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African american patient with inhaler in hospital room
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Statement
On World Asthma Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health stands with people worldwide to renew our commitment to advance understanding of asthma and develop effective strategies to manage, treat and ultimately prevent the disease. A new three-minute NIH video provides a glimpse into the stories of patients and doctors who are working to advance...
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers are reporting that common therapy options for psoriasis, a chronic an inflammatory skin disease, can reduce plaque levels in the blood vessels of the heart. In this new observational study, the researchers also found that the psoriasis treatments--including so-called biologic therapies t
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NHLBI in the Press
Extracellular vesicles are small structures that are secreted by cells and contain molecules called microRNAs, which can induce the recovery of damaged heart tissue. However, the therapeutic effects of extracellular vesicles are short-lived.
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NHLBI in the Press
Some studies have shown that obese individuals have a lower risk of cardiovascular problems when they are metabolically healthy, but accumulating evidence suggests that the risk still remains high in this group.
Group of people from different ethnic backgrounds
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Research Features
In the emerging world of personalized medicine, researchers are furiously looking for disease markers specific to minority populations, and already they have made some promising discoveries. The clues they are gathering, the scientists say, could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma and heart disease, that di...
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NHLBI in the Press
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries. White blood cells called macrophages can cause these plaques to become inflamed and rupture, resulting in severe cardiovascular consequences including death.