Tag: "cardiovascular" at medical news
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...only lower body weight but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular
disease and cancer as well. "Yet, Americans have a love affair with the idea of a 'magic bullet,' and this is inflamed by the advertising and pharmaceutical industries," Levitsky said. "However, enough evidence is in for me to conclude: the perils ...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...hat periodontal disease was a true risk factor for cardiovascular
disease, but our studies have been confounded by t...sease at the study baseline and the development of cardiovascular
disease in the succeeding 10 years." Diabetes was the only factor that showed a stronger associatio...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...o chronic noise, including hearing damage, chronic cardiovascular
activation, elevated annoyance and irritation, motivation problems such as learned helplessness, and impaired cognitive development and reading achievement. "These effects have all been well documented," says Evans. "Unfortunately, we're experiencin...
Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery
...ren. This non-invasive method can tell the cardiovascular
surgeon andanesthesiologists how successful the surgeon has been in removing air from theheart and if further action is needed. "Our investigation basically related to brain function during cardiacsurgery in children," Dr. Rosendo A. Rodrigu...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...esponsible for virtually all of the physiologicand cardiovascular
effects of angiotensin II. The importance of the AT1 receptorin basic science research is evident from the more than 1,000 scientificarticles that have been published since 1993 detailing its biology. "Everybody would accept the fact that wh...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...R 97-4834 DALLAS - Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular
diseases couldcost the nation about $15 billion mo...able, the AHA reported. The total cost of cardiovascular
disease in 1998 is expected to reach$274.2 billion, up from $259.1 billion in 1997. Included in the ...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...c loads were most likely to develop newlydiagnosed cardiovascular
disease and significantly more likely to showdeclines in mental and physical functioning. The best antidote to break the cycle, McEwen says, is the simplest:exercise. "Of all the things we can do to lower stress levels andcounteract allostatic load...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...t reduction can help reduce anindividual's risk of cardiovascular
diseases, such as heart attack and stroke,which ar...anges that may help reduce an individual's risk of cardiovascular
diseases. The American Heart Association estimates that noncompliance results in millionsof hospit...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...New Delhi, One reason for the epidemic of cardiovascular
disease is the surge inlife expectancy due to decl...rrent epidemic. The projected increase in cardiovascular
disease will be economicallydisastrous, Reddy says. Creating adequate facilities to care for millio...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
... targets for this technology include AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular
disease and osteoporosis. The second program, developed in part from research efforts conducted at the United States Department of Energy -- Ames Laboratories' Institute for Physical Research and Technology/Iowa State University, involves the develop...
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...lciumantagonists have also found increased risk of cardiovascular
complications. Itwas thought that the longer-acting drugs did not pose similar risks. However,the current study used a long-acting drug. Speaking for the American Heart Association, Joseph Izzo, M.D., says"individuals taking calcium antagonists sh...
Could Cardiovascular Drugs Be Linked To Suicide?
...estigated possible associations between the use of cardiovascular
drugs and suicide and the results of this study ar...ide (that remained significant when differences in cardiovascular
morbidity were considered). Furthermore, in a five year study of drugs for high blood pressure the...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
... California San Franciscoand associate director of cardiovascular
research at Genentech Inc. of South SanFrancisco, Calif., evaluated survival of heart attack patients. Sixty-nine percent of patients who received thrombolytic therapy withoutthe pump died in the hospital, whereas only 49 percent who were tre...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
..."raises a flagthat progestins may undo some of the cardiovascular
benefits of ERT." "The study is important...er ERT with progestins can reduce the deathrate of cardiovascular
disease. "These studies are important because thecurrent study just looked at the endothelium and n...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...he United States each year from cancer, stroke and cardiovascular
disease, according to the American Lung Association. UF physicians, practicing in the newly formed Smoking Cessation Clinic within the Psychiatric Specialty Clinics at Shands hospital at UF, tackle the problem on both fronts - using nicotine...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
...n the journal, Marc A. Pfeffer, M.D., Ph.D., ofthe cardiovascular
division of Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard MedicalSchool in Boston, writes, "ACE-inhibitors have earned their place" along withaspirin and drugs such as beta-blockers and thrombolytic therapies proven toreduce deaths from heart attack. Thro...
Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease
...versity researchers have confirmed two independent cardiovascular
diseaserisk factors in some women: disfiguring extra fat around the torso andpotentially harmful serum lipid levels. The drugs seemed to impact two of four measured lipid levels, increasing onlythe cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (LDL). In e...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...ers cholesterol levels in just eight weeks. Other cardiovascular
disease (CVD) risk factors related to blood pressu... the study received information about their childs cardiovascular
risk status. Recommending that the classroom-wide approach be used in elementary schools, Dr. Harrel...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...that increases the risk ofcomplications, including cardiovascular
disease, eye problems, nerve damage andkidney malfunction. Unlike most conventional diabetes management programs, DTCA's DiabetesNetCareSM adopts a population management approach, managing all of the healthcare needs of all of the health plan...
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
...elipid-altering properties that collectively lower cardiovascular
risk," Crousesaid. All patients were put on a low-fat diet four weeks before the drug trialbegan. "It has not yet been established that increasing HDL cholesterol byitself reduces the risk of coronary events," Crouse said, but statist...
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