and training among clinicians who are involved in cardiac critical care could benefit care, according to a new study.