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For Females With Autism, Differences Matter

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), children's health, diagnosis, research

Most people think of autism as a male condition, but autism affects females, too. It just affects them differently.


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If You Have High Blood Pressure, Salt Still Matters

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, research, salt, sodium

Even with the ongoing debate about dietary sodium, hypertension and heart disease, salt still has a connection to high blood pressure. A new discovery sheds light on this critical connection.


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Can Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, exercise, heart disease, lung cancer, research, study

It's well known that exercise improves heart health, but could it reduce cancer risk too? A new study shows that middle-aged men with a high level of fitness have a lower incidence of lung and colon cancers.


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Is Alcohol Really Good for You?

Tags: alcohol, cholesterol, heart disease, research

If you enjoy a having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines?


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Have You Experienced the Placebo Effect?

Tags: clinical trials, placebo, placebo effect, research, study

It's not a real treatment, but the placebo effect demonstrates how the concept of healing can be as influential as the care itself.


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Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.


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Drugs Aim to Slow, Stop Alzheimer’s Before It Strikes

Tags: A4 Study, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, biomarkers, brain health, memory, research, study, TOMMORROW Study

Researchers are trying a new strategy to combat Alzheimer's disease. Instead of treating Alzheimer's after it develops, scientists are exploring if certain drugs can stop or slow the disease before it starts.


Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

One Reason Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

Tags: chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, kidney health, research, tmao levels

TMAO, a byproduct of gut bacteria digestion of meat and eggs, may be a big reason for the high rate of heart attack and death in people with chronic kidney disease.


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How Science is Mending Broken Hearts

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplant, innovation, research

Too often, cardiomyopathy goes undetected and untreated for too long. Scientists are working to change that.


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Medical Advances That May Affect You

Tags: aspirin, cholesterol, diabetes, Dr. Nissen, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, medical advances, prevention, research, stent, treatment

A top Cleveland Clinic doctor names four advances that are likely to change the way your doctor prevents and treats heart disease.