News tagged with heart attack

A 'stitch in time' could help damaged hearts

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has demonstrated the feasibility of a novel technology that a surgeon could use to deliver stem cells to targeted areas of the body to repair diseased or damaged tissue, ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Medical research
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Surgeon general: 1 cigarette is 1 too many

(AP) -- Think the occasional cigarette won't hurt? Even a bit of social smoking - or inhaling someone else's secondhand smoke - could be enough to block your arteries and trigger a heart attack, says the newest surgeon general's ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Health
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FDA scrutinizes weight loss pill from Orexigen

(AP) -- Scientists for the Food and Drug Administration said Friday a pill to treat obesity from Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. helped patients lose weight, though it didn't meet all the criteria set forth by the agency.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Medications
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