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May 15, 2017

High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods

Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease —and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of Health-funded study has found.      

May 12, 2017

Media Availability: NHLBI researchers available to discuss sex and gender differences in research and their effects in women’s health

WHAT: May 14-20 is National Women’s Health Week, and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss current research focused on understanding how sex and gender differences influence health and disease. This research is providing valuable insights into ways to reduce disease in women, even as it helps pave the way for more personalized delivery of care for all patients.

May 2, 2017

NIH discovery in mice could lead to new class of medications to fight mid-life obesity

A team of scientists led by researchers from the National Institutes of Health has identified an enzyme that could help in the continuous battle against mid-life obesity and fitness loss. The discovery in mice could upend current notions about why people gain weight as they age, and could one day lead to more effective weight-loss medications.

May 1, 2017

NIH Research Improves Health for People with Asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been increasing, resulting in millions of urgent medical visits and missed days of work and school each year.

April 18, 2017

Researchers discover mitochondrial “circuit breaker” that protects heart from damage

A team of scientists from the National Institutes of Health has discovered biological mechanisms that appear to prevent damage to the heart muscle’s “power grid,” the network of mitochondrial circuits that provide energy to cells. One of those mechanisms, the researchers found, acts much like a circuit breaker, allowing energy to continue moving throughout the heart muscle cells even when individual components of those cells—the mitochondria—have been damaged.

April 6, 2017

NHLBI Stem Cell Consortium Provides New Insights into Genetics of Heart Disease, Other Conditions

WHAT:  A group of NIH-funded scientists has published the first studies using the largest, most diverse stem cell collection of its kind ever made available to researchers. The results provide fresh insights into the genetic underpinnings of common conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and sickle cell disease, which take a heavy toll on American lives and resources.

April 6, 2017

NHLBI researchers available to discuss recent findings and ongoing research addressing health disparities

Media Availability: NHLBI researchers available to discuss recent findings and ongoing research addressing health disparities

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2017

WHAT: April is National Minority Health Month and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss recent findings and ongoing research projects about health conditions and social determinants that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities and low income populations.

March 7, 2017

Media Availability: High number of deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes linked to diet

Nearly half of all deaths in the United States in 2012 that were caused by cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, have been linked to substandard eating habits, according to a study published in the March 7 issue of JAMA and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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