A healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis, the slowing of the arteries that increases with age, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
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Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition called "mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia" (MSIMI) – is related to the severity of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries in men but not women, reports to study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society
More Oregonians are making their end-of-life wishes known through forms known as Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, according to research published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine
New research by a team from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has discovered that a type of adult stem cell found in a variety of tissues can be manipulated to enhance tissue regeneration and potentially treat inflammatory diseases
Most people have a poor understanding of how much physical activity is good for you, and what health benefits such activity conveys. But the better your knowledge on these topics, the more physical activity you are likely to get, according to a study published November 28, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE
Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate the pain, but there are no treatments that can reverse or slow the cartilage breakdown associated with the disease.
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one-half of all patients following cardiac surgery. It can result in heart failure, stroke, and longer hospital stays, resulting in an increased cost of care. A new study reports promising results from two clinical trials using botulinum toxin (BTX) injections to suppress POAF
A team of researchers from several medical institutions in Australia and the U.K. has discovered how long it takes for a LEGO head to pass through the digestive tract of a normal healthy adult human. In their paper published in Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, the group explains their reasons for conducting the research and what they found
Millions of people are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year-most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person's ability to breathe. Now, a breakthrough study published in Nature Communications has demonstrated, in animal models of chronic injury, that long-term, devastating effects of spinal cord trauma on breathing and limb function may be reversible
HealthDay) -Children with amblyopia report lower self-perception for scholastic, social, and athletic measures, which may be associated with slower reading speed and worse motor skills, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Ophthalmology
Researchers have successfully managed to develop "mini placentas" or placenta organoids in the laboratories that could transform research of pregnancy, conception, stillbirth, miscarriages and pregnancy diseases and disorders. The results of the study developing these organoids have been published in the latest issue of the journal Nature
Can Benign Lymphoid Tissue Changes in 18F-FDG PET/CT Predict Response to Immunotherapy In Metastatic Melanoma?
An association between immune-related adverse events (irAEs) caused by immunotherapeutic agents and the clinical benefit of immunotherapy has been suggested. We retrospectively evaluated by means of 18 F-FDG PET / CT lymphoid tissue changes in the mediastinal/hilar lymph nodes and the spleen in response to ipilimumab administration in metastatic melanoma