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Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Women's Hearts

'Weight cycling' appears to be a significant risk factor for otherwise healthy women

(Newser) - Lots of people are trying to lose weight—24% of American men and 38% of American women—but most who succeed also gain it back quickly, reports Medical News Daily . This so-called "weight cycling" or "yo-yo effect" could end up being quite hard on the hearts of both... More »

Defense: Booze, Adderall Led to Yeardley Love's Death

Defense says Adderall, not George Huguely, is to blame

(Newser) - George Huguely admits drunkenly breaking down Yeardley Love's door. He admits shaking her while her head hit the wall several times. That blood was flowing from her nose as he threw her on her bed and left. But what killed Love was likely the Adderall in her system and 0.... More »

Doctors to Heart Attack Survivors: Have Sex!

Getting busy post-cardiac incident won't kill you, probably

(Newser) - No matter what you've seen on TV, it is really unlikely you will have sex so mind-blowing that you have a heart attack and die. A disturbing number of people—33% of men and 60% of women—abstain from sex in the year following a heart attack, researchers revealed today... More »

Men at 40 Face 1-in-8 Chance of Cardiac Death

Most causes preventable, many cases have warning signs

(Newser) - A 40-year-old American male has a one-in-eight chance of sudden cardiac death in his lifetime, according to a new study that's stunned even cardiologists, one of whom calls it "fairly astonishing data." The study shows women's odds much lower at one in 24, and black men's risk even... More »

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