Implanted medical devices can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, including regulating heart function or delivering electrical stimulation to targeted areas of the brain to treat essential tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease. A new...
Related topics: Medical Research, Parkinson's
It relieves stress, reduces the risk of heart disease both in men and women, and lowers the risk of prostate cancer in men – but most importantly it is incredibly satisfying. However, these are not the only benefits of sex.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Stress, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology
The relationship between job loss and health is well understood. Researchers have documented increased obesity, heart disease and hypertension, and mental illness associated with joblessness, particularly long-term unemployment. Less studied,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Obesity, Hypertension
The resting heart rate of patients with major depression may offer clues as to how well they will respond to antidepressant therapy, and may even predict disease onset, early research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Depression, Antidepressants, Medical Research
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is associated with a reduced risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary heart disease (CHD) events, according to a meta-analysis...
The lasting effects of COVID-19 on the heart are limited to a small subset of patients, studies show.
Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research. The positive association between...
Related topics: Psoriasis, Proteins, Medical Research
A growing number of studies are raising concerns about the coronavirus’ long-term effects on the heart. Athletes especially need to heed the warnings.
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Coronary artery calcium (CAC) risk score is a better predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD) than stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
Anurag Mehta, M.D., from...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research, Cardiology
Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, is a rare disease that can cause heart failure. Every year, it causes the deaths of about 75 young athletes between the ages of 13 and 25, usually without warning, The Columbus Dispatch reports....
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research
1. Jane St. now has a podcast.
2. Is there a modest bitcoin boom in Africa?
3. Why is Pakistan doing better than India with respect to Covid-19? (speculative)
4. Has Taiwan lost the will to defend itself?
5. Scott Alexander update.
Related topics: Podcasts, Bitcoin
(MedPage Today) -- Machine learning analysis of stool samples may provide a helpful first pass for the mass screening for any type of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients, researchers claimed.
Various machine learning algorithms were fed gut...
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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment also cuts cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of the Rheumatic...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Cardiology, Medical Research
Cutting calories significantly may not be an easy task for most, but it's tied to a host of health benefits ranging from longer lifespan to a much lower chance of developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions such as...
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TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- For patients with diabetes, coronary artery calcium (CAC) predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality more strongly in women than men, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in Diabetes Care.
Related topics: Diabetes, Cardiology, Medical Research
Researchers have found the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy - a leading cause of heart failure - and identified a potential treatment for it: a drug already used to treat acne.
Related topics: Cardiology, Acne, Medical Research, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure
Childhood obesity and smoking are well-known risk factors for heart disease and cancer. What is less well known is that they are associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Obesity and smoking are well-known...
Related topics: Childhood Obesity, Obesity, Smoking, Cancer, Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- In 2020 European Society of Cardiology guidelines, updated recommendations are presented for the care of adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD); the guidelines were published online Aug. 29 in the European...
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