By Jane Brody
For decades I've been pleading with my readers to adopt healthy habits to prevent heart disease and possibly some cancers. Now there's another organ, the brain, that these measures may protect.
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By Eric Nagourney
A simple look at white blood cell counts in women ages 50 to 79 may help doctors tell if the women are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, even if they have no symptoms, researchers said yesterday.
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By Nicholas Wade
In April 2001, researchers from the New York Medical College and the National Institutes of Health announced electrifying news for heart surgeons and their patients: stem cells from bone marrow, injected into the damaged hearts of mice, had morphed int
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By Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla., March 9 (AP) - Adding Plavix to other anticlotting drugs typically given to heart attack patients saves lives and prevents second heart attacks, two international studies have found.
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By Alex Berenson
Two studies presented yesterday at a cardiology conference in Orlando, Fla., offered mixed news for two
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By Mary Duenwald
Regular use of low-dose aspirin does not prevent first heart attacks in women younger than 65, as it does in men, a 10-year study of healthy women has found.
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By Alex Berenson
A drug that could be one of the most promising new heart treatments in a decade is generating controversy even before it is approved, because its maker,
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By Gardiner Harris
WASHINGTON, March 1 - After the Food and Drug Administration insisted for months that it did nothing wrong in its oversight of the withdrawn pain pill Vioxx, a top agency official acknowledged "lapses" in the agency's actions before a Senate
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By John Leland
Barbara Birmingham faced a busy weekend recently, so she went into her medicine cabinet for a fix: a couple of doses of a medication that had been pulled from the market for safety reasons. Her leftover supply of the drug enabled her to get through the
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By Anthony DePalma
Smoky diesel exhaust billowing from the tailpipes of buses, trucks and construction equipment leads to more premature deaths, heart attacks and bouts of asthma in New York than in any other state, according to a report released yesterday by the Clean A
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By John O'Neil
The so-called treatment gap for women with heart disease - the tendency for doctors to treat them less aggressively than men - may be narrowing, but many women, it seems, are still neglecting a simple step for their own health.
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By Mary Duenwald
After a panel of medical experts gave a very cautious nod to the continued use of the painkillers Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra on Friday, pain management experts said they expected to see the same caution transform the way the painkillers are prescribed
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By NY Times
Yesterday's action by a panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration made it abundantly clear that the value of a widely used class of painkillers remains mired in confusion. Even after months of controversy, experts are sharply divided o
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By Alex Berenson
Cost-benefit analyses for drugs are rarely as explicit as they were yesterday.  
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By Gardiner Harris
A panel of experts voted unanimously on Friday to advise the Food and Drug Administration that three leading painkillers -- Celebrex, Bextra and Vioxx -- can cause worrisome heart problems. But it also advised against banning the drugs, though by narro
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By Gardiner Harris
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 - A top Merck research official suggested to a federal drug advisory panel on Thursday that the company might soon decide to start reselling the painkiller Vioxx in the United States, despite risks it may pose to the heart.
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By Barnaby Feder
Federal Panel Consolidates Vioxx Suits
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By Dwight Angell
Henry Ford Hospital has launched a safety study using the drug Viagra to determine if it can help patients recover from a stroke.
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By Eric Nagourney
Gum disease has long been suspected of playing a role in heart disease and stroke. Now, a new study appears to make the relationship much more solid.
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By Science Daily
 A preeminent cardiologist reports, for the first time in a large prospective study, that certain of his patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) and heart problems can now safely use erection drugs that help up to 80% of men restore function and q
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