Air pollution in the UK is at its LOWEST since records began


[ad_1] Air pollution in the UK is at the lowest since records began, according to official Government statistics.  Three of the most problematic pollutants — nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) — dropped to all-time low levels last year due to lockdown. These pollutants are spewed out in high levels by engines, […]

I had a mole removed out of vanity, only to be told I had a rare blood cancer


[ad_1] ‘I am so grateful that I got that silly little cyst removed — it saved my life,’ says Laura, 28, a chartered legal executive from Long Eaton, Derbyshire Laura Windsor thanks her lucky stars that a moment’s vanity helped save her life. It was only after she decided to get an unsightly cyst on […]

Can ANYTHING cure my fear of needles? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 


[ad_1] I am very scared of needles, is there anything I can do to prevent myself from fainting? Brian Lewis, Cardiff. Rest assured, you are not alone. Trypanophobia, to give a fear of needles its proper name, is very common and I have much experience in counselling patients who are affected by it. Up to […]

Israel investigates Pfizer vaccine recipients who reported inflammation of the heart after 62 cases


[ad_1] Israel is investigating a small number of cases of heart inflammation among people who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer coronavirus jab.  Health officials said 62 out of 5million people given the American-made vaccine developed myocarditis, the medical name for swelling in the heart.  Pfizer said it has not seen a higher rate of the […]

Study links hydraulic fracking with increased risk of heart attack hospitalization, death — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] The Marcellus Formation straddles the New York State and Pennsylvania border, a region that shares similar geography and population demographics. However, on one side of the state line unconventional natural gas development — or fracking — is banned, while on the other side it represents a multi-billion dollar industry. New research takes advantage of […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints


[ad_1] An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused […]

Changing views on atherosclerosis — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Peter Libby, MD, cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; author of a new review paper published in Nature. Atherosclerosis — hardening of the arteries — is now involved in the majority of deaths worldwide, and advances in our understanding of the biology […]

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] People with abdominal obesity and excess fat around the body’s mid-section and organs have an increased risk of heart disease even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is within a healthy weight range, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship journal, Circulation. “This […]

Covid England: Cases fall in EVERY age group as daily death rate drops to 18


[ad_1] Coronavirus cases have fallen in every age group in England and just 18 deaths were announced across Britain today, according to more promising data that strengthens the argument for easing lockdown sooner.  Public Health England’s weekly Covid surveillance report found rates of the virus were down in all age groups for the third week […]

Covid is no longer the leading cause of death in England and Wales


[ad_1] Covid is no longer the leading cause of death in England and Wales for the first time since October and the number of people falling ill with the virus is at its lowest level on record, according to statistics which strengthen the argument for a quicker easing of lockdown. Office for National Statistics figures […]

Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defense against […]

More risk with the same reward — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] More blood thinners aren’t automatically better, another study confirms. A new publication in JAMA Internal Medicine focuses on the minimal pros and the concerning cons of combining a daily aspirin with a drug from the newer class of anticoagulants that include apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban. Patients were taking one of these direct oral […]

Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. Given the higher burden of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions among transgender men and women, blood pressure screening and monitoring are important, especially […]

Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say 


[ad_1] Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say US researchers conducted a study to find out if treating heavy snorers meant they were less likely to get dementia  The treatment – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure – involves wearing a mask a night connected to a machine […]

New study links red meat consumption with heart disease


[ad_1] UK scientists have linked the consumption of any form of red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – with a decline in heart function.  The researchers, who studied nearly 20,000 individuals, found that greater intake of red and processed meat was linked with a decline in three different measures of heart health.   […]

Study suggests new advice for medics treating high blood pressure — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] New research led by a professor at NUI Galway is set to change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure — a condition that affects more than one in four men and one in five women. The study by researchers at NUI Galway, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School found no […]

Another way ‘good’ cholesterol is good: Combatting inflammation — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Testing how well “good” cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Assessing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol,” are already a standard part of […]

Experts’ medicine cabinet essentials: The shopping list to keep your family healthy


[ad_1] The past year has taught us the importance of a stocked medicine cabinet.  Whatever health problem you face —from cuts and stings to a thumping headache or even mild symptoms of Covid, such as fever — it is vital to have the correct, up-to-date products to hand.  And it’s equally important to have them […]

Covid US: Doctor warns seriously ill patients avoid going to the hospital due to infection fear


[ad_1] Dr Joseph Alpert (pictured), a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, wrote that, last year, one-third of non-COVID patients were being consulted about hospice care compared to the usual one patient A doctor is warning that Americans with serious illnesses are dying due to fear of contracting COVID-19. Dr […]

Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy


[ad_1] People with debilitating jaw fractures caused by cancer treatment could be spared risky surgery by a breakthrough drug combo that heals damaged bone. Radiotherapy to the head and neck, given for tongue, throat and nose cancers, can lead to problems with blood vessels connected to the lower jaw. This can trigger infections in the […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Stand on one leg to brush your teeth!


