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Historic findings could boost precision medicine, reduce health disparities WHAT: Researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the publication of a groundbreaking study which analyzed more than 53,000 whole genomes, primarily from minority populations. The study...
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WHAT: This February, during American Heart Month, experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss the latest science on COVID-19 and heart disease, as well as treatment, risk factors, and lifestyle changes to support cardiovascular health. They will also highlight the importance of preventive measures to...
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Insufficient sleep decreases brain wave activity associated with cognition Conditions such as loud noise and few trees in neighborhoods seem to affect how much sleep adolescents get, according to a study in the journal Sleep. In a second study, researchers measured young people’s brainwaves to observe the troublesome effects of sleep loss on memory...
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DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities Researchers have developed a blood test that could make it possible for doctors to detect—then quickly prevent or slow down—acute heart transplant rejection, a potentially deadly condition that occurs in the early months after a patient has received a donor heart. They...
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WHAT: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has tied for first out of 39 diets for “Best Diets for Healthy Eating” and “Best Heart-Healthy Diets” in the 2021 Best Diets report from U.S. News & World Report. DASH, which builds nutrient-dense meals around whole grains, low-fat dairy products, vegetables, and fruits, and includes fish...
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Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, has long been known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. Now, researchers have identified a key culprit: the presence of metabolic syndrome (MetSyn), a condition that includes obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension, and is highly...
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Three clinical trial platforms working together to test the effects of full doses of anticoagulants (blood thinners) in COVID-19 patients have paused enrollment for one group of patients. Among critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) support, therapeutic anticoagulation drugs did not reduce the need for organ support...
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When the November 2020 news broke that two vaccines had proven to be highly effective in preventing COVID-19 or minimizing its impact, people everywhere began talking about seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. But many public health experts were talking, too, about another bright spot – the vast numbers of participants from racial and ethnic...
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NIH-funded study finds higher dose is not more effective at reducing serious flu complications in this high-risk group High-dose influenza (commonly known as flu) vaccines are no better than regular-dose influenza vaccines in reducing deaths and hospitalizations among patients with underlying heart disease, according to a large study publishing in...