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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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But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add
Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says
Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages
Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study
Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor
Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows
Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says
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