[ad_1] My son Daniel revels in it, but for me, that daily shower — or rather, the 40-second blast of pure cold water at the end — is something I rather dread. Of course, the discomfort is momentary, and afterwards I feel alert and ready for the day.  This is one of ten really simple […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Help! Sex is painful at 72 but I can’t take HRT pills to cure it


[ad_1] I am 72, very fit and active, and recently met someone I’d like to have a relationship with – but I’m finding sex painful. My GP says HRT is the only thing that will help, but I can’t take it as I have a family history of breast cancer. What can I do? Pain […]

Teen reveals she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to EXERCISE 


[ad_1] A teenager has revealed how she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to exercise. Lisa Fouweather, 19, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was so addicted to working out she ran half marathons before breakfast and hid in the toilet to jog on the spot. She initially hoped to improve her running personal […]

Former FDA chief warns of a ‘coming tsunami of death’ from chronic diseases


[ad_1] A ‘tsunami of deaths’ is about to crash over the U.S. in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and already-rising rates of chronic disease among Americans, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official is warning.  Dr Robert Califf, a former FDA commissioner, predicted that the U.S. will see a surge in chronic illnesses […]

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ isn’t the only must-watch this Black History Month


[ad_1] Amid America’s reckoning on race, streaming platforms are putting Black storytelling front and center. And it’s not just your typical historical aspak like the hit “Roots” or “Selma.” So if there is one change you can make in your streaming selections this year, be intentional in seeking out both the stories of systemic racism […]

Demi Lovato reveals she had multiple strokes, brain damage after overdose


[ad_1] The trailer for “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil” previews Lovato’s journey prior to and following her near fatal overdose in 2018 and reveals the singer suffered multiple strokes and a heart attack. “My doctors said that I had five to ten more minutes,” she says in the documentary, speaking about the incident. In […]

Napoli stadium renamed after Maradona in honour of their footballing legend


[ad_1] Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 21:38 Italian side Napoli’s San Paolo stadium has been officially renamed the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after the late Argentina striker who led them to their only two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup, the city’s council said on Friday. Maradona died last week after suffering a heart attack […]

Scientists identify a new diagnostic and therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease


[ad_1] Germinal center response (red) in the spleen of an atherosclerosis-prone mice. Credit: CNIC Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have identified a mitochondrial protein as a potential marker for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and as a possible target for future treatments. The study is published today in the journal […]

Food insecurity rates high among people with heart disease


[ad_1] People with atherosclerosis, particularly those who earn a low income and have other socioeconomic disadvantages, are more likely to experience food insecurity than those without the condition, according to new research. Researchers analyzed several socioeconomic factors from self-reported data for 190,113 U.S. adults. Among the 18,442 (8.2%) adults with atherosclerosis, about 1 in 7—or […]

Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men


[ad_1] Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attack. Credit: Blausen Medical Communications/Wikipedia/CC-A 3.0 Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Previous research looking at sex differences […]

Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter


[ad_1] Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 18:20 Diego Maradona’s personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, prosecutors in San Isidro near Buenos Aires reported. Police raided Leopoldo Luque’s surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence, according to television […]

Mourners pay their respects to Maradona in his hometown


[ad_1] Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 23:19 Saturday was the last of three official days of mourning in Argentina for football icon Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday. FRANCE 24 reports from Villa Friorito, the Buenos Aires suburb where Maradona grew up. Maradona was one of the greatest footballers of […]

Protein regulating inflammation in atherosclerosis identified


[ad_1] Atherosclerosis is a condition affecting the cardiovascular system. If atherosclerosis occurs in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart) the result may be angina pectoris, or in worse cases a heart attack. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY 3.0 The protein CARD8 regulates several inflammatory proteins in people with atherosclerosis. This is shown in a new study […]

Blondie on her life in rock ‘n’ roll, a former CIA director on Trump and the question of French hygiene


[ad_1] FRANCE 24 spoke to former CIA director Leon Panetta, who says Trump is risking US national security; anger erupts in France over new allegations of police brutality; Blondie’s Debbie Harry on a life of rock ‘n’ roll madness; the question of French hygiene; and fans the world over mourn football great Maradona, who died of a […]

