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Sweetener Tied to Bigger Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Cleveland Clinic researchers warn about xylitol

(Newser) - An artificial sweetener used in baked goods, sugar-free candy and gum, and even toothpaste is tied to increased cardiovascular disease, per a series of new studies out of the Cleveland Clinic. In the research published Thursday in the European Heart Journal , scientists note that the sugar substitute xylitol, often used...

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass
Daughter Refutes
Longtime Rumor
on Death of
Mama Cass

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass

No, Cass Elliot of the Mamas & Papas didn't choke on a ham sandwich, says Owen Elliot-Kugell

(Newser) - It's been a longtime standing joke/rumor/what have you that Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot, aka "Mama Cass," died after choking on a ham sandwich, but her daughter (and only child) is now here to set the record straight. "In my younger years, when people...

Country Star Has Heart Attack After 'Vibrant' 2.5-Hour Set

'Dirt Road Anthem' co-writer, singer Colt Ford, 53, is said to be in 'stable but critical' condition in Arizona

(Newser) - Colt Ford's Thursday show in Arizona this week went off without a hitch, but he's now making headlines for what happened afterward. Per TMZ , the 53-year-old country-rap star put on a "vibrant performance," but the outlet reports he then suffered a heart attack after the show...

Darryl Strawberry Suffers Heart Attack

Former MLB star posts that 'all is well' after stent procedure before his 62nd birthday

(Newser) - Darryl Strawberry suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency stent procedure on Monday, but People reports that it didn't keep the former MLB All-Star down for long. "Praising God for His amazing grace and loving mercy in saving my life this evening from a heart attack,"...

Court Denies Tate Brothers a Visit to Their Sick Mother

Romanian officials turn down request by Andrew, Tristan Tate, accused of trafficking, for UK visit

(Newser) - Andrew and Tristan Tate won't be leaving Romania anytime soon, even after they say their mother suffered a heart attack. The BBC reports that a court there has denied a request by the Tates, who've both been charged with rape and human trafficking, to let them travel to...

Pot May Raise Risk of Heart Issues
Pot Smokers
May Be Doing
Damage to
Their Tickers

Pot Smokers May Be Doing Damage to Their Tickers

Researchers find daily users have a 34% greater risk of heart failure; heart attack, stroke risk also up

(Newser) - If you think you're avoiding serious health issues by switching from smoking tobacco to smoking pot, you might want to reassess. Two new still-to-be-published studies, set to be presented Nov. 13 at an American Heart Association meeting in Philadelphia, show that people who use marijuana on a daily basis...

Marines' Top Dog Suffers Health Emergency

Gen. Eric Smith recently complained of exhaustion amid Tommy Tuberville's blockade

(Newser) - The leader of the Marine Corps was hospitalized Sunday after suffering what military officials said was a health emergency. The service didn't say where or why Gen. Eric Smith was hospitalized in a Monday statement, noting family had requested no further details be released. However, US officials speaking on...

Heart Attacks More Likely on the Day You Might Suspect
Heart Attacks More Likely
on the Day You Might Suspect

Heart Attacks More Likely on the Day You Might Suspect

NBD, just another reason to hate Mondays

(Newser) - Researchers have found yet another reason to dislike Mondays: Serious heart attacks are more likely to occur on this day, according to evidence presented recently at the British Cardiovascular Society conference. Doctors from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland analyzed data...

Lawsuit: Man Collapsed at Blackjack Table, No One Helped

Family sues, claiming David Jagolinzer died after people ignored his heart attack for 16 minutes

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas—or out of the courtroom. As the Washington Post reports, 48-year-old Florida lawyer David Jagolinzer was playing blackjack at the Wynn Las Vegas casino last April when he slumped over convulsing with a heart attack. According to a lawsuit filed...

