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2011-07-06 11:05:00

Researchers have found that women who stay fit, eat healthier, do not smoke, and maintain a healthy weight may have a greater chance of avoiding risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that each positive lifestyle choice was linked to the lower risk of sudden cardiac death, and when all factors were added together, the chance of SCD...

2011-07-01 13:01:47

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a means of improving prognosis methods and predicting how long patients with MDS will live after diagnosis by identifying certain gene mutations in their abnormal bone marrow For patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), choosing the appropriate treatment depends heavily on the prognosis. Those patients at the highest risk of dying from their disease are typically offered the most aggressive therapies, while patients at lower...

2011-06-21 21:49:13

2 disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, TNF inhibitors and hydroxychloroquine, are associated with a reduced risk for the development of diabetes in psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis patients Individuals with systemic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis, experience a 1.5 to 2-fold increased rate of cardiovascular disease. Previous research suggests that inflammation and insulin resistance, linked with these conditions, likely accelerate the development...

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2011-06-13 12:54:25

According to a new study, scientists have uncovered a trio of genes tied to migraine headaches, including one in which the link is exclusive to women. Migraines are acutely debilitating headaches that up to 20 percent of the population suffer from. Scientists say the condition is a brain disorder in which neurons, or brain cells, respond abnormally to stimuli. Markus Shuerks of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston coordinated genomes in 23,230 women, 122 of whom suffered from migraines....

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2011-06-12 06:46:26

A Connecticut woman who was mauled more than two years ago has received a new face, the third full face transplant to be performed in the United States. Charla Nash, 57, was attacked by a friend's 200-pound chimpanzee in February 2009. Travis the chimpanzee went berserk and ripped off Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids before police shot and killed it. The mauling left Nash blind and she has only been able to take in pureed food through the small opening that was left of what used to be her...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark finds that 45 percent of people who provide care and support to relatives say they are more likely to be non-adherent to their personal medication regimen than to neglect providing medications to a loved one they are caring for. More than 65 million Americans describe themselves as caregivers and as the U.S. population ages that number is expected...

2011-05-24 22:52:13

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that among women who are mostly healthy, those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of death when compared to women without atrial fibrillation Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that among women who are mostly healthy, those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of death when compared to women without atrial fibrillation. These findings are published in the May 25, 2011...

2011-05-24 18:38:18

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been in use for more than 30 years, but have only increased in utilization in recent years, due in part to research supporting the benefits of EMRs and federal legislation. As EMRs have become a standard in medical care, there is a need for additional research of how the system and usage can be refined. A group of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have done just that, and discovered that one way false information can make its way into EMRs is...

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2011-05-12 09:40:00

Researchers looking to treat emphysema and other diseases believe they have discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organ's tissues. Stem cells can produce a wide variety of specialized cells and, if used correctly, can be harnessed to repair damage from diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes. The study is reported in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by Drs. Piero Anversa and Joseph Loscalzo and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital...

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2011-04-26 13:25:10

Doctors at a Boston hospital have performed the nation's second full-face transplant. A team of over 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital worked for over 14 hours last week to replace the full facial area of 30-year-old Mitch Hunter. The procedure replaced Hunter's nose, eyelids, lips, facial animation muscles and the nerves that power them and provide sensation. Hunter suffered his injuries during a 2001 accident involving a high-voltage electrical wire. The...