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Diabetes warning: Sufferers TWICE as likely to have a deadly stroke
DIABETES sufferers are twice as likely to have a stroke, and almost three times as likely to experience heart failure - and rates are increasing, say experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Healthy Brain Suggestions
HealthDay News) -- A healthy brain could mean a longer, healthier life, since it's responsible for most everything we do. A recent advisory from the American Heart Association suggests how to keep your brain active and healthy: Exercise more. Eat a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation vs. Ventricular Fibrillation (AFib vs VFib ECG Strips)
Title: Atrial Fibrillation vs. Ventricular Fibrillation (AFib vs VFib ECG Strips)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas
This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scan
(University at Buffalo) Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier.The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The technology will be presented next month at the 23rd MobiCom conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital mortality rates for heart attack differ by age
(American College of Physicians) Hospital rankings based exclusively on heart attack mortality data for older patients may not accurately represent hospital quality for all ages. A study lead by Yale researchers found that hospital mortality rates after heart attack differ by age, suggesting a need to include data on younger patients in such assessments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Three or more cups of coffee daily halves mortality risk in patients with both HIV and HCV
(Elsevier) Patients infected by both HIV and hepatitis C virus are at specific risk of end-stage liver disease and greater risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In addition, HIV infection accelerates the progression of chronic hepatitis C to fibrosis and development of cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. In these HIV-HCV co-infected patients, drinking at least three cups of coffee each day halved the risk of all-cause mortality according to a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A 'social control' system guarantees embryonic stem cell purity
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) A sophisticated system of 'social control' operating between neighboring cells allows embryos to protect the purity of their pluripotent cell population, which is able to generate all body tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open-ended laboratory tests for cyclists could help athletes train better
(University of Kent) Scientists at the University of Kent's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences have discovered that cyclists can perform better when they do not have to pace their efforts.Using 17 experienced male cyclists in a series of tests, they compared open-ended Time-To-Exhaustion (TTE) trials that are often used in laboratories with race-like Time-Trials to measure endurance performance. All of the cyclists were blinded to elapsed time, power output, cadence and heart rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scan.
(University at Buffalo) Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier.The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The technology will be presented next month at the 23rd MobiCom conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Experts warn of heart risks for people with diabetes
240,000 Type 2 diabetics have cardiovascular diagnosis annually Related items fromOnMedica Sodium intake linked to diabetes in adults GPs should test all over 40s for diabetes, NICE says Cases of reversed type 2 diabetes must be highlighted 'Disturbing' type 2 diabetes rise in children Annual diabetes checks reduce mortality risk for people with diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity epidemic puts 240,000 lives at risk each year
BRITAIN ’S obesity epidemic has put hundreds of thousands at risk of heart disease and stroke, analysis shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here ’s What We Know
At least one woman was killed and seven people were injured Sunday when a masked gunman opened fire outside a Tennessee church, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. Police said the 26-year-old suspect opened fire outside of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ as people were leaving the church following Sunday morning services. As of Sunday afternoon, the suspect was in custody after he reportedly shot himself — though his condition was not immediately known, police said. What happened at the Antioch Church? Around 11:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time, dispatchers began receiving calls of a shooting at Burnett...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized onetime Tennessee Source Type: news

For NFL Teams, Unity Is the Message
This article originally appeared on SI.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Vrentas / SI Tags: Uncategorized National Anthem NFL onetime president trump Source Type: news

1 Dead, At Least 7 Injured in Tennessee Church Shooting
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself accidentally in the struggle, authorities said. No motive for the shooting was immediately determined. Investigators said they were not aware of any relationship between the gunman and any of the worshippers, said Don Aaron, spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department. The gunman pulled into the parking lot as services we...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Crime onetime Tennessee Source Type: news

