Heart health

A Tsimane man carried bananas, among a group of indigenous people with a traditional lifestyle deep in the Bolivian Amazon, and according to a new study released Friday March 17, 2017, they have some of the healthiest hearts on the planet, according to Dr. Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Scientists say the new findings underline the significance of lowering the traditional risk factors for heart disease, and like the Tsimane people, we should be physically active and have a low fat, low sugar diet. (Michael Gurven/St. Luke’s Health System Kansas City via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 7:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Deep in the Bolivian Amazon lives a group of indigenous people who spend their days hunting and farming. Researchers say this may be partly why they have some of the healthiest hearts on the planet. The Tsimane, a society of hunter-gatherers, have the lowest-ever recorded levels of...
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March 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm
How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them? Insurers and other payers look first at how well the drug works — not its cost — when they decide whether to cover the latest treatments, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager, Express...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Churkin died Feb. 20, 2017 in New York. The New York City medical examiner's office said Friday, March 10, 2017, that it will not release the cause and manner of Churkin's death, as requested by the U.S. State Department, because his diplomatic immunity survives his death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who collapsed in his office last month, died from a heart attack, and no foul play was suspected, according to a senior city official briefed by the medical examiner's office. The official was not authorized to reveal the cause of death for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012 file photo, British singer George Michael sings in concert to raise money for AIDS charity Sidaction, in Paris, France. A British coroner said Tuesday, March 7, 2017, that George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver. Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, says a post-mortem has found that the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver." Michael died at his home in southern England, on Dec. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
March 07, 2017 - 8:49 am
LONDON (AP) — George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner said Tuesday. Darren Salter, senior coroner for the county of Oxfordshire in southern England, said a post-mortem has found that the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with...
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Ri Tong Il, former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to journalist outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The North Korean envoy said a heart attack likely killed Kim Jong Nam, not VX nerve agent as a Malaysia autopsy showed, regarding the investigation into the assassination of Kim, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Ri told reporters Thursday that the victim took medication for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 02, 2017 - 8:49 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia ramped up the pressure on Pyongyang on Friday, issuing a statement condemning the use of a banned toxic chemical weapon in the killing of the half brother of North Korea's leader. Malaysia has not directly accused North Korea of being behind the Feb. 13...
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