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True or False: People who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely as others to die of heart disease.
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Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find
Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say
Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds
Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks
Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises
Study finds they seem to improve survival for people taking 'water pill' diuretics
Experts urge caution in interpreting study results
Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say
Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged
American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers
Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise
Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes
But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note