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Health > Heart
Workers who suffer job strain are 23-percent more likely to have a heart attack than stress-free counterparts, but the risk is far smaller than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle, a large study published in The Lancet on Friday says.
 
Electronic cigarettes, an increasingly popular option among smokers trying to quit, do not appear to pose a threat to the heart, according to results of a clinical study presented on Saturday.
 
If you have a relative who died of heart disease before age 60, your own risk of early heart trouble is higher as well, a study involving millions of people in Denmark over three decades has determined.
 
People with heart failure who are also depressed may benefit from regular, moderate exercise, a new study suggests.
 
Older patients who have a hip or knee replaced face an increased risk of heart attack in the two weeks after the procedure, according to an international study.
 
Even relatively clean-living Singaporeans who regularly eat burgers, fries and other staples of U.S.-style fast food face an increased risk of diabetes and are significantly more likely than peers to die of heart disease, according to a new study.
 
Sweet drinks have been linked to a slightly higher risk of developing high blood pressure, but a U.S. study finds that fruit sugar may not be the culprit as found in earlier research.
 
Australian researchers have found that eating a block of dark chocolate daily over 10 years has "significant" benefits for high-risk cardiac patients and could prevent heart attacks and strokes.
 
Learning to work in teams may explain why humans evolved a bigger brain, according to a new study published on Wednesday.
 
People who sleep less than six hours per night or more than eight are more likely to suffer heart problems than people who sleep between six and eight hours, said a U.S. study on Sunday.
 
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