Teen Has Heart Attack After Massive Horse Kick

'I'm not going to die today' a determined 16-year-old Dalton Bruton thought

(Newser) - For 16-year-old Dalton Bruton, being around horses has always been a "calming experience." Not so much last week, when the Oklahoma teen got kicked so hard by one that he ended up having a heart attack. KFOR reports on the May 19 incident on the horse farm owned...

Peloton Not Happy After Another TV Character's Heart Attack

'Billions' scene was written before 'Sex and the City' incident, however

(Newser) - Warning: Spoilers ahead for viewers of Billions and And Just Like That... A second television character has had a heart attack after using a Peloton exercise bike, and the company is not pleased. "We get why these fictional TV shows would want to include a brand that people love...

A Warning for Cannabis Users Under 45
A Warning for
Cannabis Users
Under 45

A Warning for Cannabis Users Under 45

They're almost twice as likely as nonusers to suffer a heart attack, study finds

(Newser) - Heart attacks are significantly more prevalent in US adults under 45 who use cannabis than those who don't, according to researchers, who dispute the idea that cannabis is safe. Their study, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal , looks at the health data of more than 33,000...

From Bob Odenkirk, Another Update
From Bob Odenkirk,
Another Update

From Bob Odenkirk, Another Update

'Better Call Saul' star says he's 'doing great,' makes poignant movie reference

(Newser) - If Bob Odenkirk's words of assurance last week that he was going to be OK after suffering a "small heart attack" weren't enough to calm your nerves, let his latest update offer even more of a salve. The 58-year-old Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star took...

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'...

DMX's Family Asks for Prayers
Family of DMX:
We Need Your Prayers

Family of DMX: We Need Your Prayers

Rapper, 50, remains in 'vegetative state' after heart attack

(Newser) - Monday brings no reports of a medical rebound for rapper DMX. Instead, the family of the 50-year-old rapper is asking for prayers, reports People . DMX remains in what his former manager tells BuzzFeed is a "vegetative state" in White Plains Hospital after going into cardiac arrest on Friday night....

Update on DMX's Condition Is Not Encouraging

Lawyer says rapper is breathing, but brain activity is minimal

(Newser) - Saturday night brought an update on rapper DMX's condition , though not an encouraging one. His longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, confirmed that the rapper suffered a heart attack around 11pm Friday while at home. While TMZ has reported it was caused by an overdose, Richman said he did not know...

'Indescribable Pain' for MLB Player at Wife's Sudden Death

Noelia Brazoban, spouse of Diamondbacks' Starling Marte, died of a heart attack

(Newser) - It was a weekend of celebration for an MLB player and his family, followed by tragedy. USA Today reports that Noelia Brazoban, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte, has died of a heart attack. On Twitter , MLB Network's Jon Heyman noted Brazoban had reportedly been in the...

Bad Company Lead Singer Dead at 66
Bad Company
Lead Singer
Dead at 66

Bad Company Lead Singer Dead at 66

Brian Howe, also a solo artist, suffered cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Brian Anthony Howe, the former lead singer of rock band Bad Company, has died at 66. Howe suffered cardiac arrest Wednesday and died either at his Florida home or on the way to a hospital, a relative tells TMZ . The singer also suffered a heart attack in 2017. Howe replaced...

Love Your French Press? Your Heart Might Not
Don't Make Coffee This Way
if You Have High Cholesterol
in case you missed it

Don't Make Coffee This Way if You Have High Cholesterol

Researchers say filtered coffee fares better for longevity than boiled or press-style varieties

(Newser) - A Swedish study billing itself as the first to look at the tie between the way we brew our coffee and the risk of heart attacks and premature death says one type of brewing method appears healthier than the rest. The research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology ...

That's No Heart Attack. It's a Case of Coronavirus

Doctors scramble to figure out the link between heart disease and the virus

(Newser) - What looks like a heart attack can really be the coronavirus—a new twist doctors are navigating as patients flow into hospitals around the world, the New York Times reports. A Brooklyn patient, for example, had a troubling heart rhythm and signs of damaged heart muscle. Doctors moved to unblock...

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