Managing children’s weight, blood pressure and cholesterol protects brain function mid-life — ScienceDaily


Managing weight, blood pressure and cholesterol in children may help protect brain function in later life, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. This is the first study to highlight that cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood through mid-life may influence poor cognitive performance at midlife. Previous research […]

Why a home with no stairs can give you ‘bungalow leg’


To many people, moving to a bungalow makes good sense — if aching or immobile joints become a problem then a life without stairs is not only simpler, but also much safer. However, experts warn that making that move too early can actually hasten the decline associated with old age, leading to a phenomenon now being […]

PROFESSOR ROY TAYLOR explains the science behind type 2 diabetes


Barely a day goes by without type 2 diabetes hitting the headlines. Last week alone there were two major stories about the condition.  A study from French researchers showed that if you develop type 2 in middle age, it doubles your risk of getting dementia by the age of 70. Another study, which looked at […]

Cardiovascular disease could be diagnosed earlier with new glowing probe — ScienceDaily


Researchers have created a probe that glows when it detects an enzyme associated with issues that can lead to blood clots and strokes. The team of researchers, from the Department of Chemistry and the National Lung and Heart Institute at Imperial College London, demonstrated that their probe quickly and accurately detects the enzyme in modified […]

One cup of leafy greens a day lowers risk of heart disease, study says


Eating just one cup of raw vegetables daily, such as leafy greens like spinach, boosts your cardiovascular health, a new study reveals. In a sample of over 50,000 people, the biggest eaters of nitrate-rich vegetables had lower blood pressure and up to 26 per cent lower risk of heart disease, experts found.  Just one cup is […]

Pre-diabetes nearly DOUBLES the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, study finds


Pre-diabetes nearly DOUBLES the risk of having a heart attack or stroke because high blood sugar damages the arteries, study finds Pre-diabetes is when sugar levels are high but not as high as type 2 diabetes It is common and thought to affect a third of adults in the US and 7million Brits   And now […]

Many people with high blood pressure are taking another medication that could raise it — ScienceDaily


Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session. The results underscore the need for patients to routinely review all […]

Health: Getting too much OR too little sleep can increase your risk of heart disease


People who get six to seven hours of sleep per night are less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than those who get more or less shut-eye, a study has concluded. Researchers from the US studied data on the sleep habits and cardiovascular health of more than 14,000 people, looking to see who […]

Alcohol in moderation may help the heart by calming stress signals in the brain — ScienceDaily


Moderate alcohol intake — defined as no more than one alcoholic drink for women and two for men per day — has been associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when compared with individuals who abstain from drinking or partake in excessive drinking, according to a new study being presented at the […]

Psychological distress found to double the risk of subsequent cardiac events in younger adults — ScienceDaily


Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress — such as depression or anxiety — after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How fasting could help cut your blood pressure


Regular readers of this column might wonder if I am ever so slightly obsessed with the microbiome, the billions of tiny creatures that live in our guts — and you’d be right. I’m fascinated by these extraordinary microbes, and the ongoing battle between the ‘good’ and the bad’ ones, that influences so much about us, […]

Thinning lower spine, top of thigh bone and hip predictive of raised heart attack/stroke risk — ScienceDaily


Thin and brittle bones are strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk, with thinning of the lower (lumbar) spine, top of the thigh bone (femoral neck), and hip especially predictive of a heightened heart attack and stroke risk, suggests research in the journal Heart. Osteoporosis, often dubbed brittle bone disease, is common, particularly among women […]

Damage to white matter is linked to worse cognitive outcomes after brain injury — ScienceDaily


A new University of Iowa study challenges the idea that gray matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered axons that physically connect neuronal regions) when it comes to cognitive health and function. The findings may help neurologists better predict the long-term effects of strokes and […]

Cancer-linked mutation accelerates growth of abnormal stroke-causing brain blood vessels — ScienceDaily


