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Eczema patients may be at higher risk of heart problems and strokes
Past research has provided mixed results. The new study - the largest to date - bolsters the case for screening and treating eczema patients with a view to preventing heart attacks and strokes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs costing 7p may offer 'breakthrough' in preventing dementia
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe two heart medications reduce damage to the arteries, which lead to blood clots, resulting in strokes and cognitive decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is running more than 100 miles good for your heart?
More than 2 million Americans participate in long-distance races each year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Student-invented app offers digital detox with a heart
University of Bristol students have created a procrastination-busting app with a conscience, which sends a ‘ penalty ’ charity donation when the user succumbs to their phone during digital down-time. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Business and Enterprise, Alumni; Press Release Source Type: news

Is running more than 100 miles good for your heart?
More than 2 million Americans participate in long-distance races each year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adults with severe eczema ‘should be screened for cardiovascular risk’
Severe eczema in adults is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke, according to a major new study involving UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Role of Blood Lipids in the Development of Ischemic Stroke Role of Blood Lipids in the Development of Ischemic Stroke
What roles do LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides play in the development of ischemic stroke and its 3 main subtypes?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Value of Guidelines in Everyday Clinical Practice The Value of Guidelines in Everyday Clinical Practice
This brief commentary explores some of the issues and challenges surrounding the use of clinical guidelines in cardiology.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke
(American Heart Association) South Asian Americans are more likely to die of atherosclerosis than other Asians and people of European ancestry. Higher rates of diabetes and lack of exercise appear to be important factors in their increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Crowning Moment in Pageant of Biodegradable-Polymer DES
(MedPage Today) -- 5-year data with variety of contenders show similar results to durable DES (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Too much screen time raises the risk of death from heart disease and cancer
Researchers at Glasgow University say spending hours on end in front of your TV or computer raises your risk of dying young or getting cancer or heart disease, but exercise could undo the bad effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News: Sitting All Day Isn ’t As Bad For You If You’re Fit
There is growing evidence that time spent sitting — in cars, at offices and on the couch — is having some seriously negative effects on health. Sedentary behavior has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. But a new study provides encouragement that some physical activity, including relatively simple ways to improve muscle strength, may be enough to overcome some of the unhealthy effects of sitting too much. In a study published in BMC Medicine, researchers led by Carlos Celis-Morales from the University of Glasgow analyzed data from nearly 400,000 middle-aged people in th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease
Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Team Decisions Similar with CT, Conventional Angiography
(MedPage Today) -- Trial shows feasibility of noninvasive-only planning (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Link found between severe eczema and heart problems
Individuals with severe eczema face a higher risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, heart failure and strokesPeople with severe eczema have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, new research suggests.About 10% of the population are thought to have atopic eczema, but evidence for a connection to cardiovascular problems had been mixed, said Dr Sin éad Langan, lead author of the research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The new study, she said, suggests such a link exists.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Eczema Health Society Medical research Science Source Type: news

Despite evidence showing that poor air quality is linked to cardiac events, many people still remain unaware of the dangers of air pollution
(Natural News) Did you know that poor air quality can endanger both your respiratory and cardiovascular health? According to a study, high levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), or tiny pollution particles, are linked to a significant increase in emergency department visits due to heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke. However, despite this alarming figure, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonx touts quality of life, lung function improvements in 1-year Zephyr endobronchial valve IDE study
This study was the largest, longest study to use a less-invasive or minimally-invasive technique using these one-way valves,” Dr. Criner said. Dr. Criner said that after one year, patients treated with the Zephyr valves were significnatly more likely to show improvements in lung function, measured as forced expiratory volume in one second, or FEV1. “Patients that were treated had about a three times greater likelihood of having significant improvement in FEV1, more than 15% in 45% of the treated group compared to 11% of the control,” Dr. Criner said. Additionally, patients treated with the Zephyr reported...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

US Hypertension Guidelines: Cutting Through the Controversy US Hypertension Guidelines: Cutting Through the Controversy
The new blood pressure targets mean that almost half the US population now has hypertension, upsetting certain quarters of the medical profession. Where are we now?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SPYRAL HTN-ON MED Gives Traction to Renal Denervation Field SPYRAL HTN-ON MED Gives Traction to Renal Denervation Field
Although not the definitive answer, the trial adds to a changing body of evidence suggesting that renal denervation to lower blood pressure'seems to be back,'observers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. Now, it wants teething products off the market, noting there is little evidence they...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

6 Heart-Pumping Moments in TAVR
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

LAMA Tx Didn't Up Heart Disease Riskin COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 23, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

LAMA Tx Didn't Up Heart Disease Risk in COPD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular outcomes similar to placebo-treated patients (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Novel Renal Denervation Catheters Showing Modest BP Reductions
(MedPage Today) -- The latest from sham-controlled Symplicity Spyral and Paradise trials (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Pediatricians should advocate for age - appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA: Abbott ’ s Heartmate 3 recall is Class I
The FDA today labeled a recall of Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) Heartmate 3 left ventricular assist devices over possible twisting and eventual occlusion of the outflow graft as Class I. A Class I recall is the federal watchdog’s most serious class of recall, indicating the potential for serious injury or death. The HeartMate 3 devices are being recalled due to a malfunction in the outflow graft assembly which could cause the outflow graft to twist and occlude over time, which could result in a stalled pump flow and a persistent low flow alarm in the system, the FDA said. The recall action is intended to update labeling ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Abbott Source Type: news