Maradona buried in Buenos Aires as world mourns flawed football legend


[ad_1] Argentina’s Diego Maradona, one of the world’s greatest ever football players, was buried on Thursday amid a global outpouring of grief from the streets of Buenos Aires to Naples in Italy. The death of Maradona at the age of 60 on Wednesday, following a heart attack, has sparked both mourning and celebrations of a true sporting star, […]

Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic


[ad_1] Dr. Mary Fowkes, a neuropathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan whose autopsies of Covid-19 victims early in the pandemic discovered serious damage in multiple organs — a finding that led to the successful use of higher doses of blood thinners to treat patients — died on Nov. 15 at her home in Katonah, […]

Grieving Argentines bid farewell to Maradona


[ad_1] Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 17:43 Argentines lined up in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to football legend Diego Maradona, whose casket lay in state at the Casa Rosada presidential palace draped in an Argentine flag and his famous number 10 shirt. Some threw bottles and pieces of metal fencing […]

The extraordinary life of Diego Maradona


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 21:30 One of sport’s most cinematic (anti)heroes, Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday, aged 60. His rise and demise was the subject of a documentary by Asif Kapadia, the third and last instalment in a trilogy about child prodigies who struggled with fame. The scene is June […]

Grief, shock and tributes as world mourns Maradona


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 19:10 Tributes poured in Wednesday as the world reacted to the passing away of Argentine football superstar Diego Maradona at 60, with fellow footballers, coaches, club owners and politicians paying their respects to one of the game’s greatest ever. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning as […]

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 18:08 Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack at the age of 60, his spokesman announced Wednesday. The announcement came two weeks after Maradona was released from a Buenos Aires hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain. Alongside Brazil’s Pele, Maradona is widely […]

Risk of death high among those with alcohol-related visits to ED: study


[ad_1] The risk of death is high for people who visit the emergency department (ED) for alcohol use, and the risk increases with frequency, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Alcohol is a major cause of disease and death worldwide. In Canada alone, hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions outnumber those […]

New French law banning images of police sparks civil rights concerns, protests


[ad_1] Issued on: 21/11/2020 – 17:39 France’s parliament voted to approve a controversial law Friday that will ban the publication of images of on-duty police officers as well as expand the use of surveillance drones and police powers. Journalists’ groups, human rights activists and unions – including Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International’s French branch – organised protests in Paris and other French cities on […]

French bill banning images of police worries activists and journalists


[ad_1] Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 12:25 French lawmakers will begin debating a controversial bill on Tuesday that proposes a ban on the publication of images showing law enforcement officers. The bill has drawn sharp criticism from media outlets and activist groups who say it would violate principles of press freedom and the public’s right to be informed. The […]

Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study. In a clinical trial of 60 patients, led by researchers at Imperial College London and clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, 90 percent of symptoms experienced by patients whilst taking statins were all present when […]

Most type 2 diabetes patients are at high risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Preventing heart attacks and strokes in type 2 diabetes patients managed in primary care should be an urgent priority. That’s the conclusion of a study published on World Diabetes Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The most striking result […]

New screening questionnaire can identify people at high risk of developing heart disease


[ad_1] More than 40% of middle-aged adults have silent coronary artery disease. Researchers have developed a new screening questionnaire to help identify individuals at the highest risk for coronary artery disease, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. Coronary artery disease is caused by atherosclerosis, or deposits of […]

French security bill proposes to outlaw dissemination of ‘malicious’ images of police


[ad_1] Issued on: 13/11/2020 – 18:13 A new French security bill proposes to forbid the dissemination for “malicious purposes” of images of police officers doing their jobs. Supporters of the legislation say it would protect officers from malevolent personal attacks using social media. Detractors say it threatens to make it harder for journalists and NGOs […]

After heart attack, pot smoking raises post-op dangers


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Election Day 2020 saw marijuana legalization continue its march across the United States, but a pair of new studies warn that smoking pot could increase risk for heart patients. Marijuana smokers are more likely to suffer complications like excess bleeding or stroke if they undergo angioplasty to reopen clogged arteries, a University of Michigan-led […]

Cardiac arrest deaths are rising – especially among younger black adults


[ad_1] After declining steadily for more than a decade, new research shows the number of people dying from cardiac arrests is climbing. And the greatest increase is among young Black adults. The study, which is being presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions, pulled data from 311,065 death certificates for Black and […]

