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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...
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Historic findings could boost precision medicine, reduce health disparities WHAT: Researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the publication of a groundbreaking study which analyzed more than 53,000 whole genomes, primarily from minority populations. The study...
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WHAT: This February, during American Heart Month , experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss the latest science on COVID-19 and heart disease, as well as treatment, risk factors, and lifestyle changes to support cardiovascular health. They will also highlight the importance of preventive measures to...
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Insufficient sleep decreases brain wave activity associated with cognition Conditions such as loud noise and few trees in neighborhoods seem to affect how much sleep adolescents get, according to a study in the journal Sleep. In a second study, researchers measured young people’s brainwaves to observe the troublesome effects of sleep loss on memory...