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A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
..., lung cancer, or pneumonia. There was a fairly high
rate of abnormalities that are found incidentally outside the coronary arteries and bypass grafts, said Dr. White. The take home message is that these examinations require physician interpreters who are trained to read the entire CT, not just the cor...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...k of cardiovascular events or death among women at high
risk for heart disease, according to a report in t...he damage they can cause, the authors write. Diets high
in fruit and vegetable intake, and thus rich in such antioxidants, have been associated with reduced...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...assic heatstroke results directly from exposure to high
temperatures. During heat waves, most victims are found dead at home, and 60 percent of those who reach the hospital are likely to die. Laurent Argaud, M.D., Ph.D., of Hospices Civils de Lyon and University Claude Bernard Lyon I, and colleagues eva...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...he rate of growth of diabetes prevalence is not as high
or as dramatic as often projected. Smith found tha...o 2002, Smith found that 6 percent of those with a high
school diploma or more education were diagnosed with diabetes, while nearly 10 percent of those who ...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...rosclerotic plaque in the aorta was three times as high
in those with the largest WHR as compared to the s...such as blood pressure, diabetes, age, smoking and high
cholesterol levels were taken into account. Middle-aged spread is not healthy, Dr. de Lemos said....
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...led that the milk of PPAR-deficient mice contained high
levels of toxic fatty acids that set off an inflammatory response in the skin of nursing pups. According to Evans by examining the action of PPAR in vivo, our work revealed an unexpected link between diet, inflammation and the quality of breast milk....
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ructive sleep apnea (OSA) can elevate the risk for high
blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and cognitive problems. Snoring, a symptom of OSA, is a very common condition affecting nearly 40 percent of adults, and is more common among older people. Restless legs syndrome, where one experiences unc...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...ircumference and waist-to-hip ratio in addition to high
BMI. Hip circumference alone, however, was not a strong indicator for coronary calcium deposits.Fat that accumulates around your waist seems to be more biologically active as it secretes inflammatory proteins that contribute to atherosclerotic plaque...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...lated to cocaine use include sudden cardiac death, high
blood pressure, stroke and acute myocardial infarctions. We also found that dexmedetomidine was equally effective in counteracting effects of cocaine in subjects with a rare genetic mutation thought to disrupt the effects of dexmedetomidine, said Dr....
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...bound amyloid-beta floating in their bloodstreams high
levels that would likely also be reflected in the brain. Zlokovics group decided to try to reduce amyloid-beta levels in the body by synthesizing an altered, super-potent form of sLRP that binds amyloid-beta more efficiently than natural sLRP. In b...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...hen will become dangerous, biologically aggressive high
grade invasive breast cancer. This makes it all the more important to discover such high-grade DCIS. Until To date mammography was the 'gold standard' of breast cancer medicine It has been known for a long time that MRI is superior to mammography ...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...d Clarke. The presence of the activated protein at high
levels should predict estrogen independence and thus resistance to these therapies. In the future, Clarke also hopes to develop a new therapeutic treatment based on this discovery. He believes that the XBP1 pathway can be targeted in patients recei...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...ity and heightened cancer risk. Obese mammals have high
levels of TNFa secreted by their fat cells. For Hung, the Cell paper is part of an ongoing effort to define the cancer-inducing activity of IKK and its sibling, IKKa. He has found that the two, known to have a cancer-inducing affect working togethe...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...sed activity of the biochemical pathway leading to high
levels of reduced glutathione in the animals. Glutathione, one of the bodys most powerful antioxidants, is regulated at multiple steps principally by the G6PD enzyme. To establish the connection between reduced glutathione and heart failure, Benja...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...d stroke share some common risk factors, including high
blood pressure and patent foramen ovale (PFO); both have a hereditary basis. While a baby grows in the womb, he or she has a normal opening between the hearts left and right atria (upper chambers). If this opening doesnt close naturally soon after ...
Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
...pediatric car accident victims, they should have a high
degree of suspicion about more serious injury. Car accidents, the most common cause of injury and death in children, are also the most common cause of spinal cord injury in children and adolescents. Boys are more affected than girls, and the incid...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
... mammography decreased. Of 89 women diagnosed with high
grade DCIS, 87 (98%) were diagnosed by MRI, but on...nsitivity of MRI was not associated with an unduly high
number of false positive diagnoses - the positive predictive value of both methods was comparable, w...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...ldwide, affecting an estimated 2 billion peoplethe high
prevalence of iron deficiency in the developing wo...re expensive. Supplementation can be targeted to high
risk groups and be cost-effective; yet the logistics of distribution and absence of compliance are m...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
...me low-calorie versions of foods that are normally high
in calories may develop distorted connections between taste and calorie content, leading them to overeat as they grow up. The research will be published today in the academic journal Obesity. "Based on what we've learned, it is better for childr...
Stress may leave your mouth a mess
...ad to bone loss or tooth loss. Individuals with high
stress levels tend to increase their bad habits, which can be harmful to periodontal health. They are less attentive to their oral hygiene and may increase their use of nicotine, alcohol or drugs, explained Preston D. Miller, Jr., DDS, and President...
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