WARNING: How a diet heavy in fruit vegetables and nuts could lead to FATAL heart infection
EATING too much fruit, vegetables and nuts can increase your risk of triggering a deadly heart infection cause by MRSA. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science
Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer ’s – and what you can do about itMatthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find himself running an hours-long salon for the benefit of passengers and crew alike. “I’ve begun to lie,” he says. “Seriously. I just ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Sleep Science and nature Health & wellbeing Life and style Neuroscience Books Culture Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly News Quiz: September 15-21 (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Weight loss diet: THREE health benefits of Jennifer Aniston’s favourite drink
EIGHT loss staple - apple cider vinegar - can also help a number of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and heartburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wireless Technologies Linked to Improved Heart Disease Outcomes Wireless Technologies Linked to Improved Heart Disease Outcomes
An initial mobile health assessment was associated with shorter time to definitive therapy and improved outcomes in a randomized trial of patients in resource-limited India, but the authors ask, why not elsewhere?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chest pain and anxiety: What you need to know
What does anxiety chest pain feel like and how does it differ to a heart condition? What causes chest pain during anxiety and what treatment is available? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Abbott Catches Up to Peers With MRI-Compatible ICD
Abbott Laboratories acquired St. Jude Medical earlier this year knowing that the company trailed behind its peers in the cardiac rhythm management (CRM) space by not having a MRI-compatible pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system. It seems Abbott has officially caught up in that category though, first with FDA approval of the Assurity MRI pacemaker and the Tendril MRI pacing lead during the first quarter, and now with FDA approval of MRI-conditional labeling for the Ellipse ICD system. Abbott said the recent approval covers one of its most widely-used ICD systems and associated high voltage leads. ...
Source: MDDI - September 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Labeling Business Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could have a baby. Now her husband has to bury them both.
Ten days after Nick DeKlyen buried his wife, he returned to Georgetown Cemetery in western Michigan to inter the daughter whom his wife had died to save, a tragic coda for a family confronted with a heart-rending decision five months ago when Carrie DeKlyen discovered she had a tumor. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer that […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeShe chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’ (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

APOE Allele Type Tied to Mortality Risk
No racial difference in the association between these alleles and mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cost of healthy foods may explain heart risks linked to ‘food deserts’
(Reuters Health) - Living in an area with little access to fresh and nutritious foods has been linked to high heart disease risk, but a new study suggests that it ’s the inability to afford a healthy diet, rather than access, that’s to blame. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 9/22/2017
Early adopters left behind on Apple Watch. The upcoming Apple watchOS 4 may be overhauling the wearable ’s heart rate detection capabilities, but those who picked up the smartwatch when it first launched in 2015 will have to make due without the added health and fitness features. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 22, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. 5 DeviceTalks Boston exhibitors you should know DeviceTalks Boston is an annual event that allows some of the best minds in medtech to exchange ideas, insights and technologies. The event is hosted by MassDevice. Those who atte...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Plus 5 Source Type: news

Pulse Ox + Auscultation Reliable for Congenital Heart Screening
The method significantly improves detection rate of major CHD in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA/ACC Issue New Performance, Quality Measures for MI AHA/ACC Issue New Performance, Quality Measures for MI
The updated set includes seven new quality measures for in-house quality improvement and four new performance measures for public reporting or pay-for-performance programs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Rainbow diets can help fight against cancer and diabetes
A RAINBOW diet of purple potatoes, broccoli and red grapes can help prevent diabetes, heart disease and even bowel cancer, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sep 22 Cardiology News Sep 22 Cardiology News
theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’s Kidney Donor Showed Off Her Surgery Scar on Instagram
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexia Fernandez / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Source Type: news

