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Weight-Loss Drug May Cut Heart Risks, Too
Study May Change Coverage
for Weight-Loss Drugs
new study

Study May Change Coverage for Weight-Loss Drugs

Maker of Wegovy cites heart benefits, which could pressure insurers to start covering

(Newser) - A new study suggests the popular weight-loss drug Wegovy might cut the risk of heart disease as well. If the study is confirmed—and it hasn't yet been peer-reviewed—the results could pressure insurers to start covering the pricey drug, reports the New York Times . Maker Novo Nordisk charges...

Study Offers a Note of Caution on Keto Diets
Study Offers a Note
of Caution on Keto Diets
new study

Study Offers a Note of Caution on Keto Diets

Researchers see a higher risk of heart disease

(Newser) - A new study offers something to consider for adherents of keto diets: The low-carb, high-fat menu might bring a higher risk of heart disease. Using long-range data in a UK database, the researchers compared 305 people who ate a "keto-like" diet with 1,200 others who ate a more...

Daily Pot Use May Take a Toll on the Heart
Daily Pot Use May Take
a Toll on the Heart
new study

Daily Pot Use May Take a Toll on the Heart

Study suggests regular marijuana use leads to greater risk of coronary artery disease

(Newser) - A new Stanford study released Friday found evidence that people who smoke or vape cannabis every day could be at higher risk for coronary artery disease than nonusers. CNN quoted study author Dr. Ishan Paranjpe, who said there is "a growing body of evidence" suggesting cannabis is not harmless...

WHO Has a Warning for Couch Potatoes

Agency notes 'severe' cost for physical inactivity, with various diseases looming

(Newser) - Get active or risk disease. That's the message from the World Health Organization, whose first global report on physical activity indicates 500 million people in 194 countries will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, dementia, depression, or other diseases unless they boost their physical activity. "There are few...

Fetterman Concedes Heart Condition: 'I Almost Died'

Doctor: Pa. Dem Senate nominee, who has atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, will be OK if vigilant

(Newser) - If the recent status of John Fetterman's health has been a "mystery," a little bit more of that mystery has now been clarified. The Democratic nominee for US Senate out of Pennsylvania has been resting up since he suffered a stroke last month, but while his health...

Light at Night Harms Health, Even While You're Fast Sleep

For your brain, the lights don't go out just because you close your eyes

(Newser) - If you tend to fall asleep with the TV or a bedside light on, add it to the list of ways you are probably harming your health without even trying. In fact, per CNN —citing a recent study led by Dr. Phyllis Zee, chief of sleep medicine at Northwestern—...

Risk of Heart Problems Spikes After COVID
Another Nasty Side Effect
of COVID Rears Its Head

Another Nasty Side Effect of COVID Rears Its Head

Millions potentially affected by heart problems as researchers warn of strained health systems

(Newser) - People who've been infected with COVID-19 are at a "substantial" risk for cardiovascular diseases up to a year after infection, according to a study of US veterans, 99.7% of whom were unvaccinated. The study analyzed health data for 153,000 veterans who were infected up to January...

This Bedtime May Be Best for Your Heart
This Bedtime May Be
Best for Your Heart

This Bedtime May Be Best for Your Heart

Study finds lowest risk of cardiovascular disease in those who tuck in between 10 and 11pm

(Newser) - Heading to bed at one specific hour could significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, as suggested by a new study. It finds participants who went to bed between 10pm and 10:59pm were at a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who put their head on the...

Bob Odenkirk Speaks Out About Collapsing on Set

The Better Call Saul actor tweeted that he had a 'small heart attack'

(Newser) - Thanks for checking in, Bob! Everyone was worried about you. Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul last week, and everyone freaked out. His reps released a statement the next day letting everyone know he was alive but had had a “heart related incident,” and...

Have Heart Issues? A Bit of Booze Daily 'Not That Bad'

New research shows light to moderate alcohol consumption may protect previous heart patients

(Newser) - Alcohol was the bad guy again in a recent study tying it to hundreds of thousands of cancer cases, but if you're already suffering from a cardiovascular condition? A small amount daily is "not that bad." That's how scientist Emmanuela Gakidou of the University of Washington'...

Here's What Apparently Killed Harry Morton

Undiagnosed heart disease, per preliminary autopsy results

(Newser) - Celebrity restaurateur Harry Morton's death at age 38 seems to be from natural causes. Preliminary tests carried out by a deputy LA County medical examiner show the Pink Taco founder had coronary artery disease and a mildly enlarged heart, a family spokesperson tells Page Six . Morton, grandson of the...

There's a New No. 1 Killer in the Rich World
There's a New
No. 1 Killer
in the Rich World
in case you missed it

There's a New No. 1 Killer in the Rich World

Cancer overtakes heart disease

(Newser) - Cancer is now the No. 1 cause of death in wealthy countries, killing twice as many people as heart disease—which remains the leading cause of death for middle-aged adults worldwide, Reuters reports. A new study finds that this "epidemiological transition" is at play in "rich world" countries...

Drop and Give Me ... 41. Study Sees a Key Benefit
Can You Do 41 Pushups?
Study Provides an Incentive
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Can You Do 41 Pushups? Study Provides an Incentive

Those who manage that many have a much lower risk of heart trouble, study suggests

(Newser) - How many pushups can you do? The answer might provide surprisingly simple insight into your cardiovascular health, reports Quartz . In a 10-year study of firefighters, researchers found a strong correlation: Those who managed more than 40 pushups at annual physicals had a 96% lower risk of heart disease compared to...

US Deaths Tied to 'Ubiquitous but Insidious' Lead: 410K a Year

About 10 times higher than what researchers previously thought

(Newser) - A study on "ubiquitous but insidious" lead exposure is being deemed a "big deal" after researchers found a link between lead exposure and the deaths of around a quarter-million Americans annually from heart disease. In what USA Today says is the first study using a nationally representative sample...

Paper Claims Sugar Industry Quashed Unfavorable Research

International Sugar Research Foundation says 1968 study was over budget and delayed

(Newser) - Just as the tobacco industry aimed to quash evidence of health risks linked to smoking, a new paper claims the Sugar Research Foundation decades ago suppressed research on the sugar's negative effects. The assertion comes via University of California at San Francisco researchers who reviewed internal sugar industry documents,...

Congratulations, Sex Probably Won't Give You a Heart Attack

Risk of sudden cardiac arrest from sex is 'very small,' but CPR could save lives

(Newser) - Many men with heart disease fear that having sex could kill them, but new research shows the danger is slight. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute reported Sunday at an American Heart Association conference that only one in every 100 cases of sudden cardiac arrest in men occurred after sexual activity....

Surprising Implications for Stent Patients in New Study

Placebo effect might come into play more than previously realized: researchers

(Newser) - "All cardiology guidelines should be revised," according to one doctor, based on new study results some experts are calling "unbelievable": Heart stents, inserted in hundreds of thousands of patients per year to relieve chest pain, don't appear to actually relieve the pain. Researchers looked at 200...

CPR Student Saves Teacher Having a Heart Attack

David Knowles would have likely died without speedy help

(Newser) - David Knowles was leading a class on CPR when he suddenly felt weak and dizzy. As the retired UK nurse lay on the floor, he realized he had little time to tell his students what to do before he passed out, the BBC reports. The group "had asked for...

More Bad News on Yo-Yo Dieting
More Bad News
on Yo-Yo Dieting

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,...

Too Much Bacon, Not Enough Nuts Linked to Deaths

We're not eating enough of the 'good' foods, study says

(Newser) - Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of US deaths from these causes, the study suggests. "Good" foods...

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