“Low eosinophil” biomarkers found in nearly three-quarters of people with mild persistent asthma A study of nearly 300 patients with mild persistent asthma found that inhaled steroids— long considered the gold standard for asthma treatment —were no more effective than placebo in nearly three-fourths of the study patients, all over age 12. Inhaled...
n a large-scale study involving tens of thousands of patients, researchers recently found a strong genome-wide genetic association between asthma and allergic diseases.
Whether you’re a night-shift worker or a hard-working student, pulling an all-nighter can be detrimental to more than 100 proteins in the blood, researchers are reporting.
Women who do not quit smoking during pregnancy may reduce the harm to their baby's lungs by taking vitamin C, according to an NHLBI-funded randomized, controlled trial.
An antibody used to treat psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases appears to have no effect on aortic inflammation—a key marker for future risk of major cardiovascular events—researchers are reporting.
Catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation was no better than drug therapy in improving key patients’ outcomes, according to the intention-to-treat analysis, a statistical concept essential to the interpretation of randomized clinical trials.
Dementia is the leading cause of dependence and disability in the elderly population worldwide. But currently there is no effective medication to treat dementia. Identifying lifestyle-related risk factors, including some that are modifiable, may provide important strategies for preventing dementia.
All types of blood cells originate from blood stem cells found in the peripheral blood and bone marrow--the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones.
An NHLBI-funded study showed that the addition of a nurse-led intervention for hypertension management to health insurance coverage was more effective in lowering blood pressure than the provision of health insurance alone in Ghana.
Throughout May 2018, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, the NHLBI wishes to recognize Dr. Esteban Burchard and his team on the 20th anniversary of GALA (Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans), the largest study of asthma in Latino children in the United States.