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In the study, researchers tested 399 hospital patients and found that 14% had superbugs on their hands or nostrils right after admission. Superbugs were also found on items commonly touched by patients, such as the nurse call button, in nearly one-third of tests.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 6:47 pm
Nearly 24% of patients whose pharmacies closed failed to refill their statin prescription during 12 months of follow-up, compared with nearly 13%  of those whose pharmacies remained open, the findings showed.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 6:43 pm
In addition, girls who had been mistreated prior to the study were more likely to experience physical violence and HIV risk.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 8:50 pm
The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 6:43 pm
Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or directly from the seller, according to the FDA.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 5:39 pm
The researchers classified them as "weekend warriors" if they exercised only one or two days a week, or as regularly active folks who spread their exercise out over the week.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 5:36 pm
Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 5:31 pm
Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 2:19 pm
The cells of the brain remained viable six hours later, compared with other brains not preserved using the newly developed process, the researchers reported.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 2:00 pm
A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of gene therapy and chemotherapy.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 11:26 pm

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association released a join statement in response to Philip Morris International's recent announcement about its newest deceptive campaign, “The Year of Unsmoke."
Posted: April 18, 2019, 5:45 pm
Study Highlights: An experimental compound inhibited clot formation without increased bleeding, a common side effect of current anticlotting therapies, in a phase I study. First-in-human study shows the anticlotting drug was well-tolerated without serious safety concerns in healthy volunteers. Next-phases will gauge effectiveness and safety in patients with acute ischemic strokes.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 9:00 am
The American Heart Association issued the following statement regarding the Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act), a bill to raise the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to 21 nationwide.
Posted: April 15, 2019, 5:14 pm
Study Highlights: Labeling food products and beverages for added sugars could generate substantial health benefits over the next 20 years, potentially preventing nearly 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and lowering healthcare costs. If food makers reformulate their products with less sugar as a result of the added sugars label, the potential health gains and cost savings could be twice as large as the benefits from the sugar label alone.
Posted: April 15, 2019, 9:00 am
With the recent news that even small bouts of exercise lead to significant health benefits, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is urging adults to move more and make it count where they spend most of their time - at work.
Posted: April 11, 2019, 2:00 pm
A research scientist from Cincinnati studying how the heart can repair itself and a research scientist from Houston looking into specific genetic causes of stroke each received $1 million awards from the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health and research.
Posted: April 9, 2019, 2:00 pm
Study Highlights: Nursing home residents prescribed three or four medications following a heart attack were less likely to die within 90 days than those prescribed only one medication. However, multiple medications did not impact the number of rehospitalizations. It was unclear if it increased functional decline.
Posted: April 9, 2019, 9:00 am
Study Highlights: People under age 40 diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have Type 2 diabetes. The excess cardiovascular risks were more pronounced in younger women with Type 2 diabetes and excess risk significantly decreased in those who develop diabetes much later in life.
Posted: April 8, 2019, 9:00 am
Study Highlights: Patients with heart failure are much more likely to take a medication recommended by current guidelines if they are started on the drug while still in the hospital. Barriers such as cost and insurance companies declining to cover...
Posted: April 6, 2019, 6:00 pm
Study Highlights: Heart attack patients over 65 are less likely to be treated with timely percutaneous coronary intervention, or angioplasty, to open blocked arteries compared to younger patients, according to new research. Older patients also have...
Posted: April 6, 2019, 6:00 pm

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