Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 11, 1997
Fish Diet Better Than Vegetarian Fare At Lowering Lipoprotein (A) -- One 'Bad' Fat
Eating fish -- lots of fish -- is better than a vegetarian diet in reducing the level of one heart-imperiling fat in the blood, an international research group reported today at the American Heart Association's 70th Scientific Sessions.

Study Findings May Lead To Earlier Diagnosis And Treatment Of Atherosclerosis
Earlier diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis may be possible using specially engineered, gas-filled microbubbles, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Adenovirus May Play A Role In Heart Inflammation
Adenoviruses, viruses that cause common upper respiratory infections, may also cause life-threatening heart muscle inflammation in adults, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.

People Depressed After Heart Attack Less Likely To Make Recommended Behavior Changes To Reduce Risk
Nearly one in four people suffers from depression after a heart attack, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers, who found that these patients are less likely to comply with their doctors' advice to modify their diets and exercise more often.

Risk Of Heart Disease In Later Life Is Driven By Cholesterol In Earlier Years
People should start paying attention to their blood levels of cholesterol early in life, according to a study that finds cholesterol levels during middle age are more strongly tied to heart disease risk than cholesterol levels during older- age.

Study Compares Quality Of Life For Men And Women With Congestive Heart Failure
The quality of life for women with congestive heart failure may be greater than the quality of life for men with the disease, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) researchers presented Nov.

Many Are Not Getting Artery-Opening Treatments For Heart Attack; Women, Minorities Underserved
Many eligible heart attack patients are not receiving appropriate artery opening treatments -- including the powerful clot-busters -- according to a study reported today at the American Heart Association's 70th Scientific Sessions.

Evaluating Use Of Innovative Technology In Home Health Care
Diabetics in the Philadelphia area will be able to provide their blood sugar levels, pulse measurement, and temperature from home to the home health care nurses in their offices with the help of an innovative technology called Telehealth.

Studies Of More Than 25,000 Emory Angioplasty And Coronary Bypass Patients Reveal Improvement In Patient Outcomes; Decrease In Cost
Sicker heart patients are more likely to survive coronary intervention, are spending less time in the hospital recovering and are doing better once at home -- about one- third the cost of similar care inth 1980s, according to analyses presented by Emory University at this week's American Heart Association 70th Scientific Session.

Colorado State University Supercomputer Aids Cattle Ranchers Worldwide
A supercomputer at Colorado State University is helping cattle ranchers build better cows.

Research Supports Link Between Iron Levels And Heart Disease
Further deepening a decade-old medical controversy, Finnish researchers have linked the amount of iron in the body in men to heart attacks.

A New Way To Make Vaccines
A team of chemists from Birmingham University, UK, part funded by EPSRC, has succeeded in making a completely synthetic vaccine.

New Study Focuses On Preventing Strokes In African Americans
University of Maryland Medical Center neurologists are part of a national study on how to prevent recurrent strokes in African Americans by determining which of two medications is more effective -- aspirin or ticlopidine.

Inhibiting Tumor Necrosis Factor: Novel Treatment For Heart Failure
Researchers may have found another cause and a possible new approach to treatment for individuals with severely failing hearts, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association's 70th Scientific Sessions.

University Of Georgia Study Suggests Free Radicals Contribute To Higher Incidence Of Cardiovascular Disease In African Americans
A University of Georgia study released today at the American Heart Association's 70th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla., may help explain why African Americans have a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease than Caucasians.

Frequent Workouts Better For Heart
If you don't have time for a 30-minute workout each day, it may be just as good to divide the exercise time into several shorter-duration episodes a week of at least 10 minutes or longer, report scientists today at the American Heart Association's 70th Scientific Sessions.

Timely Local Weather At Click Of A Mouse
TV or radio weather reports, which tend to be somewhat regional, leave true weather aficionados unsatisfied.

First Selenium-Based Orally-Active Antihypertensive May Lead To New Family Of Therapeutic Agents
Researchers have developed what are believed to be the first orally-active selenium-based antihypertensive compounds.

UNESCO Adopts Universal Declaration On The Human Genome And Human Rights
Paris, November 11 - UNESCO today adopted a Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, the first international text on the ethics of genetic research.
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