Atrophy can be combated by boosting expression of an enzyme produced in muscles


[ad_1] Credit: FAPESP Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have shown for the first time that stimulating expression of a protein naturally produced by the human body can be a strategy to combat loss of skeletal muscle mass, which happens normally with aging but can intensify in cases of neurodegenerative or […]

Cardiac rehab doesn’t always help heart health—but small changes could make it a success


[ad_1] Done properly, cardiac rehab can increase quality of life, and lower the risk of future harm. Credit: Liderina/Shutterstock Being diagnosed with a heart condition or suffering a heart attack can be terrifying. In the UK, one person is admitted to hospital because of a heart attack roughly every five minutes. Low physical activity, poor […]

New simulation finds max cost for cost-effective health treatments


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As health care costs balloon in the U.S., experts say it may be important to analyze whether those costs translate into better population health. A new study led by a Penn State researcher analyzed existing data to find a dividing line—or “threshold—for what makes a treatment cost-effective or not. David […]

Adults with endocrine disorders have an increased risk of heart disease


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain All adults with endocrine disorders should be tested for high cholesterol and triglycerides to evaluate their risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The guideline, titled “Lipid Management in Patients with Endocrine Disorders: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” […]

Dr. Joyce Wallace, Pioneering AIDS Physician, Dies at 79


[ad_1] Dr. Joyce Wallace, a Manhattan internist who treated prostitutes for AIDS, occasionally brought streetwalkers home with her when they had nowhere else to go. Once, when her son, Ari Kahn, was about 12, Dr. Wallace, who had to get to the hospital to see her patients, left him at home with a prostitute who […]

Do You Have the Heart for Marijuana?


[ad_1] His team reported, “Although marijuana is smoked with fewer puffs, larger puff volumes and longer breath holds may yield greater delivery of inhaled elements.” In other words, when compared to tobacco smoking, exposure to chemicals damaging to the heart and lungs may be even greater from smoking marijuana. Dr. Vaduganathan said he was especially […]

Ultrasounds show impact of COVID-19 on the heart


[ad_1] Kaplan-Meier curves for all-cause mortality in patients with versus without myocardial injury (Panel A) and in patients with versus without myocardial injury according to the presence or absence of major echocardiographic abnormalities (Panel B). *Includes wall motion abnormalities, global left ventricular dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, right ventricular dysfunction and presence of pericardial effusion. Event rates […]

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today […]

Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health


[ad_1] The stress of presidential elections may increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, researchers report. Scientists tracked hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease in the weeks before and after the 2016 presidential election among about three million adults who were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health care system. The study, in PNAS, […]

New research comparing HIV medications set to change international recommendations


[ad_1] Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID A new study by UBC researchers is set to change international treatment recommendations for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV—an update that could affect nearly two million people per year worldwide. The study, published today by The Lancet in the journal EClinicalMedicine, was commissioned […]

Public health experts fear devastating impact of flu and COVID-19 on vulnerable adults


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) issued a new Call to Action report detailing the risks of co-infection with influenza (flu) and COVID-19 in adults with chronic health conditions, and the importance of flu vaccination during the 2020-2021 season. The goals of the report, The Dangers of Influenza and […]

Ivory Coast begins presidential election campaigning amid violent demonstrations


[ad_1] Issued on: 15/10/2020 – 09:19 Campaigning begins in Ivory Coast Thursday for the October 31 presidential election, with incumbent Alassane Ouattara seeking a controversial third term while the opposition is pushing for civil disobedience amid violent demonstrations. Many observers fear a pre- or post-election crisis comparable to that in 2010-2011 when 3,000 people died […]

Flu and COVID-19 are bad enough, but they also can raise stroke risk


[ad_1] Adrienne Bresnahan/Moment, Getty Images It’s flu season. In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic. Is this any time to be thinking about your risk of stroke? Yes, researchers say. Having either influenza or the coronavirus seems to increase the odds of having an ischemic stroke—the type where blood flow in the brain is blocked. […]

COVID-19 taking huge toll in excess U.S. deaths


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—A pair of new studies assert that the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster, causing more deaths than thought and prolonging Americans’ suffering more than any other country. The United States experienced a 20% increase over expected deaths between March and August 2020, with more than 225,500 people needlessly dying, […]

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trials after participant becomes ill


[ad_1] Issued on: 13/10/2020 – 04:36 Johnson & Johnson said on Monday it had temporarily paused its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant, delaying one of the highest profile efforts to contain the global pandemic The participant’s illness is being reviewed and evaluated by an independent data and safety monitoring […]

