When CBS’s 60 Minutes aired the compelling story of a Florida woman whose severe sickle cell disease symptoms were alleviated with a cutting edge gene therapy technique, people listened. A lot of them. The treatment happened at the National Institutes of Health, and since the showcasing of its dramatic success, NIH has been responding to scores of...
A new study found that long-term exposure to air pollution is strongly linked to emphysema, a deadly lung disease often associated with smoking.
Researchers funded by NHLBI have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition.
Central fat, the one that accumulates around the waist, seems to be a key indicator of higher mortality risk among women who are otherwise considered of normal weight.
Researchers are reporting evidence in lab studies that a chemical found in plastic medical devices such as blood storage bags, tubing, and surgical catheters might trigger arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms.
Researchers have identified changes in a group of enzymes that may contribute to lung damage in people with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that sometimes causes breathing difficulty due to scar tissue formation in the lungs.
Researchers are reporting identification of a possible drug target for treating dilated cardiomyopathy, a potentially deadly condition involving enlargement of the heart’s main pumping chamber.
Wake-up call: High blood pressure and cholesterol in young adults associated with later heart disease
High blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels in young adults may lead to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, even if they manage to get these levels down later in life, according to a new study.
An NHLBI-funded study showed that high plasma levels of fatty acids found in fish oil were associated with a reduced risk of heart failure over a median follow up period of 13 years.
The majority of nutritional supplements or diets are not linked to longer life or protection against heart disease, according to an analysis of 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions and totaling 992,129 participants.
An NHLBI-funded study found that asthma outcomes among urban minority children can be worsened by a chaotic, noisy household where it is hard to relax.
Researchers found that the majority of study participants with variations in the DNA sequence for the titin gene did not predict signs of cardiac decline or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)—a potentially life-threatening condition due to enlarged, weakened ventricles that has no known cause.
An NHLBI-funded study has found that not all sitting is created equal when it comes to increased risks for heart disease.
An older woman’s body shape—that resembles an apple rather than a pear—may point to an increased risk in heart disease, despite having normal weight, a study suggests.
An NHLBI and CDC study shows a strong geographic correlation between the rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and current smoking prevalence among adults.
Researchers are reporting the discovery of a possible cell-based therapy that could help stimulate lung development in premature infants with a rare disorder called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a condition that can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death.
Researchers funded by NHLBI have provided evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
In a study that helps highlight the need for diversity in study populations, researchers identified 27 new genomic variants associated with conditions such as blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease in ethnically and ancestrally diverse populations
Study finds no link between red blood cell donor pregnancy history and death in transfusion recipients
A study of more than 1 million transfusion recipients does not suggest an increase chance of death when receiving red blood cells from women with a history of pregnancy.
Researchers found that analyzing social group structures in addition to data from wearable fitness devices can provide a more comprehensive account of health.