Fresh red blood cell transfusions do not help critically ill children more than older cells NIH-funded finding may alter policies at hospitals where fresh red cells are preferentially used Researchers have found that transfusions using fresh red blood cells—cells that have spent seven days or less in storage—are no more beneficial than older red...
NIH researchers can maintain image quality from different scanning systems while reducing or avoiding radiation exposure When doctors want detailed images of the lungs, more often than not they turn to chest CT scans . Over the years these scans have been particularly useful in diagnosing lung diseases—so useful, in fact, that in the United States,...
For much of her life, Sarah Gorman, 71, battled a mysterious illness that left her tired, sleepless, and unable to concentrate. When her symptoms first started in her 20s, she turned to doctors for help. They diagnosed her with depression and referred her to a psychiatrist, but Gorman soon rejected that diagnosis because, she said, she simply did...
Researchers partly funded by NHLBI found that the sleep of postmenopausal women would benefit from lower consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar, foods that are high on the glycemic index.
An NHLBI-funded study identified a biomarker, biological indicator, that can predict which patients with stable heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years.
Two studies partly funded by NHLBI have shown remarkable results in the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis who also have at least one copy of the Phe508del CFTR, the most common CF-causing mutation.
Researchers have struggled to capture how mitochondrial DNA escapes the mitochondria—the energy powerhouse—in living cells. But now, a study published in the journal Science, provides an understanding of this process and could explain how inflammation occurs in autoimmune diseases.
Chemicals that comprise flavored e-liquids and pods may cause harmful effects to lung tissue, including inflammation and genetic damage that could indicate long-term risk for respiratory disease and even cancer, according to a new research study.
People with a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke may be able to offset their risk with 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.
An #NHLBI-funded study put a price tag on American's bad eating habits: $50 billion a year in health care costs, attributable to cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers are reporting that the use of e-cigarettes significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).