- New, Non-Invasive Imaging Test Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks
Kathy Brown says she always thought that heart disease was for those who smoked cigarettes, drank, ate a lot of red meat, and who were overweight. She had a healthy and active lifestyle, although she was a former smoker with a history of heart disease on her maternal side. Continual nausea she was experiencing was not due to the vitamins she was taking, but was a red flag for women with coronary heart disease (CHD).
- Over The Counter Statin Treatment Could Help Stem The Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic
Making statin treatment available without a prescription could help the fight against heart disease, says Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Director of the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
- Theory That Alzheimer’s Disease Is A Third Form Of Diabetes Supported By Discovery
Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer’s memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes.
- Hormone-Driven Effects On Eating, Stress Mediated By Same Brain Region
A hormone system linked to reducing food consumption appears to do so by increasing stress-related behaviors, according to a new study.
- Dysfunctional Families And Bad Neighborhoods May Worsen Asthma In Children And Adolescents
A lack of family support and problems in one’s neighborhood are associated with greater asthma symptoms in children and adolescents, according to researchers in Vancouver, Canada.