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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700,000 people die annually of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and vessels and is the number one killer in the U.S. accounting for nearly 30-percent of all deaths. Cardiovascular disease has a number of forms but the most common are myocardial infarction and angina pectoris which affect the heart itself. There are well known environmental risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as smoking, diet, inactivity and increased alcohol use. Heredity also plays a factor in cardiovascular disease since other risk factors like high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol tend to run in families. Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by controlling environmental factors and understanding the genetic factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease.
Adult survivors of childhood cancer at risk for pituitary hormone deficiencies

Adult survivors of childhood cancer at risk for pituitary hormone deficiencies

Decades after undergoing cranial irradiation for childhood cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators found that adult survivors of pediatric cancer remain at risk for pituitary hormone deficiencies that may diminish their health and quality of life. [More]
Novartis receives priority review status from FDA for heart failure medicine LCZ696

Novartis receives priority review status from FDA for heart failure medicine LCZ696

Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for LCZ696, an investigational medicine for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The designation is intended to accelerate the review of therapies that offer a significant improvement in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, prevention or diagnosis of a serious condition. [More]
Study shows that plant-based vegan diet may lower heart disease risk in obese children

Study shows that plant-based vegan diet may lower heart disease risk in obese children

Obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease through improvements in their weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive, according to Cleveland Clinic research published online today by The Journal of Pediatrics. [More]
Children exposed to air pollution are at increased risk for brain inflammation, neurodegenerative changes

Children exposed to air pollution are at increased risk for brain inflammation, neurodegenerative changes

City smog lowers children's IQ. This is among findings from a recent University of Montana study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ. [More]
Experts gather at Cardiology 2015 conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease

Experts gather at Cardiology 2015 conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease

Many aspects of pediatric cardiology are relatively new to the discipline. Only recently have physicians been able to accurately diagnose and characterize the myriad congenital cardiovascular conditions that occur and begin to apply successful strategies for care. This week, an international group of more than 800 medical experts gather at the nation's largest pediatric cardiology conference to discuss challenges in treating congenital heart disease in the fetus, neonates, children and young adults. [More]
Cannabis Science highlights more attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm

Cannabis Science highlights more attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm

Cannabis Science, Inc., a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, highlights additional attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm held at the African Union, in Washington DC, on February 6, 2015. [More]
Experts to discuss challenges in CHD treatments at pediatric cardiology conference

Experts to discuss challenges in CHD treatments at pediatric cardiology conference

Many aspects of pediatric cardiology are relatively new to the discipline. Only recently have physicians been able to accurately diagnose and characterize the myriad congenital cardiovascular conditions that occur and begin to apply successful strategies for care. [More]
AXT establishes preclinical imaging portfolio with MR solutions product lines

AXT establishes preclinical imaging portfolio with MR solutions product lines

To coincide with the start of Lorne Cancer conference, AXT are proud to announce the commencement of their distributorship with MR SOLUTIONS, a world leader in the development of innovative preclinical imaging solutions [More]
Blood pressure-lowering treatment lowers CVD, heart disease risks among type 2 diabetes patients

Blood pressure-lowering treatment lowers CVD, heart disease risks among type 2 diabetes patients

Blood pressure-lowering treatment among patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and heart disease events and improved mortality, according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA. [More]
Study suggests that gastric bypass should be used with caution to treat extreme obesity

Study suggests that gastric bypass should be used with caution to treat extreme obesity

Based on five-year follow-up of patients in a randomized clinical trial, researchers have concluded that gastric bypass is the preferred treatment for extreme obesity. This is despite the fact that it is not as effective in reducing body weight as the so-called duodenal switch. [More]
New stent for treating cardiovascular disease successfully implanted in patients

New stent for treating cardiovascular disease successfully implanted in patients

A new stent for treating cardiovascular disease that incorporates a polymer invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been implanted in patients for the first time. [More]
Primary care-based exercise program improves physical activity in obese, middle-aged women

Primary care-based exercise program improves physical activity in obese, middle-aged women

Getting help from the family doctor may be a better way for overweight, middle-aged women to increase their physical activity, rather than trying to go it alone, according to a trial led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health. Obesity and physical inactivity are significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease in middle-aged women. [More]
‘Fear of bad news’ prevents 1 in 5 Brits from having a health check

‘Fear of bad news’ prevents 1 in 5 Brits from having a health check

There is no doubt that awaiting the results from medical tests can be an anxious time for anyone. However new research revealed today by HeartAge has revealed that when it comes to undertaking a general health check, almost 1 in 5 Brits appear to be opting for the “burying heads in the sand” approach, with`19% stating that concern over test results would prevent them from having a health check. [More]
PE/GHTN linked to higher frequency of cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities

PE/GHTN linked to higher frequency of cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities

In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 2:45 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in San Diego, researchers of the MFMU Network will present findings of long term cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities five to ten years later in women with preeclampsia/gestational hypertension during pregnancy. [More]
Implementation of pilot ACOs does not limit spending on cardiovascular treatment

Implementation of pilot ACOs does not limit spending on cardiovascular treatment

In a study of 10 large health systems, Dartmouth investigators Carrie H. Colla, PhD, Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS, and Ellen R. Meara, PhD, and others from Dartmouth and the University of Michigan found that implementation of pilot accountable care organizations (ACOs) did not limit spending on discretionary or non-discretionary cardiovascular treatment for patients. [More]
New studies aim to help doctors, patients, and policymakers understand cancer prognosis, survival

New studies aim to help doctors, patients, and policymakers understand cancer prognosis, survival

Three papers in the survival monograph published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, co-authored by Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center investigators Steven Woloshin, MD, MS, and Lisa Schwartz, MD, MS, aim to help doctors, patients, and policymakers better understand cancer prognosis and survival. [More]
Decades of progress save countless lives, but biggest research challenges lie ahead

Decades of progress save countless lives, but biggest research challenges lie ahead

The 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on the Health of Canadians looks back on 60 years of life-saving, ground-breaking research, revealing astonishing improvements in diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes. [More]

Researchers develop tri-layered artificial blood vessels

By combining micro-imprinting and electro-spinning techniques, researchers at Shanghai University's Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center have developed a vascular graft composed of three layers for the first time. [More]
Study looks at effect of probiotic capsule intervention on metabolic health among women with GDM

Study looks at effect of probiotic capsule intervention on metabolic health among women with GDM

In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in San Diego, researchers will report on the effect of a probiotic capsule intervention on maternal metabolic parameters and pregnancy outcomes among women with gestational diabetes. [More]
Corn oil has greater effects on blood cholesterol than extra virgin olive oil

Corn oil has greater effects on blood cholesterol than extra virgin olive oil

A study published in the January/February 2015 issue of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology indicates corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil with favorable changes in both total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. [More]