Heart health

April 19, 2018 - 3:31 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis says net income jumped 12 percent in the first quarter, pointing to explosive growth in its heart-failure drug Entresto as its rollout continues, and powerful double-digit percentage growth for psoriasis drug Cosentyx. The Basel-based powerhouse...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chantix and Zyban, two heavily promoted smoking cessation drugs, are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
April 09, 2018 - 12:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe...
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This undated product image provided by Sanofi shows Praluent 75 mg, a drug sold by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. It’s one of a new class of cholesterol medicines that lower cholesterol far more than statin medicines can. A key study tested whether it also reduces heart attack risks and deaths. (Sanofi via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 10:28 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often. Results on the drug, Praluent (PRALL-yoo-ent), were announced...
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FILE - In a Saturday, July 9, 2016 file photo, Kevin Smith arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The actor-director Kevin Smith says he had a “massive” heart attack after performing at a Los Angeles comedy show Sunday night, Feb. 25, 2018. Early Monday morning, Smith said on Twitter that if he hadn’t canceled his second show Sunday and gone to the hospital, he would have died.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-director Kevin Smith says he had a "massive" heart attack after performing at a Los Angeles comedy show Sunday night. Smith said on Twitter early Monday morning that if he hadn't canceled his second show Sunday and gone to the hospital, he would have died. Smith credited a...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 01, 2018 - 10:47 am
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he boards Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, after his first medical check-up as president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 12, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:14 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant. The Santa Cruz Hospital near Lisbon says the 28-year-old Portuguese singer made a "very satisfactory" recovery from the transplant he underwent in December. But...
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December 25, 2017 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The oldest daughter of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold has been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Family members tell the Daily News that 27-year-old Erica Garner went into cardiac arrest Saturday night. The woman's father, Eric...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, a patient has her blood pressure checked by a registered nurse in Plainfield, Vt. New medical guidelines announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
November 13, 2017 - 9:09 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2002 file photo, Dr. JoAnn Manson poses with a printout from a study she directed on hormone replacement therapy for women at her office in Boston. In research results released on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Manson said hormones may be appropriate for some women when used short-term to relieve hot flashes and other bothersome menopause symptoms. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 12, 2017 - 11:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment. That research was halted early when unexpected harms...
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