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NIH-funded tool can accurately identify the potentially life-threatening inflammatory disease A research project supported by the National Institutes of Health has developed a tool to rapidly and inexpensively diagnose sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease marked by the growth of tiny lumps called granulomas in the lungs and other organs in...
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An NIH-supported observational study finds that even when women and men get the same amount of physical activity, the risk of premature death is lower for women Women who exercise regularly have a significantly lower risk of an early death or fatal cardiovascular event than men who exercise regularly, even when women put in less effort, according...
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Reductions correlated with long-term cardiovascular health improvements Researchers have linked a decade-long decline in the blood lead levels of American Indian adults to long-term cardiovascular health benefits, including reduced blood pressure levels and a reduction in a marker associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure. The...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease — one a gene-editing and the other a gene-addition approach. Nearly 100,000 people in the United States — and millions worldwide — have been diagnosed with this painful, life-threatening genetic blood disease. To help explain the historic importance...
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease in patients 12 years and older. About 100,000 Americans and millions of people around the world have sickle cell disease , a hereditary disease common among those whose ancestors come from sub-Saharan Africa, Mediterranean...
This photo shows a child with her parent during pediatrician appointment. The doctor uses a small tongue depressor to help examine the girl’s throat for signs of disease. Credit: Shutterstock
NIH-supported study shows better sleep, blood pressure after adenotonsillectomy Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children with snoring and mild breathing problems during sleep appears to improve their sleep, quality of life, and blood pressure a year after surgery, a clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health has...
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Findings highlight importance of early monitoring and management of hypertension during and after pregnancy Hispanic/Latina women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) – conditions marked by high blood pressure during pregnancy – are more likely to have abnormalities in their heart structure and function decades later when...
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NIH-supported findings suggest improved techniques for rescue breathing could save more lives The ventilation technique, also known as rescue breathing, commonly used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for people with cardiac arrest is often performed poorly by professional emergency responders, and this ineffective strategy is linked to...