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2014-05-12 11:46:31

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Cardiac Screening Test May Help Determine Who Should Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack A study involving the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation shows that a simple test to measure plaque in the arteries of the heart may help doctors better determine who will and will not benefit from use of aspirin therapy to prevent heart disease. For over 30 years, aspirin has been known to prevent heart attacks and strokes, but who exactly should take...

2014-05-12 08:32:54

Newly published findings by nationally recognized pediatric cardiologist Dr. Steven Lipshultz provide "very hopeful" evidence that survivors of often fatal ailment can regain "normal size and function" of disease-damaged areas of heart. DETROIT, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two decades of arduous research, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigator at the Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHM) at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and the Wayne State...

Heart Disease Risk For Inactive Women After Age 30
2014-05-10 05:24:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of physical activity is the single largest cause of heart disease in women over the age of 30 – trumping even obesity, smoking and high blood pressure, according to research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In fact, according to Sophie Borland of the Daily Mail, the authors of the study found that inactive women in their thirties or older were nearly 50 percent more likely to develop...

2014-05-05 08:26:14

CHICAGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than two-thirds (69 percent) of U.S. consumers with chronic health conditions believe patients should have the right to access all of their healthcare information, and roughly half (51 percent) believe that accessing their medical records online outweighs the privacy risks, according to a new survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83813 Accenture surveyed 2,011 individuals, 918 healthy and 1,093 with...

Preventable Deaths Are Leading Cause Of Premature Mortality, Especially In Southeastern US
2014-05-02 10:23:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some Americans are struck down by random accidents or hereditary conditions, many Americans are killed each year due to preventable diseases, such as lung cancer. According to the Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living in the southeastern US states comprised 28 to 33 percent of all possible preventable deaths – the largest percentage for any region. The...

2014-05-01 12:32:52

Premature deaths from each cause due to modifiable risks ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death - yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional...

2014-05-01 08:37:16

Charitable Campaign Urges Women to Help Prepare for a Heart Attack by Including Bayer® Aspirin in Their Handbags WHIPPANY, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in the U.S., nearly 300,000 women have heart attacks,(i) yet most women's handbags are better prepared to manage a broken nail (55%) or bad hair day (36%) than a heart attack (17%).(ii) Today, Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer® Aspirin and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease announce...

2014-04-29 09:52:38

New research looking at the success of clinical trials of stem cell therapy shows that trials appear to be more successful in studies where there are more discrepancies in the trial data. Researchers from Imperial College London conducted a meta-analysis of 49 randomised controlled trials of bone marrow stem cell therapy for heart disease. The study, published today in the British Medical Journal, identified and listed over 600 discrepancies within the trial reports. Discrepancies were...

2014-04-28 09:32:17

A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published today in Cell Reports, sheds light on a mysterious gene that likely influences cardiovascular health. After five years, UOHI researchers now know how one genetic variant works and suspect that it contributes to the development of heart disease through processes that promote chronic inflammation and cell division. Researchers at the Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre had initially...

2014-04-25 09:44:40

Fibroblasts, cells long thought to be boring and irrelevant, could offer an alternative to heart transplants for patients with heart disease. Researcher Dr Milena Furtado, and her team from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University, found the heart cell fibroblast is a close relative to a cardiomyocyte, the cell responsible for a healthy beating heart. In research published today in Circulation Research, Dr Furtado has found that cardiac fibroblasts are...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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