Researchers have discovered an explanation for why cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) — clusters of dilated blood vessels in the brain — can suddenly grow to cause seizures or stroke. Specifically, they found that a specific, acquired mutation in a cancer-causing gene (PIK3CA) could exacerbate existing CCMs in the brain. Furthermore, repurposing an already existing anticancer […]

Fish oil supplements and heart rhythm disorder: New analysis — ScienceDaily


Omega-3 supplements are associated with an increased likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation in people with high blood lipids. That’s the finding of a study published today in European Heart Journal — Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Currently, fish oil supplements are indicated for patients with elevated plasma triglycerides to […]

Fasting lowers blood pressure by reshaping the gut microbiota — ScienceDaily


Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, a condition that raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the U. S. At Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. David J. Durgan and his colleagues are dedicated to better understand hypertension, in particular the emerging evidence suggesting […]

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


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, industry, […]

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


‘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 her […]

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


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 condition […]

Having type 2 diabetes in middle age could double dementia risk, study finds


People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 60 could double their risk of developing dementia in old age, a study has claimed. French scientists found that dementia at age 70 was twice as likely if someone had been diagnosed with diabetes 10 years earlier. The risk was also increased for people who got […]

Researchers identify protein produced after stroke that triggers neurodegeneration — ScienceDaily


Researchers with the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern have identified a new protein implicated in cell death that provides a potential therapeutic target that could prevent or delay the progress of neurodegenerative diseases following a stroke. Scientists from the departments of pathology, neurology, biochemistry, and pharmacology at UTSW have identified and named […]

Espresso, latte or decaf? Genetic code drives your desire for coffee — ScienceDaily


Whether you hanker for a hard hit of caffeine or favour the frothiness of a milky cappuccino, your regular coffee order could be telling you more about your cardio health than you think. In a world first study of 390,435 people, University of South Australia researchers found causal genetic evidence that cardio health — as […]

HEALTH NOTES: Surfing the web comes of age in lockdown


HEALTH NOTES: Surfing the web comes of age in lockdown as study finds it boosts mental health of older people By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:01 EDT, 24 April 2021 | Updated: 17:01 EDT, 24 April 2021 Surfing the web boosted the mental health of older people during lockdown. A University of Surrey study found […]

Changing views on atherosclerosis — ScienceDaily


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 of […]

Having a sweet tooth could lead to heart disease and death in middle age, study finds


Having a sweet tooth could lead to heart disease and an early death, a study has suggested. University of Oxford scientists tracked 116,000 people’s eating habits for up to 15 years and checked whether they had been admitted to hospital or died.  They found people who regularly indulged in chocolate bars and sugary drinks were more […]

Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden — ScienceDaily


As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become clear that many survivors — even those who had mild cases — continue to manage a variety of health problems long after the initial infection should have resolved. In what is believed to be the largest comprehensive study of long COVID-19 to date, researchers at Washington […]

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


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 published […]

Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease — ScienceDaily


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 outside […]

Findings cast doubt on industry promotion of these products as ‘safer’ alternative — ScienceDaily


The impact on lung cells of Heat not Burn products — a hybrid between traditional cigarettes and electronic vaping devices — may be no less harmful than that of conventional cigarettes, suggest the findings of a small comparative study, published online in the journal Thorax. Heat not burn products contain nicotine and tobacco, but have […]

Novel genetic mitochondrial disorder discovered — ScienceDaily


The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations […]

JOHN STAPLETON on the ‘cure’ that killed his wife Lynn Faulds Wood


This Saturday will be the first anniversary of the death of my wife Lynn Faulds Wood. Her passing prompted an amazing response — glowing obituaries, 70,000 tweets of condolence, and more than 400 letters and cards This Saturday will be the first anniversary of the death of my wife Lynn Faulds Wood.  Her passing prompted an […]

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


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 after […]

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


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 that […]

Medical student, 21, died a day after getting J&J vaccine


John Foley, 21 (pictured), a student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday and was discovered by his roommates on Sunday Officials are investigating the death of a University of Cincinnati student one day after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  John Foley, 21, a […]

