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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...

2014-04-24 23:16:10

Smith & Jones Launches Campaign for Cardiac Screening Program at Ellis Medicine Troy, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Ellis Medicine’s 2014 Women and Heart Disease campaign launched today, created by healthcare marketing agency Smith & Jones. The multimedia campaign promotes patient wellness by raising awareness of the severity of women’s heart disease and providing the solution of a preventive heart screening. One in three women die from heart disease, which is 10 times more than...

2014-04-22 23:12:46

The International Association of Healthcare Professionals is proud to be a part of the fight against heart disease in women. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The International Association of Healthcare Professionals attended the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, the latest event in its ongoing efforts to increase awareness of health issues afflicting women. IAHCP is honored to partner with such prominent organizations to help fight the epidemic of heart disease in women. The Go...

2014-04-10 23:24:53

Health Nutrition News explains why lowering triglycerides are important for heart health and discusses how to lower triglycerides using the right kind of omega-3 supplements. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Health Nutrition News has a new video in which they discuss triglycerides (TG), how they are important to human life, and are the main form of fat in the body. When the body has extra triglycerides, they are stored in different places, such as the hips and belly, in case they are...

2014-04-07 16:08:27

The transfer, via a viral vector, of a normal copy of the gene deficient in patients, allowed to fully and very rapidly cure the heart disease in mice. These findings are published in Nature Medicine on 6 April, 2014. Friedreich's ataxia is a severe, rare hereditary disorder which combines progressive neuro-degeneration, impaired heart function and an increased risk of diabetes. The condition affects one in every 50,000 birth. There is currently no effective treatment for this disease. In...

2014-04-04 10:32:55

Modest exercise has anti-inflammatory effects on the body Just a modest amount of exercise may help reduce kidney disease patients' risks of developing heart disease and infections, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Heart disease and infection are major complications and the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is now well established that immune system dysfunction is involved...

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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