Findings reveal tripling of blood levels of TMAO from red meat diet, but dietary effects can be reversed Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. Scientists found that people who eat a diet rich in red...
Tuberculosis is a significant global health threat, with one-third of the world’s population infected with its causative agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).
A protein called sarcolipin protects mice against obesity, according to a recent study. Additional experiments showed that this protein regulates energy metabolism in muscle.
Researchers are reporting a high prevalence of sleep apnea in a large population of African-Americans but note that the majority, nearly 95 percent, were undiagnosed and untreated.
Ventricular tachycardia is a life-threatening fast heart rhythm that occurs frequently in heart attack patients and can lead to sudden cardiac death.
White blood cells such as neutrophils may defend against infection, but they also have destructive properties.
Researchers are reporting new insights into the genetic and cellular changes associated with the development of nasal polyps, soft outgrowths that can appear in the nasal passages and sinuses and cause breathing problems and infections.
Older patients, women, and racial and ethnic minorities carry a disproportionate burden of heart failure in the general population, but their enrollment in clinical trials has been lower than expected.
Researchers partly funded by NHLBI have identified a drug that could treat, and perhaps reverse, pulmonary arterial hypertension, a severe lung disease with a five-year survival rate of 50 percent. The findings were published in the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine.
Researchers are reporting new evidence that surgery to prevent abnormal acid reflux appears promising for slowing the progress of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an incurable disease that causes scarring of the lungs and often results in death from respiratory failure.
Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness—including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships— get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked “virus clusters” that exacerbate the spread and severity of disease.