Horse therapy could rein in stroke's damage years later
Horse therapy could rein in stroke's damage years later

It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack.

It's snakes to the rescue for heart patients
It's snakes to the rescue for heart patients

Scary pit vipers may need an image upgrade: Their venom might end up helping human heart patients, research suggests.

Implantable defibrillator may not mean end to sports
Implantable defibrillator may not mean end to sports

Competitive sports may be safe for many athletes who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), new research suggests.

Meth addicts' hearts may improve if they quit
Meth addicts' hearts may improve if they quit

Methamphetamine users who quit the drug may get a break: New research suggests it's possible to reverse heart damage with proper medical treatment.

New cholesterol fighting meds target key gene
New cholesterol fighting meds target key gene

New gene-based therapies appear to significantly decrease cholesterol levels in people, and could even cut down on arterial plaque, according to results from two early drug trials.

Could chocolate guard against an irregular heartbeat?
Could chocolate guard against an irregular heartbeat?

There's delicious news for chocolate lovers: New research suggests the sweet might help keep a common and dangerous form of irregular heartbeat at bay.

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