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Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise

Obese people who engaged in resistance training were more likely to see reductions in a type of heart fat, a new study finds.

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Older women have higher heart disease risk with ‘apple’ shape

Older women who are at a healthy weight may be more likely to develop heart disease when they carry excess fat around their midsection than when they store more fat in their hips and thighs, a new study suggests.

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Scientists zoom in on bug behind Strep throat and scarlet fever

Scientists studying a bacterium that causes scarlet fever, severe sore throat and a form of heart disease are developing a vaccine that could prevent hundred of thousands of infections a year.

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FDA approves first anticoagulant for pediatric patients to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots

The U.S. FDA approved Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection, for subcutaneous use, to reduce the recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in pediatric patients 1 month of age and older.

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Pfizer gets U.S. approval for $225,000 a year heart drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer Inc.’s oral drug tafamidis to treat a rare and fatal heart disease called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy.

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Novartis aims to pump up cardio business with Ionis deal

Novartis will pay $150 million to Ionis Pharmaceuticals to license an RNA-targeting cardiovascular drug as the Swiss company aims to bolster its range of heart disease treatments that now includes the blockbuster Entresto.

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Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk

The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor’s office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests.

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Sanofi Unloads Programs to Acer Therapeutics and MyoKardia

Acer Therapeutics in-licensed the clinical-stage, selective, non-peptide tachykinin NK3 receptor antagonist osanetant from Sanofi. MyoKardia regained global rights to all the programs that the company had inked with Sanofi.

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AstraZeneca’s Farxiga curbs heart failure, kidney risks

The largest clinical trial so far to assess a new class of diabetes pills shows that AstraZeneca’s Farxiga can prevent heart failure and cut the risk of kidney problems in a broad range of patients.

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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

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