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Physical activity could reduce heart disease deaths among American Indians

Physical activity may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among American Indians, according to new research that also studied inflammation’s role in exercise and heart health. Past studies of people from all populations show that inflammation plays a central role in heart disease, and that exercise might reduce inflammation in the body. For […]

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Fighting fires raises risk for irregular heartbeat

Fighting fires comes with many risks. But new research shows there’s a new one to consider: increased exposure to fires appears to raise the likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other problems. Researchers found the more fires a firefighter fought, the […]

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Two-thirds of U.S. adults have recommended stroke knowledge

In 2017, 67.5 percent of U.S. adults had knowledge of the five signs and symptoms of stroke and the immediate need to call emergency medical services, according to research published in the Nov. 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Sandra L. Jackson, Ph.D., from the […]

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All weight loss isn’t equal for reducing heart failure risk

Reducing the level of body fat and waist size are linked to a lower risk of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes, a study led by UT Southwestern researchers indicates. The findings, reported today in Circulation, suggest that all weight loss isn’t equal when it comes to mitigating the risk of heart disease. […]

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Help young athletes keep their competitive edge during pandemic

There are a number of ways that young athletes can maintain their conditioning while away from their sports during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. “Although competitive practice or play isn’t an option for most right now, athletes should create and stick to a routine, just as if they were with the team. A conditioning […]

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Understanding rare type of diabetes gives insights into mechanisms of insulin production

Solving the genetic puzzle of why babies developed a rare type of diabetes has uncovered a new biological pathway that is fundamental to insulin production, and could boost research into new treatments for more common forms of diabetes. Published today (9th November) in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the study used genome sequencing to reveal […]