Multi-gene test may find risk of heart disease and more
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack ​ in time to help (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study
Target blood pressure for people in the United States is now 130/80, according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measuring BP Is Simple, Right? Not so Fast Measuring BP Is Simple, Right? Not so Fast
Making sure blood pressure is measured appropriately, both in the office and at home, is the first step in ensuring optimal care of the hypertensive patient.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Conavi Medical touts first investigational use of Novasight hybrid IVUS-OCT system
In this study, we are collecting the first human images with this novel imaging system to confirm the functionality of the technology in the clinical environment and to help inform future studies. We have been able to identify some early examples of the synergies between these two modalities in our clinical experience so far. Ultimately, hybrid IVUS/OCT imaging has the potential to overcome the limitations of IVUS or OCT alone in accurately characterizing atherosclerotic tissue and in guiding coronary interventions,” Dr. Sheth said in a prepared statement. Conavi Medical said the technology behind the Novasight syste...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Vascular Conavi Source Type: news

Epidemiology: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff Epidemiology: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
If the latest headline linking X or Y food with cancer or heart disease induces eye-rolling, read epidemiologist Christopher Labos'tips on how to weigh the strength of the evidence.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Five-month-old receives heart-lung transplant an is youngest in 10 years to undergo the surgery
Jack Palmer, of Kansas City, Missouri, became the 20th infant under a year old to undergo a heart-lung transplant after he was born in January with a congenital heart defect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Snake oil” BP app got high user marks despite inaccurate results
People may like mobile blood pressure apps better when the apps reveal positive results, even if those results are inaccurate 80% of the time, according to a recent study. A team of researchers who previously revealed the inaccuracy of the Instant Blood Pressure (IBP) app returned to the topic to study 81 adults who compared the app’s readings against their own BP estimates. Those whose systolic BP measured lower on the IBP app than they expected reported that they were more inclined to use the app again than those whose systolic blood pressure was higher than they estimated, the study showed. Get the ...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular News Well Research & Development auralabs Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Johns Hopkins University universityofvermont Source Type: news

Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart
(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic Remains Top Cardiology/Heart Surgery Hospital Cleveland Clinic Remains Top Cardiology/Heart Surgery Hospital
Rounding out the top five cardiology hospitals are Mayo Clinic, Rochester; Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles; New York-Presbyterian Hospital; and Massachusetts General Hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Can you really have your cake and eat it?
ON AVERAGE, Britons are eating about twice the recommended amount of sugar, putting us at increased risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with a weak grip at risk of diabetes
CHILDREN with a weak grip are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease in later life, research has revealed. Scientists say that while youngsters are encouraged to exercise and eat a healthy diet, not enough emphasis is being placed on improving and maintaining muscle strength. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

O2 Fitness to open new Brier Creek fitness center
O2 Fitness is opening a new fitness center – its 29th location in the state – in Raleigh's Brier Creek later this December. The announcement comes on the heels of O2's first “signature” club that opened this past month in Morrisville. The new club will feature an array of cardio technology such as assault bikes, rowers and treadmill s, as well as yoga and Pilates classes. O2 Fitness will feature a functional training turf, simply known as “The Field,” that will allow members to use its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dathan Kazsuk Source Type: news

Toddler with a condition so rare it doesn't even have a name
Ellouise Thompson, from York, has a chromosome condition known only as '3p26.3-25.3 deletion', which  affects just one in 820,000,000 people. It has been linked to heart, kidney and bowel issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

The 39-year-old mother with a heart-shaped womb
The unidentified woman, from Moscow, was born with a bicornuate uterus, an abnormality believed to strike one in 1,000 women. She required a Caesarean section to give birth to her twins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo, Cleveland Clinic Again Lead US News Top Hospitals List Mayo, Cleveland Clinic Again Lead US News Top Hospitals List
MD Anderson Cancer Center holds the number one spot in cancer, the Cleveland Clinic is number one in cardiology and heart surgery, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is number one in orthopedics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