Long-term weight retention and associated health risks identified in obese adults — ScienceDaily


UK adults who are overweight or obese retain their weight over time, which is associated with an increased risk of health complications and death, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Dr Barbara Iyen, the lead author said: “We have found that despite widespread efforts to prevent and manage […]

Patients who are overweight or obese at risk of more severe COVID-19, study finds — ScienceDaily


Patients who are overweight or obese have more severe COVID-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, according to a new international study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Queensland and published in Diabetes Care, found obese or overweight patients are at high risk for […]

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria — ScienceDaily


Maintenance of good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published today in the association’s flagship journal, Circulation. Infective endocarditis (IE), also called bacterial endocarditis, […]

Coronavirus: Study finds CVST blood clot risk is 10 times higher after Covid than after vaccination


People are up to 10 times more likely to develop a brain blood clot after catching Covid than after getting a vaccine, a study has found. Cerebral venous sinus thombrosis is the condition that has spooked regulators by appearing in recipients of the AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson jabs. But researchers claim the risk of developing the […]

New study links red meat consumption with heart disease


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.   Processed […]

COVID-19 patients who suffer hemorrhagic strokes are up to 2.8 times more likely to die


Coronavirus patients who suffer hemorrhagic strokes are at increased risk of dying, a new study suggests. Researchers found that those who were diagnosed with the virus and then experienced a stroke were nearly three times more likely to die compared to those who only had strokes. What’s more, COVID-19 patients who survived the strokes had longer […]

Dietary cocoa improves health of obese mice; likely has implications for humans — ScienceDaily


Supplementation of cocoa powder in the diet of high-fat-fed mice with liver disease markedly reduced the severity of their condition, according to a new study by Penn State researchers, who suggest the results have implications for people. Cocoa powder, a popular food ingredient most commonly used in the production of chocolate, is rich in fiber, […]

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


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 evidence […]

Covid UK: Daily deaths HALVE in a week to 13 while cases rise 29%


Daily Covid cases have jumped by nearly a third in a week, official figures revealed today in the first sign that England’s four-day Easter weekend may have fuelled a spike in transmission. Department of Health bosses posted another 3,568 positive tests across the UK – the highest daily toll since April 1. Deaths have halved […]

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


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 formulas […]

European suspension of AstraZeneca vaccine WILL cause Covid deaths, experts warn


Europe’s medical watchdog today slapped down Germany for suspending AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab after a small number of vaccinated people developed deadly brain clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there was ‘no evidence’ to support Berlin halting the jab for people under 60, adding that the benefits of protecting against Covid outweigh the risk of […]

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


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 things, […]

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


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 during […]

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes 


HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:01 EDT, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 17:19 EDT, 3 April 2021 Gene tests could one day be used to spot patients at risk of ‘silent’ strokes that cause dementia, scientists believe. Researchers studied genetic samples of thousands of people […]

Why are GPs still refusing to see patients face-to-face


Pinned to the entrance of a GP surgery on a leafy residential road in suburban Sidcup, Kent is a handwritten note, attached to the inside glass. ‘Please do not punch or kick this door.’ That a message such as this is necessary is truly shocking, but it speaks volumes about the increasingly fractured relationship between […]

Leisure physical activity is linked with health benefits but work activity is not — ScienceDaily


The first large study showing that leisure time physical activity and occupational physical activity have opposite, and independent, associations with cardiovascular disease risk and longevity is published today in European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “We adjusted for multiple factors in our analysis, indicating that the relationships were not […]

Lactation and visceral, pericardial fat — ScienceDaily


As demonstrated by multiple studies over the years, women who breastfeed have a lower risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes when compared to those who don’t or can’t. However, the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for lactating women are still not fully understood. Duke Appiah, Ph.D., an assistant professor of public health […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today warned […]

