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2012-06-19 06:31:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Over 800,000 people die in the U.S. each year from cardiovascular disease and strokes. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious long term disability. Now, a new study shows a link between psychological distress and death from stroke. Psychological distress is common in approximately 15-20% of the general population and includes factors such as anxiety, depression, sleeping problems, and loss of confidence. Researchers from the University College in London, United...

2012-06-18 22:21:41

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ablative Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a privately-held company headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI with offices in Menlo Park, CA announced today that it has completed a Series A Preferred Stock financing, totaling approximately $5.3 million (including the conversion of the bridge financing completed earlier this year), to fund its unique technology platform. The round was led by BioStar Ventures and the Michigan Accelerator Fund, and included...

2012-06-18 23:25:42

Psychological distress was associated with a higher risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Psychological distress includes factors such as anxiety, depression, sleeping problems and loss of confidence, and is common in approximately 15%-20% of the general population. Although there is evidence linking psychological distress to coronary artery disease, there is a dearth of data linking psychological distress with the risk...

2012-06-16 00:45:57

University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have reported two high-signal genetic markers correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD) that should help define genetic fingerprints that can signal an increased risk of developing the disease. The results also offer biological and clinical data supporting future research into the genetic markers and their relationship to CAD, a condition that impacts more than 13 million Americans each year. The research, led by Weihong...

2012-06-15 06:23:59

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a leading molecular diagnostics company, reported that results of the recent Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) multi-marker intended use study were presented this week at the Society for Vascular Medicine's 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions, in Minneapolis, MN. This meeting hosts the nation's leading vascular medicine specialists, and includes sessions on PAD guidelines, policy trends, and advances in the diagnosis and...

2012-06-14 12:47:21

In an age of high-tech medicine cheap, simple stress test still “essential” Most people might assume that technology first developed in 1928 would be obsolete by now.  But from air conditioned buildings to sliced bread, many inventions of that era are still essential to our lives today. That includes the exercise stress test, which is still the most widely used medical test for coronary artery disease.  “Even though they´ve been around for nearly a...

2012-06-14 06:23:07

Increased use of clinical preventive services could save tens of thousands of lives ATLANTA, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only about half of U.S. adults received selected preventive services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, from a health care professional before 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services Among Adults - United States, 2007-2010, offers a...

New Cause Of Cardiac Damage After Heart Attack In Type 1 Diabetes
2012-06-13 22:02:39

Study reveals new targets for diagnosis and therapy After people with type 1 diabetes have a heart attack, their long-term chance of suffering even more heart damage skyrockets. But the reason has long puzzled scientists. Now researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified the misstep that sparks this runaway chronic damage and a promising way to block it. "The problem arises from autoimmunity, a condition that people with type 1 diabetes already have ," says Myra A. Lipes, M.D,...

2012-06-13 02:28:03

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- diaDexus, Inc. (OTC QB: DDXS), a company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary cardiovascular diagnostic products, today announced that Robert J. Schott, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., has been appointed to the position of vice president of medical affairs. Dr. Schott brings 30 years of medical experience to diaDexus, the majority as a practicing cardiologist, which will be highly relevant as the company continues...

2012-06-13 02:24:48

CINCINNATI, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A radically different approach to treating high blood pressure - using a minimally invasive procedure - is being evaluated as part of a Pivotal Phase III 90-site national trial that includes The Carl H. and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital. Resistant hypertension affects more than 12 percent of patients who take anti-hypertensive medications to manage the condition. Despite being on three or more...