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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Dopamine: Far More Than Just the 'Happy Hormone'

Aug. 31, 2016 — Dopamine is a so-called messenger substance or neurotransmitter that conveys signals between neurons. It not only controls mental and emotional responses but also motor reactions. Dopamine is ... read more

Assessing Unnecessary Angiography in Heart Care

Aug. 29, 2016 — Reserachers examined whether among patients with suspected coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)-guided care is superior to National Institute for Health and Care ... 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

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

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

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

MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Aug. 26, 2016 — Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a ... read more

Experts Say Inexpensive Drug Could Slow Heart Disease for Type 1 Diabetic Patients

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists believe a drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes could be routinely taken by type 1 diabetic patients to slow the development or delay heart ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — There are no established drugs to improve angiogenesis in diabetes. However, researchers now have identified a gene called CITED2 in a molecular pathway that may offer targets for drugs that treat ... read more

Investigating the Relationship Between Low Physical Activity and Psychotic Symptoms

Aug. 25, 2016 — Physical activity can help reduce cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in people with psychological problems. However, there is limited data on exercise in people with serious mental ... read more

Children With Food Allergies Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis

Aug. 25, 2016 — Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have. ... read more

Feast or Famine: The Switch That Helps Your Liver Adapt

Aug. 25, 2016 — A previously unknown way that stress hormones (glucocorticoids) shut off genes in the liver to help the body adapt to the fasting state has now been identified byresearchers. The study describes an ... read more

How Lyme Disease Bacteria Spread Through the Body

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a live-cell-imaging-based system that provides insights into how Lyme disease bacteria latch onto and move along the inside surface of blood vessels to reach key ... read more

Western Diet Increases Alzheimer's Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the ... read more

Fateful Evolution: New Study Improves Accuracy of Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers use evolutionary theory to make predictions about which Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients will go on to develop cancer. The results point the way toward more accurate medical ... read more

Conflicts Subverting Improved Health Conditions in Eastern Mediterranean Region

Aug. 24, 2016 — Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific ... read more

Mental Stress May Cause Reduced Blood Flow in Hearts of Young Women With Heart Disease

Aug. 24, 2016 — Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress ... read more

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