New England Journal

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  • Coffee buzz: Study finds java drinkers live longer

    One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer. Regular or decaf doesn't matter.


  • Add kidneys to list of things that can be recycled

    It turns out you can recycle just about anything these days _ even kidneys and other organs donated for transplants.


  • Lower death risk with heart bypass vs. angioplasty

    Older patients with clogged heart arteries may have a little lower death risk over time if they get bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem, new research suggests.


  • Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission

    New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease _ not just as a last resort.


  • Surgery can put Type 2 diabetes into remission

    New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease _ not just as a last resort.


  • Merck ponders next step for troubled heart drug

    Officials at drugmaker Merck & Co. say they will take more time to decide what to do about an experimental blood thinner that gave disappointing results in a second big study.


  • New England Journal: 200 years of medical history

    Unhappy with today's health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago.


  • Free drugs can help prevent repeat heart attacks

    Say you've had a heart attack and your insurer offered you free medicines to help prevent another one. Doctors did that in a major study and were stunned to find that only about half of patients took them.


  • Study: New drug cuts deaths after heart attack

    People recovering from a heart attack or severe chest pain are much less likely to suffer another heart-related problem or to die from one if they take a new blood-thinning drug along with standard anti-clotting medicines, a large study finds.


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