Social factors are key to identifying heart disease risk


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Asking people simple questions about their social situation in addition to medical measures will give a more accurate picture of who might have a heart attack in the future, finds a study led by UCL researchers. The study, published this week in the European Heart Journal, shows for the first […]

Strokes and heart attacks increase when flu-like illnesses rise


[ad_1] Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library, Getty Images Heart attack risk increases quickly after a flu-like illness, while stroke risk rises slower, according to new research. The study, published Oct. 8 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the relationship between the flu, heart attacks and strokes, which all occur more frequently during winter […]

Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97


[ad_1] In journal articles, conferences, congressional hearings and meetings with regulators, Carter Catlett Williams illuminated the miseries of nursing home residents with the sympathetic and descriptive powers of a novelist. She told stories like that of Miss Cohen, whose restrictive diet prohibited the “warm, fragrant chunk of challah” she had eaten on Friday nights her […]

Joan Marks, Doyenne of Genetic Counselors, Dies at 91


[ad_1] Joan H. Marks, who was a pioneer in genetic counseling, the practice of helping patients understand their risk of an inherited medical condition, and who developed it into a full-blown profession, died on Sept. 14 at her home in Manhattan. She was 91. Her son Dr. Andrew Marks said the cause was heart failure. […]

Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Risks in Young Adult Children


[ad_1] People whose mothers had diabetes before or during pregnancy have an increased risk for heart disease as young adults, new research suggests. The risk was apparent both for children of mothers with pre-existing Type 2 diabetes and for children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The study, in the journal CMAJ, included 293,546 […]

Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study


[ad_1] Jianyi “Jay” Zhang. Credit: UAB Science has long known that recovery from experimental heart attacks is improved by injection of a mixture of heart muscle cells, endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells, yet results have been limited by poor engraftment and retention, and researchers worry about potential tumorigenesis and heart arrhythmia. Now research in […]

Women received less aggressive care than men after a heart attack with pumping failure


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain When the heart suddenly can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs after a heart attack, women ages 18-55 get less aggressive care in the hospital and are more likely to die prior to discharge than men the same age, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart […]

Physicians bring attention to overlooked issue of malnutrition among those with obesity


[ad_1] A new editorial accompanying a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is bringing attention to the underappreciated and often overlooked issue of malnutrition among those who are obese. Malnutrition is defined as faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients. It is often incorrectly perceived as an […]

Newer type 2 diabetes medications have heart and kidney disease benefits, too


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two newer groups of medications prescribed primarily for Type 2 diabetes treatment (SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists) could significantly reduce risks associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart disease. Based on analyses of the clinical trials through March 2020, a group of leading experts in diabetes, heart failure, […]

US hospital admissions for non-COVID-19 have only partially rebounded from initial decline


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain While declines in U.S. hospital admissions during the onset of COVID-19 has been well-documented, little is known about how admissions during the rebound varied by age, insurance coverage and socioeconomic groups. The decline in non-COVID-19 admissions was similar across all demographic subgroups but the partial rebound that followed shows that […]

Who are the four candidates standing in Ivory Coast’s presidential election?


[ad_1] Ivory Coast’s Constitutional Court ruled last week that only four out of 44 presidential hopefuls would be allowed to run in the country’s presidential election. Because they face criminal sentences, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro, both giants of Ivorian politics, were among those barred from running. Most of the others […]

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara launches verbal attack on banned presidential rivals


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/09/2020 – 05:27 Ivory Coast’s head of state, Alassane Ouattara, has blasted attempts by two rivals to contest next month’s presidential elections as “provocation” and says one of them belongs behind bars. In an interview published on Thursday by the French magazine Paris Match, the 78-year-old incumbent fired a verbal broadside at former […]

Pierre Troisgrois, French chef who pioneered nouvelle cuisine, dies aged 92


[ad_1] Issued on: 23/09/2020 – 18:45Modified: 23/09/2020 – 18:46 Pierre Troisgros, the legendary French chef and head of the country’s greatest gastronomic dynasty, died on Wednesday aged 92, his restaurant told AFP. The chef and his brother Jean helped found the nouvelle cuisine movement, with their signature salmon with sorrel dish copied the world over. […]

Resuming sexual activity soon after heart attack linked with improved survival


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Returning to usual levels of sexual activity within a few months after a heart attack is positively associated with long-term survival. That’s the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Sexuality and sexual activity are […]

