New technique may top ultrasound for heart disease risk

A new imaging technique known as volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carotid ultrasound scans prompt behavior change MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment 3D ultrasound quantifies subclinical atherosclerosis Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque Can femoral ultrasound find role in CV risk assessment?
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This study is the first to provide a direct link between this inflammation and plaque development - by way of IFITM3. Scientists know that the production of IFITM3 starts in response to activation of the immune system by invading viruses and bacteria. These observations, combined with the new findings that IFITM3 directly contributes to plaque formation, suggest that viral and bacterial infections could increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease development. Indeed, researchers found that the level of IFITM3 in human brain samples correlated with levels of certain viral infections as well as with gamma-secretase activ...
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In conclusion, using a large cohort with rich health and DNA methylation data, we provide the first comparison of six major epigenetic measures of biological ageing with respect to their associations with leading causes of mortality and disease burden. DNAm GrimAge outperformed the other measures in its associations with disease data and associated clinical traits. This may suggest that predicting mortality, rather than age or homeostatic characteristics, may be more informative for common disease prediction. Thus, proteomic-based methods (as utilised by DNAm GrimAge) using large, physiologically diverse protein sets for p...
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This study argues that Congress should repeal all federal aid-to-state programs for many reasons, including that aid comes with costly strings attached that destroy local democracy.Richard Epstein and Mario Loyolanoted about aid programs: “When Americans vote in state and local elections, they think they are voting on state and local policies. But often they are just deciding which local officials get to implement the dictates of distant and insulated federal bureaucrats, whom even Congress can’t control.”I came across a table (p. 82) in New Jersey ’s budget that lists the $15 billion the state rece...
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Carotid lumen diameter derived from ultrasound scans was linked to a higher...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound shows heart disease risk from psoriasis MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness? Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition? US spots subclinical atherosclerosis in low-risk women
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CONCLUSIONS Effective communication with patients by healthcare providers who can mold educational content to identified patient needs by teaching much needed skills is a key driver in rendering safe, quality healthcare education interventions.
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Did you know diabetes affects your mental health? From depression to relationship problems or mood swings, too much or too little glucose (sugar) circulating in the blood can trigger behavior and thought patterns that may seem unrelated to how much insulin is released by your pancreas. Out of control glucose levels influence how you feel and make decisions, your beliefs and, yes, your attitude, a very necessary component of your overall care.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states less than half the number of people with diabetes who have depression get treated, which leads to worsening stat...
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AbstractThirty years ago, chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity accounted for less than 45% of the global disease burden. Today, they are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, having surpassed infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. We have understood for decades the roles of ‘classical’ risk factors including elevated LDL-cholesterol, hypertension, elevated blood glucose, and smoking in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. More recent research is continuing to define the contribution of other emerging factors to the risk of developing cardiovascular di...
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An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can categorize indeterminate lung...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can lung cancer screening uptake be improved? CT lung screening risk models optimize nodule management Findings from NELSON trial affirm benefits of CT lung screening AI spots heart disease on CT lung screening exams Deep-learning algorithm bolsters lung cancer detection
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