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2014-06-27 12:00:11

New York Institute of Technology Administering low doses of a thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes helps restore hormone levels in their hearts and prevented deterioration of heart function and pathology, according to a new study by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine professor A. Martin Gerdes. The study, published in the online edition of Molecular Medicine home provides the first clear indication that low thyroid hormone levels in cardiac tissue of diabetic individuals may be the...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-18 23:02:01

You can do something about dementia, stroke, and heart disease. Toronto (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Modeled after the increasing evidence linking a socially, physically and mentally stimulating lifestyle to helping decrease the incidence or progression of diseases, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario introduced Minds in Motion® this spring. The new program designed for people with signs of Alzheimer’s and their care partners helps improve balance, mobility, flexibility, and alertness....

2014-06-18 20:21:54

Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 gene lower blood lipids and lower risk of coronary artery disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By scouring the DNA of thousands of patients, researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their colleagues have discovered four rare gene mutations that not only lower the levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, but also significantly reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease -- dropping...

2014-06-13 23:04:09

Sexual activity is a major quality-of-life issue for both men and women. Many of the symptoms of cardiovascular disease conspire to diminish sexual enjoyment. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Millions of people live full, active lives after a heart attack or diagnosis of heart disease. Some, though, stop having sex. While the physical and emotional strains of heart disease can take a toll on a couple's intimate activities, there is ample reason to persevere, reports the June 2014...

2014-06-11 16:26:53

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbra Streisand brought her passion for women's heart disease to Capitol Hill today where she met with key Congressional leaders and the Senate and House Women's Caucuses. Ms. Streisand also met with senior officials from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her message was clear. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117131 "Heart disease is the...

2014-06-10 20:23:10

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with type 2 diabetes who take a combination of metformin plus insulin may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death compared with those who take a combination of metformin plus sulfonylurea, according to a new study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that appears in the June 11 issue of JAMA. The study, a review of medical records from national databases, found a greater...

2014-06-10 13:21:26

Duke University Medical Center Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published June 9, 2014, in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, represent the largest...

2014-06-02 23:01:13

New Study at St. Michael’s Hospital suggests vegan “Eco-Atkins” diet is a step away from heart disease. Zion Health takes veganism one step beyond diet with vegan lotions, now available at Chi Wellness in Waltham, MA. San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Natural health product pioneer Zion Health takes the vegan ideology one step further with natural, vegan body care products. Today, they will be introducing their all-natural line of Moisture Intense Mineral Lotions as a new...

2014-06-02 12:29:37

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has discovered that a specific form of garlic, Aged Garlic Extract (AGE), significantly reduces low-attenuation plaque, also known as "soft plaque" or non-calcified plaque, within the arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome. The findings indicate that AGE may reverse heart disease, and will be presented at the 9(th) annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography to be held July 10-13, 2014 in...


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