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Reversing erectile dysfunction possible with lifestyle changes

Reversing erectile dysfunction possible with lifestyle changes

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to research at the University of Adelaide. [More]
TV watching leads to excessive snacking, cardiovascular risk in middle school kids

TV watching leads to excessive snacking, cardiovascular risk in middle school kids

Middle school kids who park themselves in front of the TV for two hours or more each day are more likely to consume junk food and have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even compared to those who spend an equal amount of time on the computer or playing video games, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Women who have 4 or more live births more likely to show early signs of heart disease

Women who have 4 or more live births more likely to show early signs of heart disease

Women who give birth to four or more children are much more likely to have evidence of plaque in their heart or thickening of their arteries - early signs of cardiovascular disease - compared with those having fewer pregnancies, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Heart attack survival rates lag behind in the South despite overall improvements nationwide

Heart attack survival rates lag behind in the South despite overall improvements nationwide

Although heart attack death has declined across all regions of the United States, it is proportionately higher in the South, possibly related to the uneven distribution of socioeconomic and traditional cardiovascular risk factors, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Lower levels of vitamin D predict extent of coronary artery disease

Lower levels of vitamin D predict extent of coronary artery disease

Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Marathon training associated with improved risk factors related to cardiovascular disease

Marathon training associated with improved risk factors related to cardiovascular disease

Marathon training is associated with improved risk factors related to cardiovascular disease among middle-aged recreational male runners, suggesting that race preparation may be an effective strategy for reducing heart disease risk, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]

Research provides first evidence to help prevent certain stroke patients

Neurologists have long debated how to help prevent certain stroke patients from suffering a second stroke. Now research from UNC School of Medicine provides the first evidence for which course of treatment is truly best for patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near the site of stroke: they should have their blood pressure lowered to normal levels. [More]
Vancouver-led research initiative awarded $1.5M grant to prevent deaths of moms and babies

Vancouver-led research initiative awarded $1.5M grant to prevent deaths of moms and babies

A Vancouver-led research initiative to prevent deaths of moms and babies got a boost recently with a new $1.5-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will expand efforts to improve diagnosis and care for pregnant women with pre-eclampsia. [More]

Viewpoints: Mcconnell, Wasserman Schultz, Barasso on Obamacare's 4th anniversary; defending surgeon general nominee

The promises that were made to sell Obamacare -; that it wouldn't disrupt people's previous health care arrangements and that premiums would go down -; are now being exposed for the cheap and deceptive sales pitch they were. It may be tempting for some to brush all this aside as standard politics. [More]

Biogen Idec's ALPROLIX gets Health Canada approval for hemophilia B

Today Biogen Idec announced that Health Canada has approved ALPROLIX [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein], for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and routine prophylaxis in adults, and children aged 12 and older, with hemophilia B. [More]
Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. [More]
People who develop diabetes in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss in old age

People who develop diabetes in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss in old age

People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage to the brain, as well as problems with memory and thinking skills, than people who never have diabetes or high blood pressure or who develop it in old age, according to a new study published in the March 19, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]

Lung ultrasound could help determine if pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure

Lung ultrasound could help determine if pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure [More]
Study: Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia

Study: Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia

Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia, which in turn can lead to healthier mothers and children, according to a collaborative study from the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) and the MR Cancer Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). [More]
Study: Men are more likely to receive faster care for heart attacks and angina than women

Study: Men are more likely to receive faster care for heart attacks and angina than women

A new study indicates that in younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, men are more likely to receive faster care compared with women. The study, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) also found that gender-related factors affected access to care for both men and women. [More]
Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition - and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI - is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. [More]
Stem cell therapy may benefit patients with debilitating heart failure

Stem cell therapy may benefit patients with debilitating heart failure

Researchers want to know whether patients with debilitating heart failure can benefit by having their own stem cells injected into their ailing heart muscle. [More]
People with prehypertension more likely to develop stroke

People with prehypertension more likely to develop stroke

Anyone with blood pressure that's higher than the optimal 120/80 mmHg may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published in the March 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Scientists discover that natural product in grapefruit can prevent kidney cysts

Scientists discover that natural product in grapefruit can prevent kidney cysts

Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, have discovered that a natural product found in grapefruit can prevent kidney cysts from forming. [More]

Natural low-sodium salt ingredient addresses challenges to reduce sodium in bakery products, cereals

Salt of the Earth Ltd. introduces a novel, low-sodium sea salt ingredient to address food manufacturers' challenges to reduce sodium in bakery products, such as bread, breakfast cereals and snacks. [More]