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Article ID: 697321

Researchers Trace Parkinson’s Damage in the Heart

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts people at risk of falls and hospitalization.

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Article ID: 697345

Researchers Turn Exercise Into a Game and See Encouraging Results

University of Iowa

A team of University of Iowa researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits.

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Article ID: 697337

Historic ORs Closing

Houston Methodist

The operating rooms where Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and others performed the firsts in the heart surgery will close as the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center moves to a new high-tech building.

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12-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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    11-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697117

Higher Blood Pressure May Be Linked to Brain Disease, Alzheimer’s

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Older people who have higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions, according to a study published in the July 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers also found a link between higher blood pressure and more markers of Alzheimer’s disease, tangles in the brain.

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    11-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697281

Rise of the Clones

Harvard Medical School

Researchers discover new clues about a recently identified blood cell condition known as clonal hematopoiesis, implicated in hematologic cancers, cardiovascular illness Surprisingly, the study reveals that inherited genetic variants can drive the condition by fueling additional mutations later in life The findings can help inform ways to gauge disease risk based on specific mutations, develop strategies to avert disease Clonal hematopoiesis is estimated to affect more than 1 in 10 people older than 65

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Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., Top Nitric Oxide Expert, Will Tell IFT More Must Be Done to Explain the Significant Health Benefits of Nitric Oxide to Cardiovascular Healthcare Providers and Consumers

Nathan Bryan, Ph.D.

Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., one of the top researchers in the world on nitric oxide (NO), will tell attendees of the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting that “a significant body of evidence exists for beneficial cardiovascular effects such as blood pressure, platelets and endothelial function, which are directly associated with NO production in the body. Despite this evidence, too many healthcare providers, food scientists and nutritionists have very little familiarity with these important discoveries, and consumers also have little or no knowledge of this ‘miracle molecule.’”

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Less Is More: Researchers Find Lower Heart Rate Variability in Children Is Protective Against Long-Term Effects of Maternal Postpartum Depression

Arizona State University (ASU)

A relatively simple, noninvasive biological test conducted shortly after birth could help researchers identify which children are most vulnerable to the effects of maternal postpartum depression.

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10-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT
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Study: Multivitamins Do Not Prevent Strokes, Heart Attacks or Cardiovascular Disease Deaths

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A new study led by University of Alabama at Birmingham Researchers shows that multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.

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9-Jul-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Air Pollution, Green Plasticizers' Effect on Reproductive Health, and More Featured in July 2018 Toxicological Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Air pollution; thorax toxicology; PBPK modeling of antibiotics in dairy cattle; PCBs & steatohepatitis; uranium mine particles & cardiopulmonary toxicity; green plasticizers & reproductive health; and antiandrogenic mixtures & male reproduction featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences

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9-Jul-2018 5:45 PM EDT
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    9-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697012

Pay Less, Take More: Success in Getting Patients to Take Their Medicine

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New evidence shows the power of a method aimed at changing the longstanding problem of encouraging patients with chronic diseases to take their medicine faithfully: insurance plans that charge patients less for the medicines that could help them most. Some plans even make some of the medicines free to the patients with certain conditions.

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