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Women Are Dying of Heart Attacks Dismissed as Anxiety

Women are more likely to die of heart attacks because their symptoms are often misdiagnosed as anxiety so they do not get vital swift treatment, a new study has found.

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FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats

U.S. food safety officials are taking steps to prohibit the use of trans fats in foods, a move they say could prevent 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks each year.

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Heart Disease Haunts Ryan Family History

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather all died of heart attacks before they turned 60, so the sense that his clock ticks faster than the average man’s has factored large in his drive to realize his ambitions.

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Obesity Costs Fatten Health Care Spending

New research indicates that nearly 10 percent of all U.S. medical spending goes toward treating obesity and diseases more common in the overweight, such as diabetes and heart disease. Many health economists believe it is one of the leading causes of rising health care spending. About one-third of adult Americans are obese.

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