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Your Baby Warms Your Heart. Breastfeeding Might Protect It

Nursing a baby for two years provides the most protection

(Newser) - It's well established that breastfeeding confers a wide range of health benefits to both mother and baby. For instance, a mother's risk of obesity, breast and ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis go down if she nursed, reports the Independent . But now researchers report in the Journal of the American ... More »

Study Pits Drones Against Ambulances, With Clear Winner

Drones beat ambulances to the scene every time in Swedish tests

(Newser) - They're already used by international spies and nosy neighbors. And one day in the future, drones may be used to save lives, Reuters reports. Sweden scientists tested whether a drone could be used to rush defibrillators to people suffering heart attacks. The Karolinska Institute study found that drones beat... More »

For Your Heart's Sake, Go Easy on the Ibuprofen

Researchers see increased risk with high doses of NSAID painkillers

(Newser) - A new study adds to evidence that high doses of common painkillers such as ibuprofen increase the risk of heart attack. Researchers report in the British Medical Journal that patients prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were at greater risk for heart trouble in the first 30 days, reports the BBC . The... More »

There's a Major Misconception About Dairy

It's not linked to increase in cardiovascular disease: study

(Newser) - Gouda news for cheese lovers: Despite claims that the fatty treat does damage to your cardiovascular health, a review of 29 studies has found no evidence that full-fat dairy products like cheese and milk boost one's risk of death, heart attack, or stroke. While many dairy products are high... More »

More Bad News on Yo-Yo Dieting

People with coronary heart disease have something else to worry about

(Newser) - Losing weight is one thing, keeping it off quite another. And now researchers are finding that among those with coronary heart disease (CHD)—which the Mayo Clinic reports develops from damaged or diseased blood vessels typically caused by blockage and inflammation—yo-yo dieting may dramatically increase the risk of stroke,... More »

Antonio Banderas Had a Heart Attack

Actor says he's recovered from January episode

(Newser) - Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that "I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage," reports the AP . Banderas... More »

Common Meds Linked to Heart Problems

Ibuprofen raises risk of cardiac arrest by 31%: Danish researchers

(Newser) - Taking ibuprofen to ease a headache may seem like no big deal, but Danish researchers caution against overdoing it. A study in the European Heart Journal suggests that ibuprofen, one of America's most popular painkillers, raises a person's risk of cardiac arrest by 31%. Other types of non-steroidal... More »

Host of Biggest Loser Has Major Heart Attack

Bob Harper says he's feeling lucky after attack knocked him out for 2 days

(Newser) - Fitness trainer Bob Harper, host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, says he's recovering from a serious heart attack that left him unconscious for two days, the AP reports. Harper tells TMZ he was working out in a gym in New York City this month when he collapsed. He... More »

Here's Why You Should Use Heartburn Meds With Caution

Proton pump inhibitors appear to increase the risk of ischemic stroke

(Newser) - Heartburn is a big problem in the US. In fact, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are used to treat acid reflux and heartburn, are among the most prescribed drugs in the country, with millions taking them, and they're becoming more widely available over-the-counter, reports CNN . But a preliminary report... More »

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 »

When Dad Dies on Trail, Boy Scout Leads Kids to Safety

'I know he would've wanted me to lead'

(Newser) - When his father suddenly died while leading 34 Boy Scouts and chaperones on a 19-mile hike in the Appalachian Mountains in New Hampshire, 16-year-old David Norton didn't panic. Instead, he led just as his father had done. David, who hails from Acton, Mass., was in charge of a group... More »

Here's Why You Should Never Exercise When Angry

Researchers say it triples heart attack risk

(Newser) - Exercising to "blow off steam" when you're furious is how a lot of people end up having their first heart attack, researchers warn. Physical activity and emotional upset are both known to trigger heart attacks, and the combination of the two can be deadly, according to research published... More »

Guy Watching The Conjuring 2 Dies, Then Disappears

65-year-old man in India suffered chest pains

(Newser) - A man's death at a screening of The Conjuring 2—and the subsequent disappearance of his body—didn't go unnoticed in southern India last week, the Times of India reports. The 65-year-old was watching the film at a movie house in the town of Tiruvannamalai on Thursday night... More »

Family: 'Miracle' Saved 5-Year-Old From Heart Attack

His dad gave him CPR for 16 minutes

(Newser) - Stone Buckner lost oxygen at birth so that he was "laying lifeless," says his father, David Buckner. "I saw God work that out." He's now witnessed a second "miracle." Now 5, Stone collapsed and stopped breathing on Friday, reports WATE . "I laid... More »

Ex-Megadeth Drummer Collapses on Stage, Dies

Nick Menza apparently suffered a fatal heart attack

(Newser) - Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California, a family spokesman said Sunday. Menza's latest band OHM was three songs into a semi-regular set at a Los Angeles-area club Saturday night... More »

45% of Heart Attacks May Go Unnoticed

But these silent heart attacks are still dangerous

(Newser) - Nearly half of all heart attacks go undetected by the person having them, according to new research from the American Heart Association . Even more worrisome: These so-called silent heart attacks are "as bad as" any other heart attack. NBC News reports people having silent heart attacks often think it'... More »

Stressed Kids Have Higher Heart Attack Risk as Adults

A Finnish study spots a connection

(Newser) - If your kids are happy and you know it clap your hands—because their level of stress in childhood may have an effect on their heart attack risk later in life. So report Finnish researchers in a longitudinal study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics after 311 children were followed... More »

She Vomited. It Was Her Sole Heart Attack Symptom

If not for her husband's prodding, Sue Palmer would probably be dead

(Newser) - After waking up to urgently vomit, most of us would climb back under the covers to sleep off whatever bug had hit us. That was Sue Palmer's instinct in the early-morning hours of Jan. 13, 2015, she writes for the Washington Post . Her husband, Tim, wouldn't let her.... More »

'Drill Sergeant From Hell' Dies in Prison

Joyce Garrard was convicted of punishing granddaughter to death

(Newser) - An Alabama woman convicted of punishing her 9-year-old granddaughter until the girl vomited, collapsed, and died has herself died in prison, the Washington Post reports. Joyce Garrard, 50—dubbed by prosecutors the "drill sergeant from hell"—suffered a heart attack last Sunday after a family visit and died... More »

Judge: Here's How Scalia Died

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara says it was natural

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorists, take a deep breath: A Texas judge has officially deemed Antonin Scalia's death a natural one, WFAA reports. Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara says the Supreme Court justice died of a heart attack. Guevara says she heard about Scalia's death from a sheriff, and was planning... More »

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