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Genetic Variations Could Increase The Risk Of Heart Attack

According to a new study, the research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol. They help some patients experience a heart attack or the need for coronary revascularization to open blocked heart arteries while taking statins. It suggests that drugs targeting the genetic variations could lower the heart risk in these patients. The study was published in the journal Circulation.

Heplisav-B Vaccine Recommended for Adults

Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG; Dynavax Technologies Corporation), a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Breast Cancer Associated With The Body's Circadian Rythm

A study estimated a new gene, which may have an impact on breast cancer associated with the body's circadian rhythm. In the past, doctors have associated the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations with an increased risk of breast cancer. They add to a growing list that ties disruptions to our circadian rhythm that is, the "central clock" mechanism in our brains to a higher risk of cancer progression, obesity, some neuromuscular diseases, and other impairments, including jet lag. The study was published in the journal Development,

Soccer Heading Related To Cognitive Impairment

Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology.

Healthcare Programme Ayushman Bharat And Challenges

The recently announced government’s flagship healthcare programme Ayushman Bharat rests on two pillars – primary healthcare and financial protection. While a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) was announced to provide financial protection to poor families during illnesses, the other component is setting up 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).