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3D illustration of diseased lungs
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News Release
Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The risk for these flare-ups – sudden bouts of worsening breathing – was 25% to 95% higher in people who experienced poor...
Sickle cell anemia, 3D illustration showing blood vessel with normal and deformated crescent-like red blood cells
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News Release
Potential curative therapies may help reduce the burden, but are also costly Americans ages 64 and younger with commercial health insurance who live with sickle cell disease (SCD) pay almost four times more in out-of-pocket medical costs over their lifetimes, a total of $44,000, compared to people living without the disease. And insurers pay $1.7...
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NIH-funded study explains factors linked to increased risk for heart attack or stroke among women who have pregnancy problems related to high blood pressure Women who experienced complications related to developing high blood pressure, or hypertension, during pregnancy had a 63% increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life...
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Research Features
Certain reproductive health events have been linked to increased risks for heart disease. But women and their doctors can do a lot to reduce those risks. Anybody who gets an annual checkup knows that heart health is often at the top of the list, which is why measuring blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is important. These and other...
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Research Features
A “bench-to-boardroom” program at NHLBI helps researchers bring to life new concepts, therapies, and devices, including an update on a familiar pump Few people think about what would happen if the main pumping chamber of their heart stops working – especially what options doctors may have to fix it. But Richard Smalling, M.D., Ph.D., has studied...
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Statement
Today on World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to biomedical research aimed at preventing the onset of asthma, understanding its underlying causes, and improving the treatment of it. This chronic airway disease, which is characterized by periodic worsening of inflammation that can make it hard to breathe...
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Media Availability
During Black Maternal Health Week, and in preparation for Women’s Health Month in May, researchers are sharing studies designed to help new and expecting parents before, during, and after pregnancy WHAT: During Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17, and in preparation for Women’s Health Month in May, researchers are raising awareness about...
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Media Availability
WHAT: April 6 is National Walking Day, and a researcher with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is available to discuss the heart-healthy benefits of walking, which millions of Americans have found to be a fun, easy way to increase their fitness. WHY: Studies show that a daily walk can...
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Study shows pregnant adults less likely to experience preterm births or other serious problems with treatment Adults treated with medication for high blood pressure present before or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, defined as chronic hypertension in pregnancy, had fewer adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to adults who did not receive...
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Serum sodium levels may help identify adults with a greater chance of experiencing heart disease Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their findings, which appear in the European Heart Journal, suggest that consuming sufficient...