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New study shows Viagra doesn’t help protect against heart failure

The erectile dysfunction drug commonly known as Viagra is no help against heart failure and should not be taken for it, according to research out Monday that contradicts previous, smaller studies. Some early research had suggested the drug, which can increase blood flow to other parts of the body, might…

Tall? That may be good news for your heart, study says

(Reuters) – Tall men appear less likely than shorter ones to develop heart failure, according to a study covering thousands of U.S. doctors. Researchers in Boston said that while there is no proof that a few extra centimeters protect the heart, it was possible that short and tall people are…

Heart patients prefer longevity over quality of life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When an elderly person’s chronic disease is impossible to cure, many doctors might assume that patient would chose to improve the quality of his or her remaining life rather than to extend it as is. Those doctors would be mistaken most of the time, according…

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