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Can exercise, swimming goggles help protect astronauts against spaceflight-associated changes to eye, vision?
Astronauts on long missions at the International Space Station can experience changes to their eyes and vision that can last for years. (2019-04-18)
Scientists report new approach to reduce or prevent renal fibrosis
Renal fibrosis, the abnormal accumulation of fibrotic material within the kidney, hinders kidney function and may lead to eventual renal failure. (2019-04-16)
Diabetic drug shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in non-diabetic patients
Metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to researchers at the University of Dundee. (2019-04-16)
Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds
A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. (2019-04-15)
Study underlines large variation in patient mortality associated with different bloodstream infections
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows the danger posed by bloodstream infections (BSIs), and the large variation in mortality rates associated with different infectious microorganisms. (2019-04-12)
Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women
Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). (2019-04-10)
Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk for heart disease
Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2019-04-09)
Text messages show promise as next step for improving heart health in China
Motivational text messages are a well-liked, feasible new way to provide additional support to Chinese patients with heart disease, reports a preliminary study by researchers at Yale and in China. (2019-04-08)
Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost brain function
Five minutes daily of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training lowers blood pressure, improves vascular health, boosts fitness and sharpens memory, according to preliminary results presented this week at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando. (2019-04-08)
Preeclampsia treatment for mothers also benefits offspring
An estimated six to 15 million people in the US are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. (2019-04-06)
Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows
Dentists can miss important details on X-rays when put under time pressure, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. (2019-04-05)
Researchers uncover new cause of abdominal aortic aneurysm
Researchers have discovered that a family of lipids (fats) contribute to the development of a serious aortic disease, by driving clotting in the blood vessel wall. (2019-04-04)
The Lancet: Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke, study shows
Studies of East Asian genes that strongly affect how much alcohol people choose to drink show that alcohol itself directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a new study published in The Lancet. (2019-04-04)
Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications
In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time. (2019-04-03)
Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes, suggests small NIH study
The drug colchicine, used to treat the arthritic condition gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (2019-04-02)
Decades-old misconception on white blood cell trafficking to spleen corrected
Contrary to prior belief, the white blood cells enter the spleen primarily via vessels in the red pulp. (2019-04-02)
Tumor microenvironment analyzed to increase effectiveness of preclinical trials
It was shown that co-culturing HeLa adenocarcinoma cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and mesenchymal stromal cells results in changes in the proliferative activity of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells and mesenchymal stromal cell populations. (2019-04-02)
Blood test helps accurate, rapid diagnosis for pre-eclampsia
A new study published today in The Lancet, has found that a simple blood test can help make the diagnosis for a common and potentially fatal pregnancy complication. (2019-04-01)
Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure
Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented today at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). (2019-03-30)
Digital health must be reimbursed to cope with chronic disease
Sophia Antipolis, 28 March 2019: Health systems must reimburse digital health and integrate it into routine care to cope with chronic disease. (2019-03-28)
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Joaninha maintaining an eye
Tropical Cyclone Joaninha is not yet ready to close its eye and weaken. (2019-03-28)
Liquid meal replacements contributed to greater weight loss than low-calorie diets: review
Liquid meal replacements helped overweight diabetes patients lose an average of about five pounds more than others who tried a conventional low-calorie diet, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. (2019-03-28)
Self-sustaining, bioengineered blood vessels could replace damaged vessels in patients
A research team has bioengineered blood vessels that safely and effectively integrated into the native circulatory systems of 60 patients with end-stage kidney failure over a four-year phase 2 clinical trial. (2019-03-27)
Pressure makes best cooling
Recently, an international research team led by Professor LI Bing from the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has found that a class of disordered materials, called plastic crystals, exhibits record-large barocaloric effects under very weak pressure. (2019-03-27)
New 'pulsing' ultrasound technique improves drug delivery to brains of mice
Using rapid short-pulse sequences of ultrasound helps drugs reach the brains of mice, according to new research. (2019-03-26)
Listening to the quantum vacuum
Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are advancing knowledge about the limits on the precision of the measurements that will help improve the next generation of tools and technology used by gravitational wave scientists. (2019-03-25)
Screen time plus snacking a risk for metabolic disorder in teens
Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research to be presented Monday, March 25, at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-24)
Generic weight-loss drug may be safe and effective for long-term treatment
An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (PORTAL) network. (2019-03-22)
Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. (2019-03-22)
Affordable Care Act delivers significant benefits for women
According to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, the rate of health insurance coverage and access to affordable acute and preventive care services improved for women after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (2019-03-21)
Study gives new perspective on production of blood cells and immune cells
A new study provides a thorough accounting of blood cell production from hematopoietic stem cells. (2019-03-21)
Uncovering the superconducting phosphine: P2H4 and P4H6
Phosphine (PH3), a typical hydrogen-rich hydride, has attracted a great deal of research interest because of its superconducting transition at high pressure. (2019-03-19)
Study shows pressure induces unusually high electrical conductivity in polyiodide
A study into the effects of high mechanical pressure on the polyiodide TEAI showed that it brings unusually high electrical conductivity starting from insulating state, suggesting that the material may be useful as a switchable semiconductor. (2019-03-19)
Tilt training prevents fainting
Tilt training effectively prevents fainting, according to research presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. (2019-03-18)
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented today at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology. (2019-03-18)
Lowering blood pressure prevents worsening brain damage in elderly
Elderly people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, who took medicine to keep their 24-hour systolic blood pressure around 130 mm Hg for three years showed significantly less accumulation of harmful brain lesions compared with those taking medicine to maintain a systolic blood pressure around 145 mm Hg, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Two-drug combos using popular calcium channel blocker show superiority in lowering BP
In the largest randomized controlled trial of treatment for high blood pressure ever conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, two frontline two-drug combinations that included the long-acting calcium channel blocker, amlodipine, were able to drive down blood pressure levels more than a third two-drug combination that did not include amlodipine, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (2019-03-18)
Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator
Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) deliver shocks to the heart to correct arrythmias. (2019-03-18)
Cholesterol-lowering drugs guard against brain haemorrhages
The drugs statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, also guard against brain haemorrhages. (2019-03-14)
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