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3 out of 4 young adults with stroke symptoms delay trip to hospital

3 out of 4 young adults with stroke symptoms delay trip to hospital

Up to three hours after a person experiences the first symptom of a stroke is often referred to as the "golden window." That's the period of time doctors say is crucial for patients to get to a hospital to receive medical care in order to restore blood flow to the brain and minimize or reverse damage. [More]
Finding cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure among adults living in rural Southeast Asia

Finding cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure among adults living in rural Southeast Asia

Researchers from the Duke Global Health Institute and their international collaborators are launching a study to find cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure in adults living in rural in South Asia. [More]
New blood test could predict women at higher risk of preeclampsia

New blood test could predict women at higher risk of preeclampsia

The causes of preeclampsia, a multi-system disorder that affects women in pregnancy, have not been fully elucidated. The condition, which is typically associated with high blood pressure and an increased amount of protein in the urine, affects 2 to 5 percent of pregnant women, and is one of the main reasons for complications during the second half of pregnancy. Preeclampsia is frequently diagnosed too late and, in the most severe cases, can be fatal for both mother and child. [More]
Family income matters more than race in predicting obesity in children

Family income matters more than race in predicting obesity in children

For a long time researchers have tracked high rates of obesity among black and Hispanic kids, but a closer look at communities shows family income matters more than race in predicting which kids are overweight. [More]
Statins could be effective against metastatic small cell lung cancer

Statins could be effective against metastatic small cell lung cancer

In a recent study, researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), in collaboration with international colleagues, found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). [More]
Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Turning the calendar to a new year often finds people working on their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, experts advise taking a longer view, beyond a New Year's resolution. [More]
Simple, computer-training task can alter the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions

Simple, computer-training task can alter the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions

A simple, computer-training task can change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions, according to a recent study published in NeuroImage by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. [More]
UNC-Chapel Hill study links social relationships with better health

UNC-Chapel Hill study links social relationships with better health

The more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health is at the beginnings and ends of their lives, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [More]
New study outlines risk for in-hospital and out-of-hospital births in Oregon

New study outlines risk for in-hospital and out-of-hospital births in Oregon

The out-of-hospital birth setting in Oregon was associated with a higher risk of perinatal death, while the in-hospital birth setting was associated with a higher risk for cesarean delivery and other obstetric interventions (e.g., induction or augmentation of labor), according a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University. [More]
Premature triplets released from Loyola University Medical Center in time for first Christmas

Premature triplets released from Loyola University Medical Center in time for first Christmas

Triplets Finn, Kyle and Ava Santiago, who were born six weeks premature and underweight, went home from Loyola University Medical Center Dec. 24, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas. [More]
Selexipag holds promise for treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Selexipag holds promise for treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Living with pulmonary arterial hypertension is challenging, but the chore of treating the rare heart disease may change following promising clinical trial data to be published in the Dec. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Researchers identify underlying molecular mechanism of cardiac hypertrophy

Researchers identify underlying molecular mechanism of cardiac hypertrophy

Specific genes are responsible for determining cell growth and differentiation during the early stages of cardiac development. Reactivation of these genes later in life can lead to an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle. Researchers from Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin lead by Professor Silke Rickert-Sperling have been able to identify the underlying molecular mechanism. [More]
FDA approves Uptravi tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension

FDA approves Uptravi tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension

On December 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Uptravi (selexipag) tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic, progressive, and debilitating rare lung disease that can lead to death or the need for transplantation. [More]
Commonly used diabetes drug may have potential to prevent, treat preeclampsia

Commonly used diabetes drug may have potential to prevent, treat preeclampsia

An article published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that a commonly-used drug for the treatment of diabetes, metformin, may have the potential to prevent and treat preeclampsia. Metformin has long been used to treat diabetes in both non-pregnant and pregnant patients, and is considered safe during pregnancy. [More]
Patients treated at emergency departments for hypertension on the rise in US

Patients treated at emergency departments for hypertension on the rise in US

The number and percentage of patients treated at emergency departments for hypertension are on the rise across the United States, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published recently in the American Journal of Cardiology. [More]
Variant signs worldwide exclusive license and development agreement with L&F Research

Variant signs worldwide exclusive license and development agreement with L&F Research

Variant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an emerging pharmaceutical company focusing on rare diseases and other specialty conditions with limited or sub-optimal therapeutic options, announced today a worldwide exclusive license and development agreement with L&F Research LLC to advance development of Variant's lead product, VAR 200. [More]
Kitov announces more data from Phase III trial on the favorable blood pressure effects of KIT-302

Kitov announces more data from Phase III trial on the favorable blood pressure effects of KIT-302

Kitov Pharmaceuticals, an innovative biopharmaceutical company focused on late-stage drug development, today announced more data from its successfully concluded Phase III trial for its lead drug candidate, KIT-302. Data showed the favorable blood pressure effects of KIT-302 were present in all blood pressure variables measured in the study. [More]
Case Western scientist to lead a pair of studies to develop more effective treatment for CF

Case Western scientist to lead a pair of studies to develop more effective treatment for CF

A scientist at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will lead a pair of studies to develop more effective treatment for symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe. [More]
New mobile app empowers individuals to assess, enhance daily overall heart health

New mobile app empowers individuals to assess, enhance daily overall heart health

Leading cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, has developed a free mobile application called "Circle of Health" to empower individuals around the globe to take action to comprehensively assess and enhance their daily overall heart health. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of mortality in the world. [More]
New research suggests use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

New research suggests use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

To prevent preeclampsia, new research suggests that low-dose aspirin should be given prophylactically to all women at high risk (those with diabetes or chronic hypertension) and any woman with two or more moderate risk factors (including obesity, multiple gestation and advanced maternal age). [More]
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