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Your Eyes May Tell If You Are At Risk For Stroke
2013-08-13 08:38:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by National University of Singapore, shows that your eyes may be a window to stroke risk. More specifically, the research team suggested that retinal imaging may someday help determine if you are more likely to develop a stroke, the nation’s fourth leading cause of disability. "The retina provides information on the status of blood vessels in the brain," said Mohammad Kamran Ikram, MD, PhD, assistant professor in...

2013-07-30 10:46:47

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report College football players, especially linemen, may develop high blood pressure over the course of their first season, according to a small study in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. Researchers documented higher blood pressure levels among 113 first-year college players. Only one player had already been diagnosed with hypertension before the season and 27 percent had a family history of hypertension. At...

2013-06-25 12:10:03

The excess risk of death from ischemic (due to reduced blood flow), but not hemorrhagic (due to bleeding), stroke in US black children has decreased over the past decade, according to a study by Laura L. Lehman, M.D., of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues. The study analyzed death certificate data from the National Center for Health Statistics for all children who died from 1988 through 2007 in the United States. Among 1.6 billion person-years of US children (1988-2007), there were...

2013-06-20 23:14:54

For Heart Attack Patients, Time is On Your Side at Danbury Hospital; Award-winning Collaborative initiative Benefits Regional Patient Care DANBURY, Connecticut (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) is proud to receive the prestigious 2013 John D. Thompson Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association, honoring the Network´s seven-year initiative to improve the care and survival of patients with a severe type of heart attack, ST Elevation Myocardial...

2013-05-21 08:34:16

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have mapped the significance of heredity for common forms of atherosclerotic disease. No studies have previously examined whether different forms of the disease share heredity. The study looked at coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease and atherosclerosis of the aorta in individuals whose siblings and parents have suffered different types of cardiovascular disease. The results showed that heredity is highest for...

2013-04-30 10:25:00

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies While all heart attacks have the potential to be deadly, one type is referred to as the “widow maker” because of its high risk of death. A ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe type of heart attack that occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery causes heart muscle to die; without prompt treatment risk of fatality increases dramatically. Coronary...

2013-04-26 14:08:30

A study presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 — which evaluated the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), early predictors of atherosclerosis and the 10-year Framingham risk score (FRS) — showed that NAFLD increases the risk of early atherosclerotic lesions independent of established cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. NAFLD is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease. Patients with NAFLD have an excess prevalence of CV...

2013-04-17 16:50:34

If you suffer a heart attack while walking down the street and are taken to the hospital quickly, your chances of survival are very good. But if you have a heart attack while already in the hospital for something else, you are 10 times more likely to die. That surprising finding comes from a study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers. Their study, which is the first to systematically examine outcomes among hospital inpatients who suffer a type of heart attack...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'