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Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure

Researchers report evidence from studies in animals and humans supporting a link between Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure.



Medical study: Failure of oral contraceptives in obese women

Researchers have identified a potential biological mechanism that could explain why oral contraceptives may be less effective at preventing pregnancy in obese women.



Medical: Government-backed youth program a failure

A government-backed youth development pilot programme in England, aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies, drunkenness or cannabis use, didn't reduce teenage pregnancies and other outcomes and might have increased pregnancies.



Fatty acids reduce risk of heart failure

Eating fatty fish and marine omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, seems to protect men from heart failure according to one of the largest studies to investigate the association.



Pacemaker could help more heart failure patients

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden demonstrates that a change in the ECG wave called the QRS prolongation is associated with a higher rate of heart-failure mortality.



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