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Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-08-19


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack.The investigators' report on the test, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, points to a previous...(Read More)

Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact

Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-08-16


Exposure to high levels of air pollution increased stress hormone levels and negative metabolic changes in otherwise healthy, young adults in a recent study conducted in China. Air purifiers appeared to lessen the negative effects, according to new research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.Researchers focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) - a component of air...(Read More)

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-08-13


A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue. A team of scientists from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), The University of Manchester, Aarhus University and Newcastle University, have developed a way of producing 3D data to show the cardiac conduction system - the special cells that enable our hearts to beat - in unprecedented detail. The...(Read More)

Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are confirmed, but just for the upper class

Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are confirmed, but just for the upper class
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-08-10


The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease but only if you are rich or highly educated. This is the surprising finding by researchers from the Italian I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, who performed a study on over 18,000 subjects recruited within the Moli-sani study and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.Cardiovascular advantages associated with the Mediterranean diet...(Read More)

Study identifies enzyme that protects cells from toxic fat

Study identifies enzyme that protects cells from toxic fat
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-08-05


A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute sheds light on how a key fat-producing enzyme helps protect cells from a toxic form of fat.The new finding contributes to a fuller understanding of the fundamental biology that underlies common metabolic diseases related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and heart failure, and could...(Read More)

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-08-02


Continuing statin prescriptions after an adverse reaction was associated with a lower incidence of death and cardiovascular events. These findings may inform discussions between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of continuing statin therapy. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.The mortality benefits of statins are well established, yet therapy is commonly discontinued...(Read More)

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Alzheimer's drug cuts hallmark inflammation related to metabolic syndrome by 25 percent
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-27


An existing Alzheimer's medication slashes inflammation and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic syndrome, a potential therapeutic intervention for a highly dangerous condition affecting 30 percent of adults in the United States, according to new clinical trial results by scientists at Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.In a study released in JCI Insight, Feinstein...(Read More)

Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death

Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-24


People who improve the quality of their diets over time, eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish and less red and processed meats and sugary beverages, may significantly reduce their risk of premature death, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is the first study to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated...(Read More)

Has effective medical therapy made the benefit of ICDs uncertain?

Has effective medical therapy made the benefit of ICDs uncertain?
Written by Aaron Watson on 2017-07-15


Medication, including beta-blockers, may be so effective in reducing the risk of sudden death in heart failure that the overall benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) may be uncertain.New research led by the University of Glasgow and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has analysed individual patient data from clinical trials conducted between 1995 and 2014. The study...(Read More)





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