One little calcium pill, lots of questions.
July 30, 2010 Calcium supplements are widely prescribed, particularly among women over 50, as a way to reduce fractures and increase bone density. But a new study suggests those pills carry some potential risks for your heart.
July 14, 2010 A majority of experts on a panel advising the FDA voted to keep the controversial diabetes drug Avandia available for sale with tougher warnings. But a sizable minority called for withdrawing it.
Now, more kids are getting cholesterol drugs.
July 13, 2010 About 7 in 10,000 kids got a cholesterol-lowering prescription drug in 2009, according to data from drug benefit manager Medco. The increase in use was greatest for adolescent girls.
July 9, 2010 Before a hearing to determine whether the diabetes drug Avandia should stay on the market, the Institute of Medicine tells FDA to look at the safety data it already has.
July 9, 2010 An internal agency battle comes to light as FDA scientists say the popular diabetes drug is too risky to remain on the market.
A showdown looms over Avandia, a controversial diabetes treatment.
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June 28, 2010 Two more studies raise safety questions about a once-popular diabetes drug. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will weigh the evidence in July.
June 25, 2010 Breads, grain-based dishes and processed meats are some of the big contributors of dietary salt.
June 10, 2010 The use of medicines to reduce heart attack risks appears to be working. But the gains are at risk as obesity and diabetes rise.
June 2, 2010 When hospitals send heart failure patients home too quickly, the odds for readmission increase.
Do you want bacon with your sausage? Maybe not.
May 18, 2010 An analysis of 20 separate studies suggests processed meats raise the risk for heart disease more than those that aren't processed.
Smog, here hanging over Las Vegas, is hazardous for your heart.
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May 11, 2010 Researchers have long suggested a link between air pollution and heart disease. Now the American Heart Association says there is enough evidence to say that air pollution can trigger heart attacks and other problems.
April 28, 2010 A study of a dozen long-term steroid users found profound heart damage. Though small in size, the study suggests problems loom for people who took the drugs when they were young.
Your heart isn't sweet on sugar added to food.
April 20, 2010 A new study finds that diets with lots of the sugar found in many processed foods raise the risk of heart disease.
Reducing salt intake requires more than cutting out the shaker.
April 20, 2010 A report by independent experts recommends that the Food and Drug Administration regulate and reduce salt in foods, steps the agency seems prepared to take.
April 16, 2010 Robots programmed to do physical therapy with stroke patients are precise and they don't get tired. But that doesn't mean they're any better for the patients than their human counterparts.
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