Broken Heart Syndrome Is on the Rise, Especially Among Women

Broken Heart Syndrome Is on the Rise, Especially Among Women

Broken heart syndrome, a life-threatening condition whose symptoms mimic a heart attack, is on the upswing, according to new research that shows the sharpest increases among women 50 and older. Published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the...
Anti-Nausea Drug May Boost Survival for Some Cancer Patients

Anti-Nausea Drug May Boost Survival for Some Cancer Patients

Patients who undergo surgery for certain types of cancer may have better short-term survival if they receive a particular anti-nausea drug, a preliminary study suggests. Among more than 74,000 patients who had cancer surgery, researchers found that those who received...
Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPD

Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPD

Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, researchers report that early recovery workers and volunteers have a high risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study of nearly 18,000 workers and volunteers found that those who arrived...