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Young woman lies in bed at night while looking at a cell phone.
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Research Feature
You’re ready for bed, so you turn off the lights and pull down the shades. Sure, a little light may stream from the sides of the window, or beam from your alarm clock, or TV modem, or cell phone. No big deal, you say? Think again. It turns out that even tiny amounts of nighttime light—from any source—may be harmful to your heart. One recent study...
A doctor looks at a tablet
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NHLBI in the Press
After assessing data from thousands of adults hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers found those who smoked or vaped were more likely than non-smokers to experience severe outcomes, including needing advanced respiratory support.
Computed tomography of the chest
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NHLBI in the Press
Differences in the structure and size of airways of women compared to men may help explain why women are more likely to experience worse COPD symptoms, according to research published in Radiology.
A physician reviews a patient's medical records with her in an exam room.
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Research Feature
Researchers are studying how to update and personalize the tools doctors use to predict a patient’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease The annual physical exam is often a routine event for many people. A primary care doctor looks at, among many things, their patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight, to help glean the health...
A woman runs after a young child as they laugh playing outside.
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NHLBI in the Press
Adults were 30-40% less likely to experience a stroke if they scored higher on “Life’s Simple 7,” measures of heart-healthy living. The study also found that adults who experienced a stroke but had fewer cardiovascular risks experienced the event 5-6 years later.
A physician talks to a patient in a medical setting.
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News Release
Findings support personalized public health interventions to help close gaps Research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that cardiovascular-related deaths have declined over the past two decades, but disparities remain. Researchers found that inequities are mostly driven by differences in race and ethnicity, geographic location...
A woman smiles as she walks through a neighborhood
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NHLBI in the Press
Postmenopausal women who were more optimistic lived about four years longer than peers who were least optimistic, according to research from the Women’s Health Initiative.
This microscopic view shows image of salivary gland acinar epithelial cells infected with rotavirus, a type of enteric virus, in a mouse.
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News Release
A class of viruses known to cause severe diarrheal diseases – including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships – can grow in the salivary glands of mice and spread through their saliva, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have discovered. The findings show that a new route of transmission exists for these common viruses...