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  • The End of Heart Attacks

    04/26/2014 6:43:51 PM PDT · by willk · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4-25-2014 | Dale Eisinger
    Scientists at Johns Hopkins University may be one step closer to eradicating debilitating heart diseases in humans, particularly those caused by excessive buildup of cholesterol.
  • Researchers Find No Significant Health Benefits From Vitamin D Supplements

    01/26/2014 8:37:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 123 replies
    Healthy people taking vitamin D supplements are unlikely to see any significant impact when it comes to preventing broken bones or cardiovascular conditions, claims new research appearing in the latest edition of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. According to the AFP news agency, the study authors reviewed more than 40 previous trials in order to determine whether or not use of these vitamin supplements achieved a benchmark of reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer or bone fractures by at least 15 percent. “Previous research had seen a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and poor health in these...
  • New Test May Predict the Possibility of a Heart Attack

    03/21/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 3+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Mar. 21, 2012 | NA
    New findings from a landmark research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) -- a collaborative program between Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) -- shows a promising new blood test may be useful in helping doctors predict who is at risk for an imminent heart attack. Results of the study, titled "Characterization of Circulating Endothelial Cells in Acute Myocardial Infarction," were published this week in Science Translational Medicine. The study concludes that circulating endothelial cells (CEC) from heart attack patients were abnormally large and misshapen and often appeared with multiple nuclei, which indicates that CECs are...