The ‘grieving’ orca mother? Projecting emotions on animals is a sad mistake | Jules Howard
When we interpret animal behaviour as humanlike, we risk simply seeing ourselves – which demeans us and themAnd so, the killer whale known as J35 is back to her old self. She is no longer carrying the dead body of a calf she heldaloft in the water for more than two weeks. Her so-calledtour of grief has ended, to the relief of a global audience who had become wrapped up in this heart-wrenching animal drama. Great news, right? Sure. Yet I have a strange feeling in my stomach. It ’s a familiar one. The pedant in me is stirring, eager to get us to consider what we know about animals and what we don’t – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jules Howard Tags: Whales Animal behaviour Animals Zoology World news Mammals Death and dying Science Cetaceans Wildlife Source Type: news

Direct vs Conventional Stenting in STEMI Direct vs Conventional Stenting in STEMI
A new study comparing direct stenting with conventional stenting during PPCI for STEMI indicates that while it shortens the procedure, it provides no appreciable benefit.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

No honor roll for D.C.-area hospitals in annual U.S. News rankings
U.S. News& World Report has released its 29th annual ranking of the nation's top hospitals, and the D.C.-area is not on it. While no hospital in the region ranked in the top 20 — what U.S. News calls its Best Hospitals Honor Roll — MedStar Georgetown is ranked 26th in the nation in the diabetes& endocrinology specialty, and MedStar Washington 49th in cardiology& heart surgery. John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is ranked 3rd overall, following the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katishi Maake Source Type: news

NOAC's Brain Bleed Risk Outside Afib May Be Dose-Dependent
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk seen only with higher rivaroxaban doses in meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Removing Roadblocks to Dietary Change for CVD Prevention Removing Roadblocks to Dietary Change for CVD Prevention
A new health promotion series in JACC launches with a review on the science behind nutrition and diet and will offer clear guidance to policy makers and caregivers, including competencies for training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dr. Eric Velazquez named the Berliner Professor of Cardiology
Velazquez is globally recognized as an authority in heart failure, cardiovascular clinical trials, and cardiac imaging. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

River Park Apartments Sold for $7.1M
An apartment project in Little Rock’s Riverdale area and agri acreage in southeast Pulaski County were at the heart of two recent real estate transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mixed Data on SGLT-2 Inhibitors' Amputation Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study found risk similar to newer T2D agents, yet higher than older agents (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Complication Risk From RA Ablation Said to Deserve Scrutiny Complication Risk From RA Ablation Said to Deserve Scrutiny
Surprisingly high complication risks from ablation for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, especially for isolated right atrial procedures and at low-volume centers, were seen in a German registry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EU Says Second China Company Made Tainted Heart Drug EU Says Second China Company Made Tainted Heart Drug
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a second Chinese contract manufacturer, Zhejiang Tianyu, had produced a common blood pressure and heart drug with an impurity that could cause cancer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Weak Handgrip Strength Linked to Health Risks in Teens Weak Handgrip Strength Linked to Health Risks in Teens
Adolescents with muscle weakness as measured by grip strength were more likely to maintain or develop cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors during a 2-year period compared with stronger peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more
New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Boost academic scores with exercise: Research shows cardio pumps up math and reading performance
(Natural News) A Florida State University and Larkin Community Hospital study concluded that high intensity interval training can improve a student’s abilities in math and reading. Frank Fincham who was part of the research said that their findings are “surprising” but can be a simple and effective way for struggling college students to boost their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dairy fatty acids not linked to death in older adults
A study of older adults found that long-term exposure to dairy fats wasn ’t associated with overall risk of death or death from cardiovascular disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sores virus, cardiovascular damage linked in study
A herpes virus similar to the one that causes cold sores has been linked to immune cells that can damage cardiovascular tissue, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conavi tests coronary artery imaging system
Cardiovascular imaging technology developer Conavi Medical said that its Novasight...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Conavi lands Health Canada nod for Foresight (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
Proven infections, antibiotic treatments in past three months tied to increased development of CDI (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Female Emergency Docs Safer; Gut-Heart Link; NOACs Demoted on Formulary
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Report: New hack could put malware directly on Medtronic pacers, allow full control
Vulnerabilities within with Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) pacemakers, its Carelink 2090 pacemaker programmer and associated infrastructure could allow an outside agent to plant malware on the pacers that would allow them to control all shocks delivered by the device, according to a new Wired report. The vulnerabilities were discovered by security firm Whitescope’s Billy Rios and QED Secure Solutions’ Jonathan Butts, according to the report. Both researchers claim to have been in discussions with Medtronic about the issues, which have also caught the attention of the FDA and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Rios a...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Software / IT Cybersecurity Medtronic Source Type: news

