Life Science Medical News :Cardiology

Innovation in natural health supplementation: An interview with Andrew Thomas, Managing Director, BetterYou

Innovation in natural health supplementation

BetterYou has grown from a one-man start-up (founded by Andrew Thomas in 2007) to a multi-million-pound international brand and is at the forefront of transdermal magnesium and oral vitamin sprays. Find out more.

Study shows correlation between urinary stress hormones and coronary heart diseaseStudy shows correlation between urinary stress hormones and coronary heart disease

Stress, especially in women, is increasingly being recognized as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, a condition in which blood vessels to the heart are blocked by plaque buildup or inflammation.

JHH Nutrition Score can help quickly identify heart surgery patients at risk for malnutritionJHH Nutrition Score can help quickly identify heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

Patients who are at risk for malnutrition when undergoing heart surgery now can be more quickly and easily identified, leading to intervention and potentially better surgical outcomes, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Obamacare narrows treatment gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patientsObamacare narrows treatment gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patients

The Affordable Care Act narrows the gap in care between Mexican-Americans and white Americans with high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to a new Drexel University study.

ESCAPE-NET created to search for sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatmentsESCAPE-NET created to search for sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatments

A European network has been created to find sudden cardiac arrest causes and compare treatments.

Novel smartphone app can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims before emergency servicesNovel smartphone app can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims before emergency services

A novel smartphone application has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims more than three minutes before the emergency services arrive. Each minute increases the chance of survival by 10%.

Drones equipped with defibrillators beat ambulances in reaching cardiac arrest patients

Drones equipped with defibrillators beat ambulances in reaching cardiac arrest patientsResearchers in Sweden have demonstrated that a specially constructed drone carrying a defibrillator can be dispatched to reach a site of cardiac arrest far more quickly than an ambulance can.

Stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients, study finds

Stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients, study findsPatients with severe and end-stage heart failure have few treatment options available to them apart from transplants and “miraculous” stem cell therapy.

Cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread

Cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spreadWhile it’s widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread.

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndromeDeep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain in patients with post-stroke pain syndrome.

Study finds vaccine to lower cholesterol levels could also immunize against heart disease

Study finds vaccine to lower cholesterol levels could also immunize against heart diseaseIn people with high cholesterol levels, the fat that is built up in the artery walls narrows the arteries causing a condition called atherosclerosis. A study published on 19th June in the European Heart Journal has found the likelihood of a vaccine that can immunize humans having atherosclerosis, subsequent to successful outcomes in a mouse model study.

Domainex, Imperial College London expand collaboration to lessen cardiac muscle damage during heart attacks

Domainex, Imperial College London expand collaboration to lessen cardiac muscle damage during heart attacksDomainex Ltd. expands its partnership with Imperial College London, to discover novel therapies that reduce heart muscle damage during heart attacks. The aim is to discover a drug that inhibits the enzyme MAP4K4, which plays a key role in triggering cell death following a heart attack.

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatmentSex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published today in the June issue of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.

Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.

Novel method using 3D-printed patches offers potential treatment for ischemia

Novel method using 3D-printed patches offers potential treatment for ischemiaIschemia results when narrowed, hardened or blocked blood vessels starve tissue, often resulting in heart attack, stroke, gangrene and other serious conditions.

Researchers explore common drive to overcome the mind’s willingness to collectively control muscles

Researchers explore common drive to overcome the mind's willingness to collectively control musclesThe key to balance is, in part, the ability to overpower your mind. Your brain possesses what some researchers call “common drive.” It wants to activate and relax all muscles in synchrony, including the opposing ones.

New chemoprevention trial hopes to stop dangerous lesions from progressing to cancer

New chemoprevention trial hopes to stop dangerous lesions from progressing to cancerNew treatments have extended the lives of many lung cancer patients. However, even better than treating lung cancer would be preventing it from developing in the first place.

Regular intake of Aspirin in elderly could mean higher than previously thought risk of bleeding says new study

Regular intake of Aspirin in elderly could mean higher than previously thought risk of bleeding says new studyNew research shows that the use the antiplatelet drug Aspirin over long term among elderly is fraught with more risks than earlier believed.

Broken heart syndrome may cause permanent damage

Broken heart syndrome may cause permanent damageA condition called Takotsubo syndrome may cause longer-term damage to the heart muscle than was previously thought, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation.

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgeryPatients with obesity have a higher risk of infection within 30 days after receiving heart bypass surgery, according to a series of studies conducted by University of Alberta researchers at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory reportAccording to a new report from the American Heart Association, the use of coconut oil in the diet may not be such a good idea as previously thought.

Taking diabetes medications, regular exercise may lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar

Taking diabetes medications, regular exercise may lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugarPeople with diabetes who took their medications at least 80 percent of the time and people who exercised four or more times per week were at lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's diseaseParkinson’s disease (PD) is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with PD approximately twenty five percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function.

Scorched earth ! Report paints grim outlook for global population, heatwaves

Scorched earth ! Report paints grim outlook for global population, heatwavesAccording to new research, unless carbon emissions are controlled, up to 75% of the world population could literally ‘take the heat’ in the form of deadly heat waves by 2100.

DZHK study shows physical stress as risk factor for broken heart syndrome

DZHK study shows physical stress as risk factor for broken heart syndromeThe loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbor, infections or a fall – mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is more, physical stress seems to be more dangerous than emotional stress, a study of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research shows.

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Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at quora.com and posts in this site.

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