Researchers Devise Simple Method for Determining Atrial Fibrillation Risk in Women
Novel method makes it easier for women to learn if they are at risk for the irregular heart rhythm, an important cause of stroke
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Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'
Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.
4 hours ago - BBC
Experimental antiplatelet compound for acute stroke shows promise
An experimental compound inhibited clot formation without increased bleeding, a common side effect of current anticlotting therapies, in a phase I study. First-in-human study...
1 day ago - ScienceDaily - 4 articles
Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in...
1 day ago - Medscape
Novel Antiplatelet Agent May Not Increase Bleeding Risk
Initial clinical results suggest that the new agent may be suitable for use with thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. Medscape Medical News
1 day ago - Medscape - 3 articles
CDC says U.S. birth rates are down, death rates are up
The Centers for Disease Control reported that U.S. birth rates were down in 2017 by more than two percent compared to 2016. The downward, depopulating trend has been observed...
1 day ago - Natural News
Low LDL, triglycerides increase stroke risk in women
Women with LDL levels below 70 mg/dL and low triglyceride levels had increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. “Strategies to lower...
1 day ago - Healio - 3 articles
New antiplatelet lowers bleeding risk in stroke
The novel antiplatelet agent ACT017 confers reduced risk for bleeding and may be a safe and effective alternative for patients with stroke, according to early findings...
1 day ago - Healio - 3 articles
Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs.
1 day ago - News Medical - 2 articles
Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition...
2 days ago - Time
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Exercise is still the best way to lower blood pressure, study shows
Exercise is good for the heart, and even cardiologists agree. So it is not surprising that researchers want to find out the extent of its usefulness, especially where problems...
Elmo Taught Cersei And Tyrion A Little Something About Respect
Cersei and Tyrion got a very important lesson about getting along and respect courtesy of Sesame Street What's the one thing that could maybe, possibly broker peace between...
Eating apples and pears can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, but this chronic disease can be prevented with the help of dietary and lifestyle changes. A study published in the journal Food & Function...
Three Brooklyn parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are summoned to court
The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to...
MORE blood pressure pills recalled over carcinogen fears
Last summer it emerged drugs made in China and India, and dispatched across the world were contaminated with carcinogens NMBA, NMDA, and NDEA.
Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Can Help Predict Treatment Success
Chronic wounds such as a diabetic foot ulcer heal or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, depending on the microbial communities within that...
Alerting Patients to Their Risk of Gum Disease Improves Inflammation and...
Signs of gum disease reduced in patients who adopted a simple psychological intervention, aided by the use of an online risk assessment tool.
Mechanism of Persistent Infection Caused by Hepatitis B Virus Identified
HBeAg induced expansion of Myeloid-derived suppressor cells through the upregulation of indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase plays a critical role in causing persistent hepatitis.
New Medicines for Obesity Basing on Genetic Variants
MC4R gene that codes for the melanocortin receptor act like a switch in the brain to suppress appetite. People who have genetic variants that disrupt this receptor gain weight...
Gene Profile Predicts Risk of Obesity at Birth
New scoring system basing on genetic profiles can help identify high-risk individuals for obesity. Physicians can recommend various ways to avoid potential health risks among them.