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Medical News Today: Preeclampsia raises risk of heart disease, heart failure

10 minutes agoHealth : Medical News Today

A new meta-analysis shows women who had preeclampsia during pregnancy find themselves at a significantly higher risk of heart disease later in life.

‘Jane Roe’ Norma McCorvey Remembered

  Norma McCorvey died Feb. 18 from heart failure at age 69 in Katy, Texas. McCorvey was known as “Jane Roe” in the Roe v. Wade abortion decision that came down from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. In 1970, McCorvey was homeless and living on the streets. Show More Summary

Peptide reverses cardiac fibrosis in a preclinical model of congestive heart failure

(Medical University of South Carolina) Cardiac fibrosis, an abnormal thickening of the heart wall leading to congestive heart failure, was not only halted but also reversed by a caveolin-1 surrogate peptide (CSD) in a preclinical model, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in an article published online on Jan. Show More Summary

3,000 steps in 30 minutes improves the prognosis for heart failure, study suggests

Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers have new evidence against this earlier hypothesis and have issued recommendations for designing a training program for persons with congestive heart failure.

3,000 steps in 30 minutes improves the prognosis for heart failure

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Norwegian UniversityShow More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

For so many people, the end of an era Jamie Fox, veteran of 4 gubernatorial administrations, and fierce Democrat, died of heart failure Monday. He was 62. Fox was ensnared in the federal government’s investigation of Port Authority scandals. The former Port...Read more

Interventions Improve Medication Adherence, Decrease Risk of Hospitalizations

Poor adherence to medication regimens is a common problem among patients with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure. Poor adherence is one reason mortality rates among those patients remain high. Show More Summary

‘Are YOUR lips attractive?’ Clickbait science fuels clickbait journalism

Cancer recurrence. Antibiotic resistance. Heart failure. Attractive lips. All have been the subject of recently published medical research–and subsequent news coverage. Yes, you read that right: The quest for attractive lips is on par with solving heart failure, at least when it comes to deserving a big splashy news release. That’s because apparently, up until last […]

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the decision, said in an email. A reluctant hero of the abortion-rights movement, McCorvey put her courtroom pseudonym fully behind her in the 1980s when she lent her name to supporters of women's rights.

The government failure at the heart of the Oroville Dam crisis

Good morning. It’s Monday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s going on around California: TOP STORIES Failure factor The near-catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway grew out of fundamental problems with its original design — issues that were never corrected despite questions about...

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away

The Washington Post reported that it was due to heart failure. McCorvey was 69 years old and passed away at an assisted-living facility in Texas. McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, was once an activist for the pro-abortion crowd, but was baptized in the 1990s as an evangelical […]

Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing heart disease

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Uncontrolled diabetes contributes to vision loss, kidney failure and amputations.

Andrew Schneider, Great Journalist and Great Guy Passes

We had the honor that Andy worked for Food Safety News in 2011. Andrew Schneider, an acclaimed investigative reporter and public-health journalist, died Friday. He was 74. Schneider, who lived in Missoula, died of heart failure in Salt Lake City, where he was being treated for pulmonary disease. Schneider, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize,... Continue Reading

Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade, Has Died at 69

Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, died of heart failure on Saturday morning, reports The New York Times. She was 69.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision, Dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, who was the anonymous plaintiff known as “Jane Roe” in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade died on Saturday morning of heart failure. McCorvey, who was at an assisted-living facility when she died, was...Show More Summary

Norma McCorvey?, Jane Roe Of Roe v. Wade Decision, Dies At 69

Norma McCorvey, the anonymous Jane Roe in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade, died today of heart failure while in an assisted-living home in Katy, Texas. She was 69. According to the New York Times, McCorvey’s...Show More Summary

ICU Care for COPD, Heart Failure and Heart Attack May Not Be Better

Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless...Show More Summary

New Women's Heart Health Clinic Provides Specialized Care

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 23 percent of women will die within one year after having a heart attack, and nearly 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure.

New treatment guidelines help expand circle of care for women living with heart failure

(WomenHeart: National Coalition for Women w Heart Disease) Today, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, encouraged widespread dissemination of recently-updated guidelines that include new treatment options for millions living with heart failure. Show More Summary

The Medical Minute: Treatment Options for Heart Failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But what happens when someone's heart is not healthy and does not pump blood properly?

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