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Heart Attack Have Twice The Risk Of Lateral Myocardial Ischemia

According to a study, researchers estimated that women have previously experienced a heart attack have twice the risk of later myocardial ischemia provoked by mental stress when compared to men with a similar history. The samples of 418 individuals and found that impaired microvascular function in response to mental stress was responsible for the increased risk of ischemia, or obstructed blood flow to the heart, in women. The study was published in Circulation.

A Key Signalling Protein Affect The Heart Function

A study described a key signalling protein in Huntington's disease which shows deleterious effects on heart function, going beyond the disease's devastating neurological impact. By adjusting protein levels affecting an important biological pathway, the researchers improved heart function in experimental animals, shedding light on the biology of this fatal disease. The study was published in Cell Reports.

Brachytherapy Proves Safe for Patients With Cervical Cancer

Previously, there have been concerns that brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer might increase the risk, although the treatment itself is associated with better survival. However, a new study presented at the ESTRO 37 conference from two large international trials shows that intracavitary and interstitial (IC/IS) brachytherapy is safe and does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture.