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Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke — and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft guidelines Monday recommending aspirin only … Continue reading

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Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
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Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.   Unlike traditional pacemakers — which need a generator and wires and are … Continue reading