Toward a reliable oral treatment for sickle cell disease — ScienceDaily


For the millions of people worldwide who have sickle cell disease, there are only a few treatment options, which include risky bone marrow transplants, gene therapy or other treatments that address a subset of symptoms. Today, researchers will describe the discovery of a small molecule with the potential to address the root cause of sickle […]

Why 2020 was the year of marvellous medicine


A year ago, the world was in the grip of a deadly and, seemingly, unstoppable virus and the UK went into its first lockdown.  Since then, vaccines and life-saving drugs to counter Covid have been the focus of international attention.  But the past year has also seen major developments in treatments for cancer, diabetes, multiple […]

Covid-19 UK: Moderna’s vaccine comes on stream in small quantities


No10 may have to roll back its target date for vaccinating all adults if AstraZeneca‘s jab is banned for under-30s, an expert warned today.  And Britain may need to approve vaccines developed by Russia or China in order to hit the goal of offering everyone a first dose by the end of July.   The Medicines […]

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


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 like […]

Covid-19 UK: What should I do if I’ve had the AstraZeneca jab?


Britons were once again left with a raft of questions over the safety of AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine after health chiefs today recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to potentially deadly blood clots. No10’s jab advisory panel says healthy people aged 18 to 29 be offered either Pfizer or Moderna‘s […]

A new agent for brain diseases: mRNA — ScienceDaily


Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) demonstrate an mRNA delivery system that effectively produces BDNF protein in rat brain to protect neurons from ischemia Tokyo — A lack of oxygen to brain tissue — known as ischemia — leads to the death of neurons, which results in stroke. Despite considerable research, there are […]

Society is not ready to make human brains — ScienceDaily


Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem cells, scientists have manufactured heart cells, brain cells and other cell types that they are now transplanting into patients as a form of cell therapy. Eventually, the field anticipates the same will be possible with organs. A new paper […]

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?


British health chiefs have restricted AstraZeneca’s vaccine in under-30s because their risk of dying from Covid is so small and there are early signs they may be more prone to blood clots after the jab. But EU regulators have decided against recommending the vaccine is withheld from any age group because they can’t be sure […]

All the answers to your questions about AstraZeneca’s jab and its link to blood clots


AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine is once again under the spotlight, amid growing fears it may trigger extremely rare blood clots.  Health chiefs yesterday recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to the potentially deadly complication.  But medical experts insist the jab is safe and the benefits far outweigh any risks for […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

With power outages across Texas, residents worry, wait and make do


What the San Antonio, Texas, resident is most concerned about right now though, is his wife’s health — she had a stroke last year, her second in three years, and is still recovering. “She’s got terrible breathing problems obviously,” he said. On Wednesday, millions across Texas were still without power, trying their best to stay […]

ARRITJET NË NEUROLOGJINË KOSOVARE NË 2020


ARRITJET NË NEUROLOGJINË KOSOVARE NË 2020 1. SKLEROZA MULTIPLE TRAJTOHET NË KOSOVË Kryefjala jo vetëm e shëndetësisë (qoftë kosovare, qoftë asaj ndërkombëtare), por edhe e të gjitha sferave të jetës në vitin 2020 ka qenë pandemia e shkaktuar nga koronavirusi i ri, SARS-CoV-2 dhe sëmundja e shkaktuar prej tij, Covid-19. Me gjithë vështirësitë e punës, […]

Sudden death more common than thought in very young with epilepsy


(HealthDay)—Sudden, epilepsy-related death is more common than thought in infants and children, a new study suggests. It also found that Black and multiracial youngsters are at higher risk for what’s known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). It occurs in otherwise healthy people with epilepsy, most often when they’re asleep or resting. Researchers analyzed […]

All Santa Wants for Christmas Is to Stay Out of Politics


Ric Erwin is one of thousands of men for whom Santa Claus is both a sacred idea and a seasonal occupation. Earlier this year, he was looking forward to donning his red velvet suit and hat this December, just as he has each winter for the last decade. But the pandemic has thrown a wrench […]

