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The Eternal Frontier

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Scientists Find the ‘Holy Grail of Heart Research’

Researchers in the U.K. have found a way to make the hearts of mice repair themselves—a feat that the British Heart Foundation calls the “holy grail” (when applied to humans, we’re guessing). (more)

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News Flash: Kids Don’t Need Energy Drinks

Energy drinks might have more serious side effects for children and teenagers than just getting them good and hyper, according to a group of doctors who released a cautionary report in the journal Pediatrics, warning that the amped-up beverages might trigger seizures and other highly undesirable reactions in rare cases. As it happens, they should also lay off the Gatorade.

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POM Not So Wonderful?

Advertisers make all kinds of claims about the magical qualities of their clients’ products, but in the case of POM—the supposedly “wonderful” pomegranate juice in that shapely bulbous bottle—the fruity company might have crossed the line, according to the FTC.

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World Economic Forum / Remy Steinegger

Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Heart Problem

The former president was hospitalized in New York because of a problem with his heart, according to multiple reports. Clinton, who is 63, had major heart surgery in 2004. He is believed to have received a stent Thursday. Update

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LA Times / Rick Loomis

A Whale of a Decision

While some whales’ hearts are as big as cars, the hearts on the Supreme Court that ruled Wednesday against a ban on high-powered sonar in Navy training exercises must be shrinking by the minute. The decision was a defeat to environmentalists, who argue that sonar panics whales, makes their ears bleed and pushes them to beach themselves.

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Another Heart Treatment for Cheney

BBC: “US Vice President Dick Cheney has been found to have an irregular heartbeat and will get further evaluation shortly, his spokeswoman has said. ... Mr Cheney, 66, has had four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery and operations to clear blocked arteries. He was fitted with a pacemaker in 2001.”

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Stem Cell Team Grows Heart Valve

Opponents of stem cell research might want to reconsider their position if any of their nearest and dearest have ever had heart problems.  A team of British scientists has successfully grown a human heart valve from stem cells, an astonishing feat 10 years in the making.

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‘Daily Show’: Gary Hart’s Manifesto

Former presidential candidate and national security expert Gary Hart appeared on “The Daily Show” Tuesday to pitch his new book, “The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats.”  Evoking giants like Roosevelt and Kennedy, Hart challenged the wisdom of playing it safe and took a stab at the centrism so popular among Democrats in recent years.

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Meet Your Friendly (and Deadly?) Coffee Bean

The java in this cup could either cause or counter a heart attack, depending on which recent study you believe. The American Medical Association says, drink up; an assistant professor at Brown says, sedentary types: beware.

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Jabari Asim: Closing the Racial Gap in Medical Treatment

Why do African Americans still lag behind even recent African immigrants when it comes to beating heart disease and cancer?

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Mediterraneans Have All the Fun, Fewer Heart Attacks

According to Reuters: “Mediterranean-style diets, rich in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts, may be better for the heart than low-fat regimens, a new study shows.”

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Ken Lay, Former Enron CEO, Dies of Heart Attack

Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who six weeks ago was found guilty in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history, and who was expected to face decades in prison for his fraud and conspiracy convictions in the Enron collapse, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 64.

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Jimmy Carter and Robert Scheer
Courtesy Playboy and Akashic Books

Classic Scheer-Carter Interview From ‘Playing President’

During a 1976 interview for Playboy magazine that would produce one of the most famous remarks by a presidential candidate in modern times, Jimmy Carter told Robert Scheer, “I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Check out an excerpt of that exchange, along with many more in Scheer’s new book, “Playing President.”

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Shocker: Study Shrugs Off Prayer’s Power to Heal

A nationwide study finds that having strangers pray for heart patients does not help their health. In fact, the prayed-for are actually more likely to suffer complications.

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