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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Melanoma: Mechanisms of BRAF-Inhibitor Resistance Deciphered

Aug. 29, 2016 — BRAF mutation occurs in between 40% and 50% of metastasising melanomas (skin cancers), boosting tumour growth. Patients with metastasising melanomas and who display BRAF mutation can be treated with ... read more

'Multiplicative' Benefit of Cholesterol and Blood Pressure-Lowering on Cardiovascular Risk

Aug. 29, 2016 — Long-term exposure to the combination of even modestly lower LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) has the potential to "dramatically reduce" a person's lifetime ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Early Death in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Aug. 29, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational ... read more

Defibrillators Could Save Many More Lives If Associated With Basic Life Support Education

Aug. 29, 2016 — Automatic external defibrillators fail to save lives when the public does not have basic life support education, according to new research. The study found that public access defibrillation programs ... read more

Traffic Accidents Increased by 50 Percent in Patients With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Aug. 29, 2016 — The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50 percent in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide ... read more

Parkinson's Study Could Pave Way for Early Detection Test

Aug. 29, 2016 — A test that can detect Parkinson's disease in the early stages of the illness has moved a step ... read more

Naciam: N-Acetylcysteine Offers a Post-MI Boost

Aug. 28, 2016 — The addition of intravenous (IV) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to IV glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) significantly reduced infarct size by approximately one third in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary ... read more

Nebivolol Prevents Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Aug. 28, 2016 — Nebivolol prevents anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, according to new ... read more

Heart Failure in the Elderly Set to Triple by 2060

Aug. 28, 2016 — Heart failure in the elderly is set to triple by 2060, according to new ... read more

Tackling Cardiac Toxicity of Anticancer Therapies

Aug. 27, 2016 — Researchers are tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer ... read more

New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Same Stroke Prevention as Warfarin but Cause Less Bleeding

Aug. 27, 2016 — The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43,000 ... read more

Direct Catheter-Based Thrombectomy Equal to Bridging Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke

Aug. 27, 2016 — Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, according to new ... read more

Alcohol-Related Hospitalization Associated With Doubled Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Aug. 27, 2016 — Alcohol-related hospitalization is associated with a doubled risk of ischemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. The observational study was ... read more

Smartphone Detects Atrial Fibrillation With Existing Hardware

Aug. 27, 2016 — Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to new research. A low-cost application has been developed that uses the phone's own accelerometer and ... read more

Low Socioeconomic Status Associated With Higher Risk of Second Heart Attack or Stroke

Aug. 27, 2016 — Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The study in nearly 30,000 patients with a prior heart attack found that the ... read more

20 Cent School Intervention Stops Unhealthy Weight Gain in Children

Aug. 27, 2016 — A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight ... read more

Moderate Physical Activity Linked With 50 Percent Reduction in Cardiovascular Death in Over-65s

Aug. 27, 2016 — Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research. The 12-year study in nearly 2,500 adults aged 65 to 74 ... read more

Activity Tracker Uses Heart Rate to Personalize Amount of Exercise Needed to Prevent Early Death

Aug. 27, 2016 — A novel activity tracker has been developed that uses heart rate data to personalize the amount of exercise needed to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular ... read more

Targeting Gut Bacteria to Reduce Weight Gain

Aug. 27, 2016 — Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — A definitive link between the makeup of the microbiome, the host immune response, and an organism’s ability to heal itself has been confirmed by ... read more

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