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Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

  A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure (HBP), reports BBC News. The new research, published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing the condition that causes deadly heart attack, stroke and other health problems. SWS, a deep stage of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement...

2011-08-19 15:43:00

Addition includes all private suites, top-notch NICU and state-of-the-art Breast Center TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most expectant mothers enjoy optimistic dreams of delivering a healthy baby and soon leaving the hospital with their new bundle of joy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110819/DC55147) "Sometimes, it just doesn't work that way," said Lisa Wall, whose son has been hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph's...

2011-08-16 16:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "donut hole," where they have to pay 100 percent of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, a new study published today in PLoS Medicine concludes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Brigham...

2011-08-15 12:16:27

Shape of key protein surprises researchers A new study finds that a protein key to Parkinson's disease has likely been mischaracterized. The protein, alpha-synuclein, appears to have a radically different structure in healthy cells than previously thought, challenging existing disease paradigms and suggesting a new therapeutic approach. "Our data show that alpha-synuclein was essentially mistakenly characterized as a natively unfolded protein that lacked structure," said Dennis Selkoe, the...

2011-07-27 14:30:35

Research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) uses a new imaging technique, arterial spin labeling, to show the areas of the brain that are activated when patients with low back pain have a worsening of their usual, chronic pain. This research is published in the August issue of the journal Anesthesiology. "This study is a first step towards providing tools to objectively describe someone's chronic pain which is a subjective experience. We've found that when a patient has worsening of...

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2011-07-18 08:00:15

A new technology for monitoring cellular interactions at the nano-scale provides detail never before achieved Using nanotechnology to engineer sensors onto the surface of cells, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a platform technology for monitoring single-cell interactions in real-time. This innovation addresses needs in both science and medicine by providing the ability to further understand complex cell biology, track transplanted cells, and develop effective...

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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....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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