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Treatment of sleep disorder might help improve blood pressure control in this high-risk group African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when their sleep apnea goes untreated, according to a new study funded mainly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), pa...
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WHAT: A scientist from the National Institutes of Health will present promising, early results from a human clinical trial testing a novel gene replacement therapy in people with severe sickle cell disease. Preliminary findings suggest that the approach has an acceptable level of safety and might help patients consistently produce normal red blood...
A healthcare provider examines a chest x-ray to look for signs of COPD or other problems with the lungs.
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Statement
On November 21, World COPD Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health unites with millions of people to renew our long-standing commitment to reducing the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ), a serious and debilitating lung disease. A leading cause of death, COPD impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide . While many h...
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Research Features
Feeling sleepy during the day? You’re not alone. Insufficient sleep is a common and fast-growing problem, with almost a third of U.S. adults reporting they get less than the recommended amount of shuteye. But while some people experience occasional restless nights that still allow them to be alert and productive during the day, many others experien...
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12/20/18: NHLBI update on next steps for CONCERT-HF Administration of study products or placebo may proceed for participants who already underwent tissue collection. Recruitment of new participants remains paused. After pausing the CONCERT-HF trial to allow for an independent re-assessment by the study’s Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), the...
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Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapie...
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Research Features
More than 100,000 people in the United States and an estimated 20 million worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a group of inherited, often life-threatening blood disorders that wreak havoc on the body. Mainly affecting African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, the disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes oxygen-carrying hemoglobi...
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Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento de una iniciativa para acelerar la búsqueda de curas para la enfermedad de células falciformes, un grupo de trastornos sanguíneos hereditarios que afectan al menos a 100,000 personas de Estados Unidos y 20 millones en todo el mundo. A partir de los ú...