Discount Price 16 Animated Icons Pack – WordPress Lottie Json Animation SVG


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Gefäßalter durch Sonografie ermitteln – Biermann Medizin


Ein frühes Ultraschallscreening der Halsschlagadern kann das Schlaganfallrisiko verringern. Aktionismus bei Diagnose von Stenosen ist jedoch nicht angebracht und risikoreich. Leichte Gefäßveränderungen bis hin zu Carotisstenosen können heute sehr gut durch eine Sonografie der Halsgefäße diagnostiziert werden. Ob ein Carotis-Ultraschallscreening im Rahmen von Vorsorgeuntersuchungen sinnvoll ist und ob asymptomatische Carotisstenosen bei Menschen höheren Alters zwingend […]

Study finds 10 metabolites associated with risk of stroke


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Metabolites are small molecules found in our body’s cells. They come from the food we eat, chemical processes happening within our bodies and microbes. A new analysis of recent studies has found that the levels of 10 metabolites detected in the blood are associated with a person’s risk of stroke. The […]

Scientists identify a new diagnostic and therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease


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 Nature. […]

Study forecasts advantages and disadvantages for Black patients of removing race from kidney function calculators


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations. To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well […]

Food insecurity rates high among people with heart disease


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 14.6% […]

Eating foods that promote inflammation may worsen heart failure


People with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in the hospital or die as those who eat foods known to reduce inflammation, new research shows. “If people with heart failure can reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory foods that they eat, it might […]

Low-cost population-wide salt reduction strategies could save lives


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Reducing salt consumption at population levels is a cost-effective strategy to combat high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in Africa according to new Griffith University-led research. In a study published in the British Medical Journal Open, researchers from Griffith’s School of Medicine and the University of Oxford evaluated the health impacts […]

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


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, N.Y., […]

Heart structure may play role in stroke risk disparities between Black and white people


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have found that differences in the left atrium in the hearts of Black people and white people may play a role in risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Black […]

Obesity is not only the individual’s responsibility


Statistical differences were found in all of the categories on the graph. Credit: Adapted from Table 3 in Asahara et al. PLOS ONE, 2020. Research based on 5425 citizens’ responses to a questionnaire survey has illuminated that obesity causes are linked to various factors in addition to the individual’s current socioeconomic circumstances, including childhood experiences, […]

Green Mediterranean (‘green Med’) diet may be even better for health


Credit: CC0 Public Domain A green Mediterranean (‘green Med’) diet, containing even more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, may be even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version—at least in men—suggests research published online in the journal Heart. The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is linked to […]

The danger of Z-drugs for dementia patients


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Strong sleeping pills known as ‘Z-drugs’ are linked with an increased risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia—according to research from the University of East Anglia. Sleep disturbance is common among people with dementia and the impact for patients and their families is significant. To date there are […]

Early, late stages of degenerative diseases are distinct, study shows


Based on thousands of experiments over more than a decade, Rice University biochemists Michael Stern and James McNew believe degenerative diseases as varied as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and muscle atrophy occur in two phases (green and red) marked by distinct alterations in the activity of the signaling pathway proteins TOR, AMPK, Foxo and JNK. In the […]

Pat Quinn, Who Promoted A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 37


Pat Quinn, who helped raise $220 million to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., by promoting the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, died on Sunday, seven years after he learned he had the disease. He was 37. His death, at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y., was confirmed by the A.L.S. Association and in […]

Schwerer Schlaganfall: Behandlung in regionaler oder überregionaler Stroke Unit?


