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SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is shown attaching to receptors on cells.
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NIH-funded analysis of health record data shows severe reinfections often follow severe first infections What: Using health data from almost 213,000 Americans who experienced reinfections, researchers have found that severe infections from the virus that causes COVID-19 tend to foreshadow similar severity of infection the next time a person...
Pregnant woman seated at desk as she gets her blood pressure checked by a physician.
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NIH-funded study shows treatment of condition fell short; suggests need for improved strategies The prevalence of chronic hypertension in pregnancy in the United States doubled from 2007-2021, but only about 60% of those with the potentially life-threatening condition were treated with antihypertensive medications, according to a National...
The human circulatory and nervous system are shown through a medical rendering of an adult man.
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Insufficient cardiovascular response to mental stress linked to reduced blood flow in the heart among people with heart disease Imagine walking through a park and suddenly spotting a bear. Normally your heart starts beating faster and your blood vessels constrict. That’s the sympathetic nervous system preparing your body for a “flight or fight”...
A woman who is pregnant stretches outside.
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When Noelia M. Zork, M.D., was pregnant, she wanted to do everything she could to avoid having gestational diabetes — high blood sugar that typically develops between the second and third trimester. Diabetes runs in her family, and because her blood sugar levels were borderline high during her pregnancy, Zork, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist...
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Data from influential study underscore the importance of personalized and shared decision-making to support the health of postmenopausal women WHAT: A new review in JAMA highlights key findings and clinical messages from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), the largest women’s health study in the United States. The WHI is supported by the National...
Fist of angry man wearing a gray shirt and black pants who is experiencing blood vessel strain.
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Findings demonstrate impairment of blood vessel function; may lead to heart attack, stroke. Recurring feelings of anger may increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease by limiting the blood vessels’ ability to open, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in the Journal of the American...
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Deidentified data from thousands of adults with long COVID are now available to researchers WHAT: Secure data from more than 14,000 adults who participate in National Institutes of Health observational research on long COVID are now available to authorized researchers through BioData Catalyst (BDC). BDC is a cloud-based ecosystem developed by the...