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'World's heaviest woman' dies

Eman Abdul Atti, once believed to be the "world's heaviest woman," died on Monday due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to a statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
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In this study, we used samples of white blood cells collected from 225 patients with myocardial infarction and 239 control persons with no health complaints. DNA was isolated from the blood leukocyte samples. Then, PCR fragments of DNA were obtained. They contained the investigated regions of 11 mitochondrial genome mutations (m.5178C>A, m.3336T>C, m.652delG, m.12315G>A, m.14459G>A, m.652insG, m.14846G>A, m.13513G>A, m.1555A>G, m.15059G>A, m.3256C>T). According to the obtained results, three mutations of the human mitochondrial genome correlated with myocardial infarction. A positive correlation ...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, found that for every one point increase in a person's health quality-of-life, their retinal vessels narrow by  0.00005mm,
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Roughly half of patients don ’ t take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Now, a drug test can flag whether a patient is taking the prescribed medication and is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and doctor.Kaiser Health News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
LIVE longer by eating a healthy diet, and by taking plenty of regular exercise. But, you could lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes by eating this cheap snack everyday, it ’s been revealed.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scientists at a private research institute have identified a protein in blood vessels that potentially can be activated by drugs to treat heart disease.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Faster walking patients with heart disease are admitted to hospital less often than slower ones, according to Italian researchers.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Most Americans view oral health as important to their life and overall health in well-being national surveyOAK BROOK, Ill.,April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proper oral health is crucial to a healthy life, according to a recent national survey from Delta Dental. The results reveal that more adults say their oral health (85 percent) is important to their life than their diet or nutrition (71 percent), relationship with friends (71 percent), or weight (71 percent).Making a health connectionThe Delta Dental survey shows that most adults (85 percent) recognize their oral health is important to their overall health...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
It ’ s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news
(European Society of Cardiology) Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress, and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a noninvasive imaging technique that has been rapidly adopted into clinical practice. Over the past decade, technological advances have improved CCTA accuracy, and there is an increasing amount of data supporting its prognostic value in the assessment of coronary artery disease. Recently, “appropriate use criteria” has been used as a tool to minimize inappropriate testing and reduce patient exposure to unnecessary risk and inconclusive studies. This review will summarize the appropriate uses of CCTA in patients before and after cardiac surgery. Although the most...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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