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Exercise yields some cardiovascular benefits in children with excess weight
Eight months of daily, afterschool physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds with obesity and overweight improved key measures of their cardiovascular health like good cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn't improve others like arterial stiffness, an early indicator of cardiovascular risk, Medical College of Georgia investigators report. (2019-12-09)
Potential cause of elevated nighttime blood pressure in patients with apnea identified
University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found a potential cause for elevated nighttime blood pressure that may help patients with OSA get the help they need before cardiovascular disease develops. (2019-12-05)
Pilot study finds time-restricted eating has benefits for people at risk for diabetes
In a study publishing Dec. 5 in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers for the first time looked at the effects of TRE in people who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and therefore were at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. (2019-12-05)
PET scans show Transcendental Meditation with cardiac rehabilitation increases blood flow to the heart
Study finds coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who include Transcendental Meditation (TM) with cardiac rehabilitation (CR) increased blood flow to the heart by 20.7%. (2019-12-05)
Weight for it: Time-restricted eating benefits those at risk for diabetes, heart disease
Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. (2019-12-05)
Respiration key to increase oxygen in the brain
Contrary to accepted knowledge, blood can bring more oxygen to mice brains when they exercise because the increased respiration packs more oxygen into the hemoglobin, according to an international team of researchers who believe that this holds true for all mammals. (2019-12-04)
Mindfulness training may help lower blood pressure, new study shows
A study at Brown University finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits. (2019-12-04)
Beta blocker use identified as hospitalization risk factor in 'stiff heart' heart failure
A new study links the use of beta-blockers to heart failure hospitalizations among those with the common 'stiff heart' heart failure subtype. (2019-12-04)
A question of pressure
The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has implemented a novel pressure measurement method, as a byproduct of the work on the 'new' kelvin. (2019-12-02)
Smoking may cause white scars on the brain
Nearly half of all people over the age of 50 have scarring in their brain's white matter. (2019-11-29)
Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older moms more likely to develop heart problems
Changes occur in the placenta in older pregnant mothers leading to a greater likelihood of poor health in their male offspring, a study in rats has shown. (2019-11-28)
Deportation worries may increase high blood pressure risk
The fear of deportation was associated with double the risk of developing high blood pressure over a four-year period, in a study of Mexican-born women who reside in an agricultural area of California. (2019-11-27)
Artificial intelligence-based algorithm for intensive care of traumatic brain injury
A recent Finnish study, published in Scientific Reports, presents the first artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithm that may be utilized in the intensive care unit for treating patients with severe traumatic brain injury. (2019-11-27)
Most shoppers unaware of major risk factor for most common form of glaucoma in UK
New study suggests that less than a fifth of shoppers were aware of the need for tests of the pressure inside their eyes (intraocular pressure), when measured at a Pop-Up health check station set up across eight shopping centers in England. (2019-11-27)
We love coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks so much, caffeine is literally in our blood
Scientists may have proven how much people love coffee, tea, chocolate, soda and energy drinks as they validated their new method for studying how different drugs interact in the body. (2019-11-26)
New migraine medications could endanger patients with high blood pressure
New migraine medications block αCGRP, a neuropeptide which causes vasodilation, for example in the meninges. (2019-11-26)
Uncontrolled asthma attacks during pregnancy increase health risks for mothers and babies
Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies compared to women with well-controlled asthma, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (2019-11-26)
Air pollution linked to higher glaucoma risk
Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, finds a new UCL-led study in the UK. (2019-11-25)
New study provides insight into the mechanisms of blood clots in cancer patients
Researchers have identified a potential new signaling pathway that may help further the understanding of blood clot formation in cancer patients and ultimately help prevent this complication from occurring. (2019-11-22)
A model will help to understand the solar dynamics
An international group of scientists, in cooperation with a research scientist from Skoltech, has developed a model to describe changes in solar plasma. (2019-11-22)
College students may get health benefits from less than one extra hour of sleep
In a study led by Penn State, researchers found that when asked to extend their sleep, college students were able to get an additional 43 minutes of sleep per night on average. (2019-11-20)
Legumes boost heart health, according to new review study
Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. (2019-11-20)
People with type 1 diabetes struggle with blood sugar control despite CGMs
Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alarm features and settings may achieve better blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2019-11-19)
NASA identifies new Atlantic Tropical Storm Sebastien
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of newly formed Tropical Storm Sebastien, located northeast of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. (2019-11-19)
Clearing damaged cells out of the body helps heal diabetics' blood vessels
Research published today in Experimental Physiology shows that ramping up one of the body's waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of diabetics. (2019-11-17)
Early diagnosis of pregnancy-associated heart disease linked to better outcomes
Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period, according to a new study. (2019-11-16)
Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer's disease, too
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-11-15)
Smokers and hypertensive individuals have higher risk of sudden death from brain bleed
Contrary to the previous data, a Finnish study clarifies that smoking and high blood pressure do not protect from death in patients suffering from subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most lethal stroke subtype. (2019-11-14)
Women more likely to survive stroke but have poorer recovery than men, study shows
Women are more likely to survive a stroke, but have worse disability and poorer quality of life afterwards compared to men, according to research published in the latest issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-11-13)
Mount Sinai researcher's examine the metabolic effects of an oral blood cancer drug
Recent study found that an effective blood cancer treatment was associated with weight gain, obesity, and increased systolic blood pressure. (2019-11-12)
Severity of earthquake impact may change with the seasons, study shows
The devastating impact caused by earthquakes on the local communities and environment could differ in severity depending on the season a pioneering new study on two historic earthquakes in Kazakhstan has suggested. (2019-11-12)
Getting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult -- but a new 'road map' might make it easie
Purdue University scientists have provided the first comprehensive characterization of both the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development. (2019-11-12)
Long-term blood pressure variation and risk of dementia
In a new research study published in the open access journal PLOS Medicine, Albert Hofman and colleagues at Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Harvard T.H. (2019-11-12)
Studies explore potential benefits and costs of increased treatment to achieve lower blood pressure
This news release contains updated and new data not in abstract MDP234. (2019-11-11)
Biomarker blood test could reveal high risk heart patients in need of treatment
Preventive cardiology researchers at UT Southwestern believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could identify early stage heart disease in people. (2019-11-11)
Middle-aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk
The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-11-11)
Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-11-07)
NIH-funded study: Placenta imaging method may aid diagnosis of pregnancy complications
A new imaging technique to track maternal blood flow to the placenta has the potential to help diagnose several common complications in early pregnancy, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-11-06)
Here's something that will raise your blood pressure
The apelin receptor (APJ) has been presumed to play an important role in the contraction of blood vessels involved in blood pressure regulation. (2019-11-01)
Common early sign of cardiovascular disease also may indicate cancer risk, study finds
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. (2019-10-31)
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