Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have found that incorporating underused, but available, imaging technologies more precisely predicts who's at risk for heart attacks and similar threats — in time to prevent them.
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A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) found that anti-inflammatory therapy canakinumab substantially reduced cardiovascular event rates in high-risk atherosclerotic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or those with pre-diabetes/diagnosed type 2 diabetes, while having neither clinically meaningful benefits nor substantive harms with respect to adverse renal events or glucose control.
Novice distance runners running with softer footfalls can reduce the risk of injury by 62%, according to a study led by the researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
Education of mothers on the benefits of tetanus vaccination increased immunization coverage in a randomized trial set in rural India, according to new research this week in PLOS Medicine by Timothy Powell-Jackson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues.
The study is conducted to determine the death ratio in the US due to lead poisoning; the research examined that around 30% of all US deaths were due to cardiovascular disease could be attributable to lead exposure
The study discovered that polyQ-ATAXIN1 and capicua complex could disrupt the expression of a number of genes in neurons in animal models of the disease. Patients with Ataxia type1 present with similar disruption of gene expression
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Imugen Babesia microti Arrayed Fluorescent Immunoassay (AFIA), for the detection of antibodies to Babesia microti (B. microti) in human plasma samples, and the Imugen Babesia microti Nucleic Acid Test (NAT), for the detection of B. microti DNA in human whole blood samples.
These tests are intended to be used as donor screening tests on samples from individual human donors, including volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, as well as living organ and tissue donors.
The palliative radiation therapy is used to relieve pain in patients with advanced lung cancer, but it has adverse effects on the esophagus which leads to symptoms like heartburn and difficulty swallowing.
Now Lawson Health Research Institute scientist Dr. Alexander Louie is testing new palliative radiation techniques to spare these effects on the esophagus and improve quality of life for lung cancer patients.
Stroke has multiple etiologies, but the underlying genes are largely unknown. The largest genetic study of stroke to date triples the number of known genetic risk factors for the disease. It should enable researchers to find new treatments for dementia
A new study, published in the journal Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, suggest that children with mitochondrial diseases who suffered acute metabolic strokes benefited from rapid intravenous treatment with the amino acid arginine, without any side effects with clinical improvements in symptoms such as seizures and partial paralysis.
A new study, published in American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology (AJRCMB), suggest that ability of the body to produce lipids in the lungs could be enhanced to prevent the progression of pulmonary fibrosis, an ongoing process of scarring that leaves patients chronically short of breath, can progress in severity until the only course of treatment is lung transplant.