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Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke

Preserving good cardiovascular health during young adulthood is one of the best ways to reduce risks of premature heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The number of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease is increasing in many countries including the U.S. While there is […]

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Hair follicles heal blisters at personal cost

A team of scientists has shown that the healing of skin blisters is driven by hair follicle stem cells, which delay their own development in the process. The healing process of the tissues in the human body is particularly well-studied in skin, especially as skin serves as a layer of protection from the environment. However, […]

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Improving dialysis through redesign of arteriovenous grafts

People with end-stage renal disease often undergo hemodialysis, a life-sustaining blood-filtering treatment. To make the process as fast and efficient as possible, many people have “hemodialysis grafts” surgically implanted. These grafts are like bypasses, connecting a vein to a major artery, making it easier to access blood and ensuring the same blood doesn’t get filtered […]

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New risk calculator to save many more lives from heart attack and stroke

A new risk calculator will better predict people at high risk of heart and circulatory diseases years before they strike, and is ready for use across the UK and Europe, according to research published today in the journal European Heart Journal. The risk calculator, SCORE2, will be adopted by the upcoming European Guidelines on Cardiovascular […]

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Top Tips For Getting The Best Home Owner’s Insurance

If you need insurance or just want to update a policy, you must be sure that you’re getting the best deal possible. Getting a good home owner’s policy is the best way to protect your home from accidents, natural disasters and theft. The following article will provide you with some very useful tips on fulfilling […]

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Three FDA advisers quit over agency approval of aduhelm

Three members of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee have resigned after the agency this week approved a new drug for Alzheimer disease despite a lack of strong proof that it provides any benefits to patients. Aduhelm (aducanumab)—a monthly infusion priced at $56,000 per year—is the first treatment for Alzheimer disease approved by […]

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ED visits for leiomyomas increased from 2006 to 2017

From 2006 to 2017, there was an increase in the number of emergency department visits for leiomyomas, but the admission rate for these visits decreased, according to a study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Chelsea N. Fortin, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues described trends in […]

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Harmful protein waste in the muscle

An international team of researchers led by the University of Bonn has identified the cause of a rare, severe muscle disease. According to these findings, a single spontaneously occurring mutation results in the muscle cells no longer being able to correctly break down defective proteins. As a result, the cells perish. The condition causes severe […]