Los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy una subvención de $12 millones para proyectos de promoción de salud y participación comunitaria en regiones con minorías étnicas y raciales afectadas de manera desproporcionada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Con estos fondos, RTI International, una institución de...
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Calculation personalizes long-term heart disease risk assessment for people who inherit genes for elevated cholesterol
New research finds people with familial hypercholesterolemia, inherited forms of high cholesterol, may better predict their risk of developing heart disease by analyzing 28 other genetic associations and markers associated with coronary heart disease.
Hispanic/Latino people who are exposed to workplace toxins from burning wood, vehicle exhaust, pesticides, or metals are more likely to have abnormalities of the heart structure and function that could lead to cardiovascular disease, according to new research published.
In a step toward personalized medicine, researchers are reporting that the use of genetic testing to guide selection of blood thinner medication led to a 34% decrease in the number of patients who had serious adverse events following balloon angioplasty, a common treatment for heart disease.
After nearly a decade of decline, the death rate from lung clots is now on the rise, particularly among African Americans and people under the age of 65, researchers are reporting.
Patients with sickle cell disease who use medical marijuana at home to reduce their pain tend to have fewer hospitalizations than those who do not use it, researchers are reporting.
Study identifies genetic factors that may explain long-term survival of some patients with sickle cell anemia
Researchers in Africa are reporting new insights into the genetic factors that may explain why some people with sickle cell anemia to have long-term survival into their 50s and 60s while others die in childhood.
Oxygen therapy—used for diseases ranging from COPD to COVID-19—can damage the lungs due to oxygen-induced changes to the lung microbiome—the communities of bacteria and other microscopic organisms found the lung—according to a study conducted in mice.
Young people who were tested for COVID-19 and vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not use e-cigarettes, according to new findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Clinicians appear to judge women harsher than men, particularly African American women, when deciding treatment recommendations, such as a heart transplant, for patients with advanced heart failure, according to an NHLBI-funded study.