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Heart Disease

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  • Low testosterone: A disease to be treated or market to be tapped?

    Low testosterone: A disease to be treated or market to be tapped?
    If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T? After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" --...
  • L.A. Now Live: Air board to monitor pollution next to freeways

    L.A. Now Live: Air board to monitor pollution next to freeways
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Tony Barboza about the decision by air-quality regulators to begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors. For the first time starting next year, the South Coast...
  • One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says

    One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says
    At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow

    Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow
    A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
  • Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac

    Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac
    Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...
  • Could a medication make obesity healthier?

    Could a medication make obesity healthier?
    With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?

    Do workplace wellness programs work?
    Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
  • Claim alleges cop peeked at Whitney Houston's naked body

    Claim alleges cop peeked at Whitney Houston's naked body
    A Beverly Hills cop who responded to the scene of Whitney Houston's death allegedly peeked under a sheet covering her naked body and said "Damn, she' still looking good, huh?" according to a claim. In the claim, Sgt. Brian Weir alleges that on the day...
  • Cop peeked at Whitney Houston's naked body, claim alleges

    Cop peeked at Whitney Houston's naked body, claim alleges
    A Beverly Hills police sergeant responding to the scene of Whitney Houston’s death made “inappropriate comments” about the singer's appearance after lifting a sheet covering her naked body, according to a claim filed by a former...
  • Life is good for Mucho Macho Man trainer Kathy Ritvo

    Life is good for Mucho Macho Man trainer Kathy Ritvo
    It is an overcast morning Friday, and a tiny woman sits on a bale of hay outside a distant barn at Santa Anita. In the stall behind her is a giant race horse. Her name is Kathy Ritvo, his is Mucho Macho Man. She weighs barely 100 pounds. He stands...