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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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Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results
Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults
Finding illustrates need for better outpatient care, researchers say
Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say
Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese
People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests
People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests
People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack
People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack
Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities
Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say
Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure
The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds
Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up
Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble