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Aug. 29, 2016 — Football players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeastern ... read more

Use It or Lose It: Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found ... read more

Majority of Older Adults in Jail Have Distressing Health Symptoms

Aug. 29, 2016 — According to the study, of the older inmates, 49 percent said they experience poor or fair health, 20 percent have chronic lung disease, and 54 percent have trouble performing daily activities such ... read more

Alzheimer's: Nicotinic Receptors as a New Therapeutic Target

Aug. 29, 2016 — Studies have indicated that nicotine may be beneficial for memory function. Scientists are set out to shed further light on the properties attributed to nicotine by determining the precise structure ... read more

Outpatient Bloodstream Infections Costly for Pediatric Transplant and Cancer Patients

Aug. 29, 2016 — Pediatric stem cell transplant and cancer patients often are discharged from the hospital with an external central venous line for medications that parents or other caregivers must clean and flush ... read more

ERs After Obamacare: More Patients, Fewer on-Call Specialists

Aug. 29, 2016 — The average monthly emergency department visit increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, although the population remained essentially flat. In ... read more

Why People With Type O Blood Are More Likely to Die of Cholera

Aug. 29, 2016 — People with blood type O get sicker from cholera than people of other blood types. Researchers have found that cholera toxin activates a key molecule more strongly in people with blood type O than ... read more

Doctors Prescribe Diabetes Treatment Medications 15 Times More Than Obesity Drugs

Aug. 29, 2016 — Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or overweight. Even with the close tie between obesity ... read more

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

Aug. 29, 2016 — People with diabetes need vision screening every year to prevent blindness. What if the eye doctor came to ... 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

iPads as Effective as Sedatives for Children Before Operations

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anesthesia is as effective at lowering their anxiety as conventional ... read more

Asthma Care Costs UK at Least £1.1 Billion Each Year, Study Shows

Aug. 29, 2016 — Asthma costs the UK health service at least 1.1 billion pounds each year, research has ... 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

Up to 80 Percent of Heart Failure Patients Denied Therapy to Reduce Hospitalization and Early Death

Aug. 28, 2016 — A study in nearly 15,000 heart failure patients has found that up to 80 percent may not be receiving treatment at doses proven to reduce hospitalizations and improve survival. The research highlights ... read more

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