A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
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...
Researchers are reporting in a new study that making five health lifestyle choices might prolong your life by at least 10 years.
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
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.
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.
The vascular endothelium defines the interface between blood and tissue, forming a semi-permeable barrier that controls the exchange of nutrients.
Neuropeptide Y is a major brain neurotransmitter and the most powerful known stimulant of food intake, an effect primarily mediated through activation of the Y1 receptor.
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...
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.
African Americans who smoke might be at far greater risk of heart failure than those who never took to the cigarette, or who quit. The good news is that the ones who quit smoking may no longer be at increased risk.