Die spanische RACECAT-Studie verdeutlicht die Stärke eines Schlaganfallnetzwerkes aus regionalen und überregionalen Stroke Units und stärkt damit auch dem deutschen System den Rücken. Bei Patienten mit einem schweren Schlaganfall zählt jede Minute bis zum Behandlungsbeginn, doch wo sollen sie behandelt werden – auf einer regionalen Schlaganfallstation oder auf einer weiter entfernt gelegenen spezialisierteren, überregionalen Stroke […]

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Diabetes, hypertension may increase risk of COVID-19 brain complications


Chest X-ray of a SARS-CoV-2-positive patient exhibiting confusion and showing weakness on his left side shows pneumonia in the lower lungs. Credit: Radiological Society of North America Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting […]

Algorithm-driven digital program helped lower patients’ cholesterol, blood pressure


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using a remotely-delivered, algorithm-driven program for disease management, patients experienced significant improvement in cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The manuscript of this study is simultaneously published today in Circulation, the American Heart Association’s flagship journal. Failure to […]

Chronic alcohol use reshapes the brain’s immune landscape, driving anxiety and addiction


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Deep within the brain, a small almond-shaped region called the amygdala plays a vital role in how we exhibit emotion, behavior and motivation. Understandably, it’s also strongly implicated in alcohol abuse, making it a long-running focus of Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., professor in Scripps Research’s Department of Molecular Medicine. Now, for the […]

Trial shows no benefits of dairy foods for blood sugar regulation


Results from a new trial published by a team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests lower dairy intake may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome. Credit: Darryl Leja, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health Results from a new trial published by a team led by researchers at […]

Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills


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 they […]

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


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 of […]

France beats Portugal, clinches Nations League finals spot


Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 23:02 N’Golo Kante scored just his second international goal as World Cup holders France defeated European champions Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon on Saturday to secure a place in the Nations League finals.  Chelsea midfielder Kante was quickest to react to a rebound as he netted the winner on 54 minutes that […]

Big study supports cheap combo pill to lower heart risks


This November 2020 photo provided by McMaster University shows 75mg aspirin pills, left, and Polycaps, pills from India-based Cadila Pharmaceuticals that contains one cholesterol and three blood pressure medicines, used in the International Polycap Study 3 (TIPS-3). On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, researchers say the cheap, daily pill taken with low-dose aspirin can cut the […]

First non-human primate study showing promise of gene therapy for stroke repair


Astrocyte-converted neurons in monkey brain after stroke. Credit: Jinan University Stroke is a leading cause of death and severe long-term disability with limited treatments available. A research team led by Prof. Gong Chen at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China recently reported the first non-human primate study demonstrating successful in vivo neural regeneration from brain internal glial […]

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Protein in blood may predict prognosis, recovery from stroke


Credit: Mayo Clinic Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida and collaborators have found that a biomarker in the blood may determine the extent of brain injury from different types of strokes and predict prognosis in these patients. Their findings are reported in Science Translational Medicine. The blood biomarker is a protein known as neurofilament light […]

Real-time alerts associated with lower mortality


Credit: CC0 Public Domain A sophisticated system that analyzes electronic data about hospital patients, identifies those at risk of deteriorating, and issues an alert to a centralized team of specially trained nurses resulted in a lower mortality rate, Kaiser Permanente researchers found. The evaluation of the Advance Alert Monitor, or AAM, used in 21 Kaiser […]

Structural racism is a driver of health disparities, report declares


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The history of structural racism in the U.S. must be acknowledged as a driver of health problems and shortened lives for Black people and other racial and ethnic groups, says an American Heart Association report that seeks to spark action to fix the problem. “Structural racism has been and remains a […]

After heart attack, pot smoking raises post-op dangers


(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 study […]

Reduction of environmental pollutants for prevention of cardiovascular disease


Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a current opinion article “Reduction of environmental pollutants for prevention of cardiovascular disease: it’s time to act,” published in the European Heart Journal this week, a group of international environmental researchers summarized the epidemiologic and mechanistic evidence in support of an association between noise and air pollution with cardiovascular and […]

She had a bleeding stroke and a clot-caused stroke—at the same time


Cathy Brophy went into the guest room to enjoy her guilty pleasure—the reality series “Below Deck.” She fell asleep, only to eventually wake up, turn off the television and return to sleep. Around 4:30 a.m., she woke up and tried turning onto her left side. She couldn’t. Cathy’s only explanation was that she’d slept awkwardly […]