Sunday, January 20, 2019

Common Heart Drug Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Patients...

In An Account of the Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses, published in 1785, Sir William Withering cautioned readers that extracts from the...

Eating Instant Noodles Such as Ramen Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes...

Instant noodle eaters, take heed. Recent Baylor research shows that significant consumption of the convenient food product – ramen included – may increase a person's risk...

Paper Calls for Preventing Diseases of Aging vs Fighting Chronic Illness

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, researchers writing in the journal Nature say more effort should...

Potassium Supplements May Increase Survival in Heart Failure Patients

Researchers have found that patients taking potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than those taking diuretics without potassium....

Researchers Create Biological Pacemaker by Reprogramming Heart Cells

Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into "biological pacemaker" cells that...

Popular Pain Relievers Linked to Strokes, Heart Attacks in Postmenopausal Women

For women taking certain kinds of pain relievers, a heart attack could be waiting in their medicine cabinets. A University of Florida study has found that the...

Promising New Approach for Gum Disease Treatment Identified

Nearly 50 percent of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease, periodontitis. Of these 17 percent suffer from a more severe form of periodontitis that increases their...

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack in New...

Testosterone prescriptions for older men in the United States have increased more than three-fold over the past decade. Recent studies linking testosterone use with...

Heart Disease in Shift Workers Linked to Damaged Blood Cells, Sleep...

Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift...

Use of Statins Linked to Drop in Physical Activity in Older...

One of the longest studies of its type has found that use of statins in older men is associated with less physical activity, a...

Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Than...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of some 850,000 people published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows...

Natural Compounds in Watermelon Shown to Lower Blood Pressure

Be sure to pick up a watermelon or two at your local grocery store — it could save your life. A new study by...