A cell-based look at how the body responds to immune threats may one day help researchers find better treatments for this major U.S. killer For more than a decade, researchers have known that a core component of human immune function – called complement – can influence how the body responds to immune threats. Now researchers from the NIH and around...
A collaborative framework to reduce added sugar from the U.S. food supply could help food service providers and public health experts work together to improve the cardiovascular health outcomes of Americans, which could save money and add years to lives.
After following 144,336 veterans for years, researchers found adults living with HIV had a higher associated risk of sudden cardiac death compared to adults living without HIV. These associated risks increased among adults with higher loads of the virus and who had compromised immune function.
A healthy sleep pattern has long been associated with good cardiovascular health. Now, new research has linked healthy sleep with significantly lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias.
After studying lung infection rates among New York City firefighters who served as first responders at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and were exposed to tiny air pollution particles, researchers identified factors that overlapped with lung infection risks.
A phase 3 trial found using colchicine reduced death and hospitalization rates among adults with COVID-19 recovering at home, but only if they had a positive test result. More research is necessary to assess the benefits of using this anti-inflammatory treatment for moderate COVID-19 cases.
Researchers identified genes and pathways involved in triggering a hyperinflammatory COVID-19 immune response – starting with platelets – and are studying how inhibiting these pathways may alter clinical outcomes for hospitalized patients.