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Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure, study suggests

A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition. The study, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, showed a survival benefit for moderate drinkers compared with those who abstained from alcohol. On average,… Read More »

US man literally coughs up part of his lung after being hospitalized with heart failure

A 36-year-old man literally coughed up a piece of his lung after being hospitalized with heart problems at a hospital in California. According to a case report from the New England Journal of Medicine published on Nov. 29, during a particularly violent coughing spell, the man coughed up his right bronchial tree – all intact.… Read More »