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Image of plaque build-up inside the coronary arteries
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NIH-funded research sheds light on link between COVID-19 infection and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can directly infect the arteries of the heart and cause the fatty plaque inside arteries to become highly inflamed, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a...
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ECMO does not appear to complicate treatment for severe respiratory failure for adults with obesity A National Institutes of Health-supported study suggests that adults with obesity may benefit from the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), an advanced form of breathing support, when in intensive care for respiratory failure. ECMO’s...
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NIH-funded clinical trial finds cholesterol-lowering treatment reduced cardiovascular events by 35% A National Institute of Health-supported study found that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may offset the high risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV by more than a third, potentially preventing one in five...
This photo shows raw salmon in the background and fish oil capsules in the foreground on top of a wooden board. Both products are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Credit: Shutterstock
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NIH-funded study supports new role for nutrient found in fish, dietary supplements Omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in fish and fish oil supplements, appear promising for maintaining lung health, according to new evidence from a large, multi-faceted study in healthy adults supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study provides...
African American mother holding child. Logo overlaps image, RECOVER, Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery.
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NIH-funded research effort identifies most common symptoms, potential subgroups, and initial symptom-based scoring system – with aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment Initial findings from a study of nearly 10,000 Americans, many of whom had COVID-19, have uncovered new details about long COVID, the post-infection set of conditions that...
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NIH-supported study could lead to less restrictions for those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Vigorous exercise does not appear to increase the risk of death or life-threatening arrhythmia for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. HCM is a rare, inherited disorder that...
senior man wearing Cpap mask sleeping smoothly all night long on his left side cross arms without snoring.
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Study suggests adults with both the sleep disorder and COVID may benefit from clinical monitoring Among people who have had COVID-19, adults with obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to experience long-term symptoms suggestive of long COVID than those without the sleep disorder, according to a large study supported by the National Institutes of...
Illustration shows lung and stethoscope to represent World Asthma Day.
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National Institutes of Health scientists and grant recipients conduct innovative research to better understand, prevent, and treat asthma. Today, the National Institutes of Health recognizes World Asthma Day and the innovative research that is helping to shed light on the disease, pave the way for effective treatments and improve the lives of...
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NIH-supported findings identify risk factors in women and suggest need for closer monitoring Women aged 55 years and younger have nearly double the risk of rehospitalization in the year immediately after a heart attack compared to men of similar age, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Higher rates of risk factors...