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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Diseases That Run in Families Not All Down to Genes, Study Shows

July 20, 2016 — Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown. Factors that are common to the family environment -- such as shared ... read more

Higher Education Associated With Reduced Heart Failure Risk After Myocardial Infarction

July 19, 2016 — Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 ... read more

New Link Between Periodontal and Cerebrovascular Diseases

July 18, 2016 — A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas ... read more

Stroke Largely Preventable, Global Study Shows

July 15, 2016 — Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide. This should ... read more

Pre-Stroke Risk Factors Influence Long-Term Future Stroke, Dementia Risk

July 14, 2016 — If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, before your first stoke, your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia long after your initial stroke may be higher. ... read more

Diabetic Patients Experience Superior Survival With Less Conventional CABG Surgery

July 14, 2016 — Diabetic patients who undergo heart bypass surgery are living longer and have much better long-term outcomes when cardiothoracic surgeons use arteries rather than veins for the bypasses, new research ... read more

Research Priorities for National Institutes of Health Outlined

July 13, 2016 — An American national initiative aimed to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A receptor protein that is the target of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) is needed for proper heart blood-vessel development, report scientists. These discoveries have implications for ... read more

Heart Failure After First Heart Attack May Increase Cancer Risk

July 11, 2016 — People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a greater risk of developing cancer when compared to first-time heart attack survivors without heart failure, according to a ... read more

Association Discovered Between Atrial Fibrillation, Reduced Frontal Lobe Brain Volumes

July 11, 2016 — People who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume, according to a recent Framingham Heart ... read more

Immunotherapy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10, 2016 — Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

Traffic Noise Increases the Risk of Heart Attack

July 8, 2016 — Your risk of heart attack increases with the amount of traffic noise to which you are exposed. The increase in risk -- though slight -- is greatest with road and rail traffic noise, less with ... read more

Exercise Training in Heart Failure: Shaping Your Proteins

July 8, 2016 — More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure. The results of this study suggest that heart failure development is associated with disruption of cardiac protein quality ... read more

Exercise Training in Heart Failure: Shaping Your Proteins

July 8, 2016 — Aerobic exercise training restored the cardiac protein quality control system in rats, showed a new study. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation ... read more

Going to 'Wars' Against Cancer, Heart Disease

July 8, 2016 — The gene Wars2 has been found to be involved in angiogenesis -- blood vessel formation, which is important in ensuring that all parts of the body get nutrients to sustain life -- report scientists. ... read more

Study Identifies a Developmental Cause of Cardiac Hypertrophy

July 7, 2016 — A developmental cause of adult-onset cardiac hypertrophy, a dangerous thickening of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure and death, has been identified by researchers. They say that the ... read more

High Blood Pressure by Itself Is Not Necessarily an Emergency

July 7, 2016 — Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A new study suggests that ... read more

High Prevalence of Preclinical Heart Failure in the Population

July 6, 2016 — According to a recent study of Framingham Study participants, nearly 60 percent of people have prevalent preclinical heart failure (HF) stages A and B. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is ... read more

Moderate and Vigorous Exercise Have Comparable Effects on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

July 6, 2016 — A brisk walk is just as good as a jog when it comes to fighting nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers finds. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been associated with an increased risk of ... read more

Increasing Number of US Adults Living With Congenital Heart Defects

July 5, 2016 — More adults are living with congenital heart defects in the United States, creating the need for specialized health services and systems that track this medical condition across all ages. More adults ... read more

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