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November 05, 2012

Health Tip: Exercise Isn't Always Expensive

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise doesn't have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym.

Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help protect your kidneys and keep them strong.

Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack has a high economic cost for survivors and their employers due to lost time and income from work and the patient's possible inability to return to work, according to a new study.

Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study

SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Taking too many medications at the same time could lead to repeated fainting episodes, a new study reveals.

Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People with insomnia may have double the chances of a heart attack or stroke as opposed to those who sleep well, a study by Taiwanese researchers suggests.

U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- American men and women -- even those with a favorable health history -- have a significant risk of developing cardiovascular disease in their lifetime, a new study finds.

Suicides Up in Sagging U.S. Economy

SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- With the economic downturn, suicide rates in the United States rose sharply, a new study finds.

Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers

SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable pacemakers have been around for more than 50 years, but they've always had one drawback: batteries that need to be replaced. Now, there are early signs that a device that gains power from the patient's own heartbeat might change all that.

Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who took a probiotic supplement containing a beneficial bacteria saw their cholesterol levels improve, and a freeze-dried concoction made from a genetically engineered tomato had a similar effect on mice, two new studies show.

Daily Aspirin May Help Those at Risk for Recurrent Blood Clots

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- About a quarter of people who experience the dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs known as venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) develop them for no discernable reason, and most will receive a powerful anti-clotting drug such as warfarin in the months after the clot forms.

Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial alternative treatment known as chelation therapy, in which a special infusion seeks to remove heavy metals from the body, did show modest benefits for heart patients, researchers report.

Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetic Heart Patients: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For a subset of heart patients who are both diabetic and have more than one clogged artery, bypass surgery appears to outperform the use of artery-widening stents, a major new trial finds.

Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American men take them, but a new study finds multivitamins will do nothing to help stave off heart disease, heart attack or stroke.

Xarelto's Approval Expanded

MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Approval of the anti-clotting drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has been expanded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to include treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism.

Health Highlights: Nov. 5, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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