Phone system for assessing chest troubles is unsafe and unreliable


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A semi-automatic phone triage system designed to help people with chest discomfort during the out of hours period is unsafe and unreliable, according to research published in the journal Open Heart. The severity of more than a quarter (27%) of patients with a serious heart condition was underestimated by the […]

Recurrent heart attacks on the decline, yet risk remains high


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain After surviving a heart attack, the proportion of patients who experience a repeat attack within a year fell between 2008 and 2017, with a greater decline in women than men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Despite the improvement, the rate of […]

Researchers find a way to help stem cells work for the heart


[ad_1] This illustration shows how an sEH inhibitor plus stem cell treatment could improve heart function following a heart attack. Credit: UC Regents/UC Davis Health/Zina Deretsky Blocking an enzyme linked with inflammation makes it possible for stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue, new research from UC Davis Health scientists shows. The enzyme—soluble epoxide hydrolase, […]

Heart attack damage reduced by shielded stem cells


[ad_1] Samira Aghlara-Fotovat, a bioengineering graduate student at Rice University, with a vial of stem cell-loaded capsules she formulated to repair damage caused by heart attacks. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Bioengineers and surgeons from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have shown that shielding stem cells with a novel biomaterial improves the cells’ […]

Cannabis use shows substantial risks, no benefits for cardiovascular health


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The chemicals in cannabis have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, heart failure and atrial fibrillation in observational studies; however, a full understanding of how use of cannabis affects the heart and blood vessels is limited by a lack of adequate research, according to a new Scientific […]

Heart disease medications underused among Hispanic/Latino populations with PAD


[ad_1] Recommended medications for peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease are underused among Hispanic and Latino people, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, causes the arteries, which flow away from the heart, to narrow due to the buildup of plaque, and […]

Live Coronavirus Updates: Testing Demand in U.S. Soars


[ad_1] Months into the pandemic, many U.S. cities still lack testing capacity. In the early months of the outbreak in the United States, testing posed a significant problem, as supplies fell far short and officials raced to understand how to best handle the virus. Since then, the country has vastly ramped up its testing capability, […]

Study could show why heart events increase seasonally


[ad_1] Elenathewise/iStock, Getty Images A growing body of research suggests heart attacks, angina and other heart events increase during winter and summer. Now, a new study could explain why. Researchers reviewed an international registry of 1,113 people, the majority from Japan, with acute coronary syndrome. Heart attack is a type of acute coronary syndrome, which […]

Getting safe emergency care during COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Find out when to get emergency care for non-COVID-19 symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms, and learn what emergency rooms are doing to keep you safe during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. News about the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic may be making you feel anxious about going to the emergency department or […]

Mouse model identified to study common form of heart failure linked to age-related obesity


[ad_1] Absence of the inflammation resolution receptor ALX triggers heart muscle endothelial dysfunction: Immunofluorescent microscopic image (below) shows a decrease in expression of CD31 (endothelial cells stained red)  in a 4-month old, obesity-prone mouse deficient in the ALX receptor, compared to same-age normal mouse with a functioning receptor (above). Credit: Halade laboratory A receptor that plays […]

Facts and myths about obesity, emerging as a key factor in COVID-19 hospitalization


[ad_1] Dr. Catherine Varney is a UVA family medicine physician who is also board-certified in obesity medicine. Credit: University of Virginia With so much misinformation surrounding obesity, Dr. Catherine Varney is careful with her words. First of all, she clarifies that her patients are not obese, but rather have obesity, which is a disease and […]

Some recommended cardiovascular medications prescribed less frequently to women


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women receiving treatment in primary care received some cardiovascular medication prescriptions at a lower rate than men, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. “Additional efforts need to be taken to ensure that everyone, […]

Heart attack prevention lags for people with stroke, peripheral artery disease


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although several artery-clogging diseases increase the risk of heart attack, prevention efforts are unequal, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care & Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2020. The virtual conference, May 15-16, is a premier global exchange of the latest advances in quality of […]

Are women getting incorrect treatment?


[ad_1] Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals […]

Breast Thermography: Technology, Benefits, and Cancer Signs


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Researchers Examine Impact of Soda on Children’s Dental Health


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Dental Care for Kids: When Should Your Child Start Going to the Dentist?


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Digital Health Intervention Does Not Lower Heart Attack Risk


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What Your Legs Could Be Telling You About Your Heart Health


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Causes of psoriatic arthritis: Triggers and risk factors


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10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Yeast Infections


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Alcohol: Link Between Liver and Brain May Control Consumption


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