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November 30, 2001
Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol
A person's cholesterol levels may depend not only on what he or she eats, but also how often, according to UK researchers.
Beans, Peas Can Cut Heart Disease Risk: Study
Bulking up the diet with legumes such as beans and peas can lower the risk of heart disease, study findings suggest.
Blood-thinning Drug Cuts Repeat Heart Attack Risk
Heart attack patients treated with the blood-thinning drug bivalirudin were 30% less likely to have a second heart attack than those treated with the more traditional anticoagulant heparin, according to the results of a new study.
New Class Of Cholesterol Drugs Shows Promise
In animal studies, a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called SCAP ligands appears to be more potent than existing treatments and may represent a "promising new class" of cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to researchers.
Many Individuals At Risk Of HIV Not Tested
In the US, more than one fourth of all individuals at risk for HIV infection report that they have not been tested for the virus, according to researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Children Of Divorce Less Committed To Marriage
Children of divorced parents are known to be at increased risk for later problems in their own marriages, including divorce. This may be because their parents' divorce undermined their thoughts and feelings about the permanence of marriage, recent study findings suggest.
Women Seem More Vulnerable To Ecstasy Brain Damage
The brain-draining effects of Ecstasy may be more powerful in women than men, results from a small study suggest.
Diabetic Women Less Likely To Get Mammograms
Postmenopausal women with diabetes are significantly less likely to have screening mammograms than their peers without the disease, regardless of their race or whether or not they have health insurance, a new study reveals.
Cigarette Hazards Worse Than Most Smokers Think
Nearly all smokers in a recent survey said they knew the dangers of cigarettes and many were confident that they could kick the habit before the health effects caught up with them.
Fat Kids Not Doomed To Lifetime Of Obesity
It is widely assumed that those who are overweight as children are destined for a lifetime of fatness and its accompanying medical problems. But according to a new study, being overweight in the preteen years is not always associated with adult obesity.
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