- Study: Carrying Around An Extra 25 Pounds Doesn’t Appear To Raise Risk Of Dying From Cancer, Heart Disease
Being 25 pounds overweight doesn’t appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma’s claim that a few extra pounds won’t kill you.
- Large Heart Can Lead To Sudden Death
An enlarged heart is the biggest cause of sudden death among young athletes, deaths that could be prevented with more and better screening, experts said after the weekend death of a marathon runner.
- Laser Treatment ‘Could Kill HIV’
Lasers could be used to combat viruses and infections like HIV and MRSA without side effects, researchers say.
- Vaccine To Treat High Blood Pressure Could Be On The Way
Early results from a study on a vaccine to treat high blood pressure suggests that one day it might be more effective than drugs because more people would stick to a regime based on a shot in the arm every few months than taking pills every day for the rest of their lives, said the researchers.
- High-Fat Atkins Diet Damages Blood Vessels
The high-fat Atkins diet can cause long-term damage to blood vessels, as well as some of the inflammation linked with heart and artery disease, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.