Medicine

People with heart arrhythmia need to pay attention to stroke risk

People with heart arrhythmia need to pay attention to stroke risk

For patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of heart arrhythmia, a main goal of treatment is stroke prevention. Which is why most Afib...
Researchers discover new combination therapy strategy for brain, blood cancers

Researchers discover new combination therapy strategy for brain, blood cancers

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have discovered a new potential strategy to personalize therapy for brain and blood cancers. These...
Early warning signs of heart attack might have been missed

Early warning signs of heart attack might have been missed

The authors, from Imperial College London, say more research is urgently needed to establish whether it is possible to predict the risk of fatal...
New treatment for fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes burns up fat in liver

New treatment for fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes burns up fat in...

Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver...
Lowering High Blood Pressure Intensively Could Protect the Heart

Lowering high blood pressure intensively could protect the heart

In a recent study led by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researchers find that if people with hypertension strongly lower their blood pressure, they...
New study finds reading can help reduce chronic pain

New study finds reading can help reduce chronic pain

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, The Reader and the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals Trust, and funded by the British...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of heart surgery

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery - even on the day of surgery, according to an article...
Why do we develop high blood pressure?

Why do we develop high blood pressure?

Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. That's according to a study...
7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

Certain breast cancer risk factors are related to personal behaviors, such as diet and exercise. Other lifestyle-related risk factors include decisions about having children...
This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the...