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Children less infectious than adults with SARS-CoV-2

Introducing lifestyle interventions in preschool lowers heart disease risk

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Implementing school-based programs aimed at teaching healthy cardiovascular health habits as early as preschool can achieve lasting lifestyle changes in children, according to a review published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Previous studies have found that unhealthy lifestyle habits such as a nutritionally poor diet, sedentary …

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Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure

Optimizing treatments for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease could save lives, according to researchers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A recent study shows that optimizing medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. In the study, funded by Barts Charity, researchers evaluated gaps in blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering statin treatments …

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Origin of rare disease FOP rooted in muscle regeneration dysfunction

Origin of rare disease FOP rooted in muscle regeneration dysfunction

An image of a control cell with normal muscle regeneration compared to a cell with the same genetic mutation that people with FOP have. Credit: Penn Medicine Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare disease characterized by extensive bone growth outside of the normal skeleton that pre-empts the body’s normal responses to even minor injuries. …

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Machine learning illuminates genetic links between blood cells and disease

Machine learning illuminates genetic links between blood cells and disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the Cambridge Baker Systems Genomics Initiative have used machine learning to create genetic predictors of blood cell traits, such as white blood cell counts, that are linked to chronic disease. The research, published today in the journal Cell Genomics, identified shared genetic architecture between blood cell traits and various …

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Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Women who breastfed were less likely to develop heart disease or a stroke, or die from cardiovascular disease than women who did not breastfeed, according to a meta-analysis published today in a pregnancy spotlight issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. The …

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Breastfeeding reduces mothers' cardiovascular disease risk, review found

Breastfeeding reduces mothers’ cardiovascular disease risk, review found

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women who breastfed were less likely to develop heart disease or a stroke, or die from cardiovascular disease than women who did not breastfeed, according to a meta-analysis published today in a pregnancy spotlight issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the …

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New study links gut fungi to intestinal inflammation in Crohn's disease patients

New study links gut fungi to intestinal inflammation in Crohn’s disease patients

High magnification micrograph of Crohn’s disease. Biopsy of esophagus. H&E stain. Credit: Nephron/Wikipedia Results of a new study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University represent a step toward improving our understanding of Crohn’s disease and the factors that cause its intestinal inflammation. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can lead …

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Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the …

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Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019

Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019

(HealthDay)—From 2000 to 2011, the age-adjusted heart disease death rate in the United States decreased 3.7 percent per year; however, the decline slowed to 0.7 percent per year during 2011 to 2019, according to a December data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Anthony Sawyer, …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Machine learning predicts risk of death in patients with suspected or known heart disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A novel artificial intelligence score provides a more accurate forecast of the likelihood of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease dying within 10 years than established scores used by health professionals worldwide. The research is presented today at EuroEcho 2021, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology …

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