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African American child snores while sleeping in bed.
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Findings underscore need for early treatment to prevent future cardiovascular disease Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...
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A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not appear to pose a threat to the safety of the nation’s blood supply. The analysis, published in Transfusion , supports current donor screening guidelines, including those used by the U.S. Food and...
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On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to research to improve the lives of people with asthma. More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma , including 5.1 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This chronic lung disease can reduce quality of life,...
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Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) han autorizado $29 millones de dólares en subvenciones adicionales para la Coalición “Alianza de Participación Comunitaria (CEAL, por sus siglas en inglés) de NIH contra las disparidades del COVID-19”. Esta financiación , parte del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense, esta dirigida a...
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To bolster research to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health is funding $29 million in additional grants for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. This funding was supported by the American Rescue Plan. The awards will provide $15 million to 11 teams already...
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A clinical trial shows that cell-based therapy can be safe and feasible for patients with chronic heart failure—patients who currently have limited treatment options. The researchers also reported lower rates of death and hospitalization as well as improvements in quality of life for some. Presented November 13, 2020 at the American Heart...
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African Americans who smoke appear to have more than twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease  compared to those who do not smoke, a new study has found. The findings—the first up-close look at the relationship between smoking and coronary heart disease in this population—also examined the risk for plaque buildup in the arteries of...
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the last of three Phase 3 clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of blood thinners to prevent life-threatening blood clots in adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The first patient in the trial was enrolled on February 15. Part of the   Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions...
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Finding could lead to new ways to reduce complications from painful red blood cell disorder Researchers have discovered that DNA from the mitochondria - the cell’s “powerhouses” - acts as a danger signal in the body and triggers inflammation in people with sickle cell disease. A better understanding of mitochondrial DNA, long known to circulate in...