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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:22:00 EDT
Targeting gut bacteria to reduce weight gain
Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:59:14 EDT
First epigenetic test to diagnose tumors of unknown origin
It is possible to use a newly-developed epigenetic test called EPICUP® to find out what type of primary tumor is responsible for the metastasis in the patient in cancer of unknown primary cases, which will allow doctors to develop more specific treatments against it.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:59:12 EDT
Tackling cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies
Researchers are tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:51 EDT
New oral anticoagulants provide same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less bleeding
The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43,000 patients.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:49 EDT
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equal to bridging thrombolysis in ischemic stroke
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, according to new results.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:47 EDT
Alcohol-related hospitalization associated with doubled stroke risk in atrial fibrillation
Alcohol-related hospitalization is associated with a doubled risk of ischemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. The observational study was conducted in more than 25,000 non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients at low risk of stroke.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:45 EDT
Smartphone detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware
Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to new research. A low-cost application has been developed that uses the phone's own accelerometer and gyroscope to check for atrial fibrillation.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:43 EDT
Low socioeconomic status associated with higher risk of second heart attack or stroke
Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The study in nearly 30,000 patients with a prior heart attack found that the risk of a second event was 36 percent lower for those in the highest income quintile compared to the lowest and increased by 14 percent in divorced compared to married patients.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:40 EDT
20 cent school intervention stops unhealthy weight gain in children
A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight gain.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:58:35 EDT
Moderate physical activity linked with 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s
Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research. The 12-year study in nearly 2,500 adults aged 65 to 74 years found that moderate physical activity reduced the risk of an acute cardiovascular event by more than 30 percent. High levels of physical activity led to greater risk reductions.
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