Dead is dead: Drug for helping smokers quit found to increase risk of heart attack AND self-harm

(Natural News) Pfizer’s flagship smoking cessation drug varenicline, sold under the brand names Chantix in the United States and Champix in Canada and Europe, may do more harm than good as recent research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that the medication was associated with an increased likelihood of suffering from cardiovascular conditions. A...
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In conclusion, the present study demonstrated that formononetin was able to alleviate I/R‑induced cellular apoptosis in aged cells by facilitating autophagy. PMID: 30320398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results of the present study suggested that miR‑133a was involved in the endothelial injury process after AMI by targeting Bcl2l1. PMID: 30320356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo examine factors associated with non-adherence during 5  years of endocrine treatment, including the possible influence of comorbidity burden and specific medical conditions.MethodsFrom all women diagnosed with stage I –III, ER-positive breast cancer in Stockholm-Gotland, Uppsala–Örebro and Northern Sweden between 2006 and 2009, we included 4645 women who had at least one dispensation of tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and 5 years of follow-up without distant recurrence. A medical possession ratio of
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
HEART attacks can be caused by having high cholesterol, which can cut off the blood supply to the heart. These four foods can help lower cholesterol and minimise the risk of experiencing heart attack symptoms.
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Conclusion123I IQ-SPECT imaging significantly improved the attenuation artifact compared with C-SPECT imaging. Although the defect detectability of IQ-SPECT was inferior to that of C-SPECT,123I IQ-SPECT images with NC and ACSC met the criteria for defect detectability. Use of123I IQ-SPECT is suitable for routine examinations.
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe combination of ACEIs/ARBs with CCBs has superior benefits on metabolic, renal, and cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive patients. Therefore, this combination should be considered whenever monotherapy does not achieve the guideline target.
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Authors: Shi K, Sun H, Zhang H, Xie D, Yu B Abstract Myocardial infarction (MI) is an unsolved health problem which seriously affects human health around the world. miR-34a-5p acting as a tumor-suppressor is associated with left ventricular remodeling. We aimed to explore the functional roles of miR-34a-5p in cardiomyocytes. Hypoxia-induced cell injury in H9c2, HL-1 and human cardiac myocytes was analyzed according to the decrease of cell viability and increase of apoptosis. Expression of miR-34a-5p was measured by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) when the concentration of O2 w...
Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2018Source: Cor et VasaAuthor(s): Vladimír Staněk, Marie Gebauerová, Michael Želízko, Jan Piťha, Rudolf Poledne, Věra Lánská, Jolana Mrázková, Jiří Kettner, Josef KautznerAbstractThe aim of the study is to report on the history of ischemic heart disease (IHD), clinical course and early and late mortality in 1291 middle-aged men (
Source: Cor et Vasa - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In contemporary practice, women with stable CAD had a poorer control of cardiovascular risk. However, at 5-year follow-up, cardiovascular outcomes were similar for both genders. PMID: 30311758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
What do you think?Computer read is: " Moderate ST depression "I said:" Inferior OMI (Occlusion Myocardial Infarction -see the Manifesto).  Activate the cath lab. "Dr. Laura Schrag also saw this immediately and that is why she showed it to me.Then I asked: " Chest pain?  Is it a good story? "Answer: The patient was a 60-ish woman with 3 risk factors who had had stuttering chest pain for a week, now constant.What makes this diagnostic of OMI when there is less than 0.5 mm of ST Elevation?--ST elevation is large relative to QRS size (the QRS above is very small)-- " Bulky " T-...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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