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Smoking kills approximately 400,000 people per year and now The New York Times states that the US acting surgeon general has issued a report expanding the list of diseases and health complications caused by smoking. Although "smoking has been known to be associated with these illnesses, the report was the...
Calcium plaque in the arteries of the heart is a sign of changes that can lead to heart attacks. To measure this calcium physicians sometimes use a form of CAT scan which provides information about how much calcium is present and how dense it is. A new study examined whether measuring calcium amount and...
USA Today reports on a study in Science Translational Magazine that has identified a potential therapy for combating the damage that the immune system may do following a heart attack. Following a heart attack, immune cells, called inflammatory monocytes, "rush 'soldiers' to the heart to fight what they...