FDA ’s Still Fledgling MDDT Program
FDA released its final guidance on Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) in August 2017, following the draft of November 2013. MDDT’s are pre-qualified methods, materials, or measurements that can be used to assess, at least in part, the effectiveness, safety, or performance of a medical device for regulatory submission purposes. The idea behind MDDTs is that the evaluation of a device for market entry (i.e., 510(k) or PMA) would be streamlined if the things that were necessary to perform the evaluation were known in advance to have been proven appropriate. Once a tool was qualified by FDA, it would be accepted wit...
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

LAA Closure Tied to Better Heart Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Lower stroke and mortality risks observed (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Loneliness does more than pull on your heart strings -- it may hurt your heart
Research shows that these feelings don’t just cause emotional stress, they are part of a real association between social isolation and negative health outcomes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Newest Generation of Leading Heart Stent is Now Approved in the U.S. for People with Coronary Artery Disease
XIENCE Sierra™, the newest generation of XIENCE drug-eluting stents, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval XIENCE stents are among the most-widely used and studied stents in the world and have an unparalleled safety record New fea... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, FDA Abbott, XIENCE Sierra, drug eluting stent, coronary stent (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Carvedilol Helps Protect Heart During PPGL Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Med offers superior blocking for cardiac complications in pheochromocytoma (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - this is how many eggs you should eat to prevent heart disease
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and difficulty breathing. You could lower your risk of the heart disease sign by adding more eggs to your diet. But, how many should you eat to prevent a deadly myocardial infarction? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hancock Jaffe re-sets the range for $8m IPO
Medical device developer Hancock Jaffe Laboratories yesterday re-set the range on a pending initial public offering, which would fetch roughly $8 million at the midpoint. Irvine, Calif.-based Hancock Jaffe makes bioprosthetic implants designed to treat chronic deep vein insufficiency, heart valve conditions and coronary artery bypass graft. Last December the company said it planned to float nearly 1.9 million shares at $6 to $8 apiece, for gross proceeds of $11.3 million to $15.0 million, or $13.1 million at the midpoint. In a new filing yesterday, Hancock Jaffe cut the amount of shares to roughly 1.1 m...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Vascular Wall Street Beat hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

New Guidelines Mean 1 in 3 Adults May Need Blood Pressure Meds
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- One out of every three U.S. adults has high blood pressure that should be treated with medication, under guidelines recently adopted by the two leading heart health associations. The American College of Cardiology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Preterm Birth Could Warn of Mom's Future Heart Risks
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman's future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. The findings, published May 23 in the American Heart Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

EuroPCR 2018 Roundup: Medtronic touts BP reductions, no major adverse events in renal denervation trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month results from a trial of its Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system exploring its use treating hypertensive patients who are already taking anti-hypertension medications, touting significant reductions in blood pressure and no major adverse safety events. Results were presented at the 2018 EuroPCR annual meeting in Paris and were published in The Lancet. In the trial, patients were prescribed up to three anti-hypertensive medications, including diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE/ARB inhibitors or beta blockers, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Patients were ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Abbott Medtronic ReCor Medical Source Type: news

IV Diltiazem and Other Shortages at Crisis Level IV Diltiazem and Other Shortages at Crisis Level
A confluence of factors, including a hurricane, have left hospitals with shortages of saline and IV drugs. But long-term solutions will require the intervention of legislators, concludes Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Cheap pills may prevent dementia after a stroke
CHEAP drugs being prescribed for heart and circulatory diseases could halt the onset of dementia after a stroke, British scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newest Generation of Leading Heart Stent is Now Approved in the U.S. for People with Coronary Artery Disease
- XIENCE Sierra ™, the newest generation of XIENCE drug-eluting stents, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Electroencephalographic and cardiovascular markers of vulnerability within families of suicidal adolescents: a pilot study - Kaufman EA, Crowell SE, Coleman J, Puzia ME, Gray DD, Strayer DL.
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aluminium phosphide poisoning resulting in cardiac arrest, successful treatment with Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR): a case report - Lehoux J, Hena Z, McCabe M, Peek G.
We report a case of a 3-year-old female with acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Abbott's Investigational Tendyne(TM) Device for Mitral Valve Replacement Demonstrates Positive Outcomes at 30 Days in Global Study
Promising results for Tendyne valve presented as late-breaking clinical trial at EuroPCR Early data showed high rates of successful implantation and reduction of mitral regurgitation symptoms in patients in global study Device will be further studied... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Abbott, Tendyne, Transcatheter, Mitral Valve Replacement, mitral regurgitation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ReCor Medical Announces RADIANCE-HTN SOLO Hypertension Study Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint, Pivotal Study Submission, and New Principal Investigator
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ReCor Medical announced today that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO study met its primary efficacy endpoint and demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure in hypert... Devices, Cardiology ReCor Medical, Paradise System, hypertension, Renal Denervation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- More active alternatives to the car for travel are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online May 21 in Heart. Jenna Panter, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- For women with heart disease, cardiac complications occur in 16 percent of pregnancies and are mainly linked to arrhythmias and heart failure, according to a study published in the May 29 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds a weak handshake may predict an early death from cancer
Grip strength may be better than current methods to predict lifespan, heart attack risk, lung disease risk, and even cancer risk, a large study by the University of Glasgow suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Her search for new lungs begins with changed heart
Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news