Category Archives: Cardiology

“Mystery virus” spreading like wildfire across U.S. population, putting people in bed for a MONTH… is this a depopulation bioweapon experiment?

A cough can be rather annoying, especially when it keeps you up at night, but you can usually take comfort from knowing that it tends to run its course rather quickly and you’ll be back to normal in no time.

94% of Americans who grew up during the era of leaded gasoline found to be lead poisoned and brain damaged

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 94 percent of Americans who were exposed to leaded gasoline in childhood may show signs of lower IQ scores and socioeconomic status in adulthood. Health experts

More reasons to soak up that healthy sunlight: Low levels of vitamin D linked to inflammatory markers

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that plays a pivotal role in preventing diseases like cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, a large portion of the world’s population is grossly deficient in this essential nutrient. Estimates show that approximately 1 billion people suffer from

High consumption of lycopene-rich foods improves cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading health problems in the world. Recent estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 610,000 deaths every year. This shows that there is an urgent

Assessing the dietary profiles of adults with varying levels of organic food consumption

A study by scientists from various research institutes in France investigated the effects of organic food intake on the overall quality of a person’s diet. Their findings, which were published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, showed that adults who ate more

Strength training can reduce your risk of cancer-related death by a substantial 31%

Countless studies have shown just how important exercise is for preventing chronic diseases including cancer. However, the majority of these studies focus on aerobic exercise, so much so that other forms of exercise like strength training are disregarded. A recent study from

New cholesterol guidelines put ethnicity in the spotlight

As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national

Use of diabetes monitoring tests in primary care suboptimal

(HealthDay)—Many primary care patients are not given tests recommended for monitoring diabetes, according to a study published in the December issue of Family Medicine and Community Health. Mingliang Dai, Ph.D., from the American Board of Family Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky,

New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of

Study identifies novel genetic factors for colorectal cancer risk

Cancer — Histopathologic image of colonic carcinoid. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 A large-scale study conducted among East Asians and led by Vanderbilt researchers has identified multiple, previously unknown genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer. Wei Zheng, MD, Ph.D., Anne Potter

VISTA checkpoint implicated in pancreatic cancer immunotherapy resistance

Axial CT image with i.v. contrast. Macrocystic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. Credit: public domain Researchers have identified a new potential immunotherapy target in pancreatic cancer, which so far has been notoriously resistant to treatment with immune checkpoint blockade drugs

New leukemia drug is more effective and easier to use

A Wright’s stained bone marrow aspirate smear from a patient with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Credit: VashiDonsk/Wikipedia A landmark study co-authored by a Loyola Medicine oncologist has found that a newer targeted drug is significantly more effective than standard

Unconventional immune cells trigger disturbed cytokine production in human spondyloarthritis

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID Spondyloarthritis is one of the most common types of chronic joint inflammation, affecting nearly 1 to 2

Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants slept through a fire alarm as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed. But a newer alternative preserves the

Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

Credit: CC0 Public Domain University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or

Researchers correct genetic mutation that causes IPEX, a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome

Led by Dr. Donald Kohn and Katelyn Masiuk, the researchers engineered a ‘viral vector’ that would turn on the FoxP3 gene only in regulatory T cells — and not in other types of cells. Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research

Scope advance reveals first look through all cortical layers of awake brain

Three-dimensional rendering of a sequence of 450 lateral three-photon images acquired with 2-μm increment from the visual cortex (layer 1 on the left to the subplate on the right). Green color represents GCaMP6s signal, and magenta color represents label free

Ultra-sturdy bones, with a surprising origin, suggest new osteoporosis approach

Bones like the femur (thigh bone) normally become weak and porous in aging mice (71 weeks, left), but an experimental change in brain signaling led to much denser and stronger bones at the same age (right). Credit: Candice Herber /

Researchers track the birth of memories

Credit: How and when the ability to form and store memories arises are topics of great interest to neuroscientists. Now Yale researchers have identified three distinct stages in brain development that occur before episodic memories can form. Yale scientists

Harnessing multiple data streams and artificial intelligence to better predict flu

A 3-D image of a flu virus. Credit: Center for Disease Control Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the CDC continuously monitors patient visits