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UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine

...l infection that usuallyaffects the lungs but also attacks other organs. It is spread through the airwhen a person with active TB disease of the lungs or larynx coughs, sneezes, orshouts. It is most prevalent in densely populated areas and the inner-citywhere people often live in close quarters. Worldwide,...

Wake Forest's largest study will examine whether weight control can slow hardening of the arteries in diabetics

...tudy, the researchers will keep track of all heart attacks andstrokes in the groups as well as recording deaths from all causes. And they'llbe looking at how well weight loss leads to a reduction in other cardiovascularrisk factors and whether it leads to reduction or elimination of oral diabetesdrugs. ...

Seasons may change heart attack risk

DALLAS, Oct. 12 -- Deaths from heart attacks appear to be seasonal, peakingduring the winter ho...on. Past studies have shown that deaths from heart attacks are more likely to occurduring the early morning waking hours, but fewer studies have related corona...

Cocaine acts on central nervous system, causing vessel constriction, rapid heartbeat

...closer to understanding how cocaine triggers heart attacks and othercardiovascular emergencies. Knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the sympathetic nervous system'sreaction to cocaine may lead to development of a life-saving antidote for thedrug, which is involved in nearly 10 out of every 1,000 ...

Over 400 heart attacks every year in young women smokers could be prevented

Over 400 heart attacks could be prevented every year in young women smoke... study,the researchers analyzed all cases of heart attacks occurring in women betweenthe ages of 16 and 44 from October 1993 to October 1995. Their health pro...

New therapy raises good cholesterol results in regression of heart disease in mice

... an evengreater benefit in preventing future heart attacks and strokes," says Rader. In an accompanying editorial, Hayes M. Dansky, M.D., and Edward A. Fisher, M.D.,Ph.D., praise the research stating it is remarkable that significant "lesion"regression occurred in just four weeks because the increased levels...

Gene variant increases heart disease risk, even when cholesterol is normal

... events were defined as angina (chest pain), heart attacks or dying from heart attack or another form of coro...cuteri says a separate analysis was done for heart attacks and deaths. The results were similar to the original finding that the apoE-4 gene variant significa...

Blood marker can signal trouble for individuals with heart disease

...r deciliter -- had nearly double the risk of heart attacks within 90 days of hospital discharge compared to p...sclerosis, the disease process that leads to heart attacks and strokes. The patients in the study were hospitalized for an average of eight days. Their CRP le...

Traditional Chinese diet helps ward off heart disease

...vessels, forming fatty deposits that lead to heart attacks and strokes. Researchers studied 116 Chinese individuals ages 20 to 60. The group was 56 percent female and 44 percent male. Researchers used ultrasound, an imaging device that uses sound waves, to determine the thickness of the inner walls of th...

Spouses of heart disease patients face high risks themselves

... -- Women whose husbands are recovering from heart attacks or open heart surgery may have a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease themselves, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. "Currently, all of our attention centers on the heart at...

Impotence may be early warning of heart disease

...lerosis -- the disease process that leads to heart attacks and strokes -- may manifest itself as erectile dys...ntive programs that could reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes," Pritzker says. Pritzker reviewed the histories and test results of 50 men with erect...

From the days of the 'Wild West' to world renown: Medical historian describes the U-M Medical School's first 150 years

...ies, a provoked and outraged citizenry and violent attacks on the offending parties." Yet there are also many examples of distinction in the U-M's 150-year history, especially its scientific approach to training, says Markel, who is also an associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases at the U...

Gene therapy reverses heart disease in mice

...sits that can build up in arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes, according to a study in the February issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association.Researchers transplanted a gene for the human version of apolipoprotein E (apoE) into a strain of...

Estrogen shows potential as stroke treatment, UF animal studies show

...es of Health, with approximately 80 percent of the attacks resulting from a clot that blocks the flow of blood to an area of the brain. Without oxygen and essential nutrients, brain cells begin to die. The more severe the die-off, the more pronounced the resulting physical and cognitive limitations, such as ...

Computerized analysis of heart arteries shows no benefits of hormone therapy

... a progestin for four years had just as many heart attacks as women who didn't take the treatment. As a re...not begin HRT to lower their risk for future heart attacks and heart disease deaths. "ERA supports the findings of HERS. In both studies, there was no clear...

Hospital stays of three days for uncomplicated heart attack

...ould safely discharge patients with low-risk heart attacks within three days, but most keep them five days or more, Duke University researchers report in the March 16 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. That inefficient use of resources costs hundreds of millions of dollars each year, the Duke s...

New horizons, treatments in anticancer chemistry

...ed epothilones, derived from common soil bacteria, attacks drug-resistant tumors. Although these agents appea...sing for the treatment of breast and colon cancer, attacks tumors that are resistant to Taxol® and may have fewer side effects. Known as IDN5109, it is in c...

Hypertension drug effective at preventing atherosclerosis

...errario. "Cholesterol-lowering drugs prevent heart attacks in only about 30 percent of people who take them. Perhaps we could improve those statistics by also treating angiotensin II." The study used cynomolgus monkeys that didn't have high blood pressure. The monkeys, which have marked similarities to h...

Anger-prone people are more likely to have heart attacks

...tack and is not a consequence of ill health. Heart attacks occur when a blood vessel is blocked by a blood cl...coronary events. "The lack of an increase in heart attacks among individuals who had high blood pressure and high anger could have been due to the fact that hi...

New research shows important differences in the response to antihypertensive treatment depending on age and sex

HOT Study shows reduced risk of heart attacks in women, and good blood pressure control in older patients, on felodipine ER (Plendil) - based therapy New data from the HOT (Hypertension Optimal Treatment) Study published in the May issue of the Journal of Hypertension,1 show that women with hy...

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