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2013-09-13 08:12:39

Similarities found between HIV-associated brain damage and impairment from genetic fat-storage disease Johns Hopkins scientists have found that levels of certain fats found in cerebral spinal fluid can predict which patients with HIV are more likely to become intellectually impaired. The researchers believe that these fat markers reflect disease-associated changes in how the brain metabolizes these fat molecules. These changes disrupt the brain cells' ability to regulate the activity of...

2013-09-12 23:00:12

Amgen's new drug AMG services patients struggling with high cholesterol. In reaction to the latest statistics released by Amgen, family lifestyle publication Home And Recreation calls the drug a "New Hope For Combating High Cholesterol". (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 In a recently published article from HomeAndRecreation.org, the family-oriented magazine website alerted readers to the conclusion of Phase 2 testing of experimental cholesterol drug AMG. As reported on Home And...

New Study Finds Anorexia Has A Genetic Link, At Least Partially
2013-09-11 15:38:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 3.8 million Americans will suffer from anorexia at some point in their life. Thought to be primarily psychological in nature, anorexia nervosa may have a partial genetic cause – according to a new report in Molecular Psychiatry. “These findings point in a direction that probably no one would have considered taking before,” said study author Nicholas J. Schork, a professor at...

2013-09-04 08:14:56

In a randomized trial that included about 2,000 patients with or at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), use of a fixed-dose combination medication for blood pressure, cholesterol, and platelet control compared to usual care resulted in significantly improved medication adherence after 15 months and small improvements in systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to a study in the September 4 issue of JAMA. "The long-term use of cardiovascular disease...

Stroke And Heart Disease Deaths Could Be Avoided
2013-09-04 06:15:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke occurred in 2010 in the US. Over 50 percent of these deaths happened to people 65 years of age or younger, and between 2001 and 2010 the overall rate of preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke went down nearly 30 percent. The researchers indicate that lack of access...

2013-09-03 23:26:48

This September, save 10% on all heart health testing orders from Request A Test. This offer expires September 31, 2013. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 This September Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off of all lab testing orders from the Heart Health category. Customers should use promo code HEART10 when placing their order to take advantage of this savings opportunity. Heart disease continues to be the leading...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.