Social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol is identical to regular users, study finds
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  May 17, 2017  
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 Social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol is identical to regular users, study findsSocial smokers' risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol is identical to regular users, study finds
 
Social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found.
 
 
 Exposure to cardiovascular risk factors in childhood linked to poorer learning, memory in midlifeExposure to cardiovascular risk factors in childhood linked to poorer learning, memory in midlife
 
A Finnish study coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku shows that exposure to cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, elevated serum LDL-cholesterol and smoking in childhood and adolescence, is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in middle age.
 
   New analysis examines link beween sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young childrenNew analysis examines link beween sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children
 
How many hours a day young children (1-3 years) sleep does not appear to affect their cardiometabolic risk (CMR) at ages 3-8, based on an assessment of factors including blood pressure and cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
 
   New method helps visualize, measure real-time lipid metabolism in living fishNew method helps visualize, measure real-time lipid metabolism in living fish
 
Studying how our bodies metabolize lipids such as fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol can teach us about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health problems, as well as reveal basic cellular functions.
 
   Computer-generated physician aims to help patients better understand test resultsComputer-generated physician aims to help patients better understand test results
 
If viewing your latest medical test results on your doctor'ss online portal leaves you scratching your head and wondering whether to start planning your 100th-birthday bash or begin writing your will, you're not alone.
 
 Plasmat Futura Apheresis System from B. Braun
 
Plasmat Futura Apheresis System from B. BraunApheresis machine for extracorporeal elimination of LDL cholesterol in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipoproteinemia (a), hyperfibrinogenemia, transplant vasculopathy.
 
 
 CHILD Syndrome - Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform Erythroderma and Limb Defects
 
CHILD Syndrome - Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform Erythroderma and Limb DefectsCHILD syndrome is a disorder seen almost always in women, in which one side of the body is affected by hemidysplasia. The skin on the ipsilateral side shows patches of ichthyosiform erythroderma. In two-thirds of all cases, it is the right side which is defective.
 
 
 Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy
 
Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapyWhen patients were unaware they were taking statins there was no reported increase in muscle-related symptoms. But, when patients knew they were taking a statin, they were more likely to report symptoms, a finding consistent with the nocebo effect.
 
 
 Secondhand smoke may have different effects on men and women, Amish community research finds
 
Secondhand smoke may have different effects on men and women, Amish community research findsNew research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that secondhand smoke tends to have somewhat different effects on men and women.
 
 
 Liver transplant patients who take new anti-rejection drug gain less weight, study finds
 
Liver transplant patients who take new anti-rejection drug gain less weight, study findsResearchers have discovered that a new anti-rejection drug that is gentler on the kidneys after liver transplant also reduces weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious complications for transplant patients.