Study: Average salt consumption doesn't increase heart risk
Moderate sodium consumption won't increase health risks, including heart disease, according to an international study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart doctors recommend less screen time, sedentary behavior for kids
(Reuters Health) - When it comes to childhood obesity, sedentary behavior may be the most influential and controllable factor that parents can change, especially through managing screen time, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

College Football Bowl Game Renamed and Will Honor First Responders
In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.  Kickoff for the newly christened SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set for December 26 at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) and will be televised by ESPN.  The agreement between ESPN Events and SERVPRO was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment. “We are truly grateful for all first responders’ sacrifice and service,” said Brant Ringler, Executive Director ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anna Negron (ESPN) Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

College Football Bowl Game Renamed and Will Honor First Responders
In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.  Kickoff for the newly christened SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is set for December 26 at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET) and will be televised by ESPN.  The agreement between ESPN Events and SERVPRO was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment. “We are truly grateful for all first responders’ sacrifice and service,” said Brant Ringler, Executive Director ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anna Negron (ESPN) Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

A Harvard Scientist Thinks He Has a Gene Test for Heart Attack Risk. He Wants to Give It Away Free.
" I think in a few years I think everybody will know this number similar to the way we know our cholesterol right now, " muses Sekar Kathiresan, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

New genetic test could detect your risk of five deadly diseases DECADES before symptoms arise
Harvard Medical School scientists say their new test, giving a 'polygenic risk score', would be the earliest predictor ever. It could be given at birth to spot risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual ’ s risks for five deadly diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Tests (Medical) Heart Breast Cancer DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Broad Institute Harvard University Kathiresan, Sekar Source Type: news

Pediatric BP Table Falls Short for Specificity
(MedPage Today) -- Simplified AAP tool could lead to large proportions of false-positive cases (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

GI Dynamics wins FDA nod for pivotal US EndoBarrier trial
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its EndoBarrier device designed for treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, pending Institutional Review Board approval. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The approval is a boon for the company, which has faced a number of hurdles with its device over the past few years, inclu...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

AHA: After Mini-Stroke at 41, She's on a Mission to Educate Others
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- During a meeting in their Manhattan office, Stacy Quinn was trying to tell her supervisor, " Gill is working on the project. " " Are you OK? " her boss said, having heard Quinn utter an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teenagers with a weak handshake are more likely to suffer diabetes and heart disease
The Baylor University-led study, published in the Journal of Paediatrics, found boys and girls with weaker grips were three times as likely to suffer from a decline in their health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Higher body mass index (BMI) is likely to cause worse cardiovascular health in youth, according to a study published online July 30 in Circulation. Kaitlin H. Wade, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early diabetes diagnosis linked to earlier death
A study, published inThe Lancet, reports that patients diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at a young age have a greater risk of developing heart issues and a shorter life expectancy.Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

River Park Apartments Sold for $7.1 Million
An apartment project in Little Rock’s Riverdale area and agri acreage in southeast Pulaski County were at the heart of two recent real estate transactions. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Weak Grip May Signal Future Health Trouble -- Even in Kids
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. In a new study that followed children from 4th grade through 5th grade, a grip-strength... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news