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Night Shifts Upset Sleep, Up Heart Death Risk

Sleep and the circadian system play a key role in cardiovascular health and antitumor activity. Night shift work disrupts sleep patterns and increases risk of death.

Cardiovascular Diseases

Intensive treatment with statins may help reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with inflammatory arthritis, suggests a new study.

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Some things never change, or do they? Find answers here to key questions about the current state of high blood pressure treatment.

Shift work and metabolic disorders.

Diabetes, obesity, CVD—all have been linked to disruption of the day-night rhythm caused by shift work. More facts and some tips for your shift-weary patients, here.

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Researchers discovered 16 new birth month–disease associations, more than half of them cardiovascular, contributing to better understanding of lifetime disease risk.

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Many patients with ankylosing spondylitis have aortic regurgitation: this study makes the case for routine echocardiography evaluation.

“Lower is better” regardless of the lipid-lowering agent used, publication confirms.

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A new imaging study finds that more than one cocktail a day for seniors aged >75 years may do more harm than good.

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