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2009-04-16 11:00:00

Scientists have discovered a link between two genetic variants and an increased risk of ischemic stroke. The study, which was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, analyzed the genomes of more than 19,000 individuals from the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium. With more than 150,000 Americans suffering from stroke each year, ischemic strokes are the third leading cause of death in...

2009-03-30 09:51:51

A type of surgery which reshapes the scarred left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of the heart, and is often done in conjunction with heart bypass, not only failed to reduce deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients but also did not improve patients' quality of life compared to bypass alone after four years of follow-up, according to the results of a large international clinical trial funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of...

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2009-03-12 13:19:12

Less Than One-Half Report Regular Aspirin Use New results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study provide additional evidence that aspirin may reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women who have heart disease or who have had a stroke. Jacques Rossouw, M.D., chief of the Women's Health Initiative Branch at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is available to comment on these findings. NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health, funded the...

2009-03-12 07:00:00

Biosamples from the Framingham Heart Study will be used to Discover New Blood Tests for Heart Disease WALTHAM, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BG Medicine, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostic biomarkers, today announced the signing of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health and Boston University (BU). Under the agreement, the three...

2009-02-05 09:30:00

Make every Monday 'Wear Red' Day NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, millions of Americans will wear red to highlight women's risk of dying from heart disease. About ten times as many women die from heart disease as breast cancer in the United States each year,[1] yet an astonishing 90 percent of primary care doctors still don't know that heart attacks kill more women than men.[2] That's why this year Healthy Monday is urging women to continue wearing red once a week, to...

2009-02-03 08:00:00

Event to Benefit The Larry King Cardiac Foundation NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Woman's Day magazine's 6th Annual Red Dress Awards will commemorate American Heart Month by honoring three outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women today. This year's Red Dress Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 11th at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. The View's Joy Behar will emcee the event, along...

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2009-01-29 14:33:18

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered that a prototype drug reduces heart enlargement, one of the most common causes of heart failure. Heart failure, which occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body, affects 5 million people in the United States. The condition contributes to 300,000 deaths each year. The research in the laboratories of cardiologist and cell biologist Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis...

2009-01-29 08:00:00

Klum Joins The Heart Truth Campaign, Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ATLANTA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, Diet Coke has tapped Heidi Klum as its heart health ambassador in support of The Heart Truth campaign, a national effort sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to educate women about the risks of heart disease. This year, Diet Coke's involvement in The Heart Truth will include sponsorship of The...

2008-12-03 17:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society of blood specialists, will recognize the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Deputy Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for their efforts to promote biomedical research. The Public Service awards will be announced in conjunction with the Society's 50th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The Honorable Speaker of...

2008-10-21 12:00:34

Life Recovery Systems, a provider of innovative medical devices for the emergency medical care market, has received a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a clinical study to investigate the feasibility of cooling heart attack patients with its ThermoSuit system, the only cooling device using cold water immersion to rapidly lower patient temperature. The grant was awarded through the small business innovation research (SBIR) program of the National Heart, Lung...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.