A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
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.
Researchers say they have developed a synthetic version of a natural protein called lung surfactant that restored breathing capacity to the injured lungs of rats. The artificial substance could lead to better, cheaper treatments for lung injury in humans, they say.
Researchers are reporting in a new study that making five health lifestyle choices might prolong your life by at least 10 years.
Researchers are reporting that common therapy options for psoriasis, a chronic an inflammatory skin disease, can reduce plaque levels in the blood vessels of the heart. In this new observational study, the researchers also found that the psoriasis treatments--including so-called biologic therapies t
Some studies have shown that obese individuals have a lower risk of cardiovascular problems when they are metabolically healthy, but accumulating evidence suggests that the risk still remains high in this group.
The vascular endothelium defines the interface between blood and tissue, forming a semi-permeable barrier that controls the exchange of nutrients.
Extracellular vesicles are small structures that are secreted by cells and contain molecules called microRNAs, which can induce the recovery of damaged heart tissue. However, the therapeutic effects of extracellular vesicles are short-lived.
Neuropeptide Y is a major brain neurotransmitter and the most powerful known stimulant of food intake, an effect primarily mediated through activation of the Y1 receptor.