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Obesity Might Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young

MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and high blood pressure may play a much greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among young people than previously thought, a new study suggests.

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn.

Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for Newborns

SATURDAY, Feb. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes in babies may not have the same lasting effects as they do in adults, a new study suggests.

Could a Blood Thinner Actually Raise Stroke Risk for Some?

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Taking blood-thinning drugs is typically thought to ward off stroke in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation.

Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers from Denmark are suggesting a potential -- and unusual -- risk factor for stroke: Being short as a kid.

Health Tip: Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control

(HealthDay News) -- About one in four women dies of heart disease in the United States, making it the most common cause of death among women.

Heart Defects May Raise Odds for Dementia

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you were born with a heart defect, you might have to worry more about developing dementia as you age, a new study suggests.

Don't Count on an American to Do CPR

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If someone collapsed in front of you, could you perform CPR?

Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older Men

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lower sodium levels in the blood are associated with mental impairment and decline in older men, a new study finds.

Women Fare Worse Than Men After a Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren't completely clear, researchers say.

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