Tackling HTN with Health Workers; MI Quality Measures; CT'Map' for CV Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel Is an Unlikely Health Care Advocate. Here ’s Why He’s So Effective
This week, Jimmy Kimmel has been closer to the heart of American political discourse than any television star, save for the former host of The Apprentice. The ABC host’s ongoing nightly campaign against what would happen if Obamacare is repealed under current Republican plans reflects his deep engagement with the news — all the more jarring because of Kimmel’s amiable, unwonkish persona. That Kimmel is bringing passion and informed urgency to the conversation around the future of health care is laudable. That the conversation is happening at all on late-night network television proves that we’re liv...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Transcatheter heart valve surgery simulator dev FEops raises $7m
Surgical simulation software developer FEops said today it raised $7.2 million (EU €6 million) in funding to support its HeartGuide transcatheter valve implantation simulation software. The round was led by newly invested Valiance and joined by existing investors Capricorn and PMV, the Gent, Belgium-based company said. FEops’ flagship product is the HeartGuide platform, which use advanced computer simulations to provide both clinicians and valve manufacturers with insights into the interaction between valves and patient anatomy preoperatively to improve clinical outcomes, the company claims. “The shift tow...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Software / IT Surgical feops Source Type: news

Abbott Secures FDA Approval for MRI-Compatibility for the Company's Ellipse(TM) ICD
FDA APPROVAL OF MR-CONDITIONAL LABELING FOR THE ELLIPSE™ ICD FAMILY ADDS ANOTHER PATIENT-CENTRIC BENEFIT TO A DEVICE DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE THE TREATMENT OF ABNORMALLY FAST HEART RHYTHMS ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 22, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing N... Devices, Cardiology, FDA Abbott, Ellipse ICD, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analyst: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria expected to have impact on med device revenue
The combination of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are expected to have at least a net 1% impact on US med device revenue for the 3rd quarter, according to a Barclay’s note to investors from analyst Matt Taylor. The disruptions from Maria could extend their impact into the 4th quarter, according to Taylor, who said that most companies have not yet quantified the impact of the most recent hurricane, Maria, on their production and manufacturing facilities. Taylor examined the Medicare populations of each market to analyze the impact on procedures and revenue, offering that medtech firms are levered to Medicare which ...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Integra LifeSciences Corp. K2M Medtronic Nuvasive Stryker wrightmedical zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF
That's the message from a small trial that hones the scant evidence base on managing acute preserved-EF heart failure. Dopamine had little effect; continuous-IV furosemide may have hurt the kidneys.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just 30 minutes of activity on 5 days could save lives
A new study of wealthy and less wealthy nations finds that physical activity of all types can reduce deaths and heart disease risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just 30 minutes of activity over 5 days could save lives
A new study of wealthy and less wealthy nations finds that physical activity of all types can reduce deaths and heart disease risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives
Think of walking to work or cleaning as low-cost preventive medicine Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, How to Prevent Heart Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott wins MR-conditional label for Ellipse ICDs
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it won an MR-conditional label from the FDA for the Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator it acquired along with St. Jude Medical early this year. The MR-conditional label applies to Ellipse and the Tendril MRI pacing lead and the Durata and Optisure high-voltage leads, the Chicago-area medical device giant said. “When you consider the number of patients each year who rely on the lifesaving treatment delivered by an ICD device, it is critical to continually innovate to provide new benefits to people battling complex arrhythmias and other cardiac conditions,” cardiac ar...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management Source Type: news

Papworth nurses deserve new royal recognition, says director
The senior nurse at the UK ’s leading heart and lung hospital has said nursing staff “really deserve” the royal title being given to the organisation, following their “fantastic contribution” over the years. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Abbott Secures FDA Approval for MRI-Compatibility for the Company's Ellipse ™ ICD
FDA APPROVAL OF MR-CONDITIONAL LABELING FOR THE ELLIPSE ™ ICD FAMILY ADDS ANOTHER PATIENT-CENTRIC BENEFIT TO A DEVICE DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE THE TREATMENT OF ABNORMALLY FAST HEART RHYTHMS (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perceived neighborhood safety related to physical activity but not recreational screen-based sedentary behavior in adolescents - Lenhart CM, Wiemken A, Hanlon A, Perkett M, Patterson F.
This study teste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says. " Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much manganese may lead to fatal heart infection
New research finds that excessive intake of manganese, an essential nutrient in leafy vegetables, may lead to a Staphylococcus aureus heart infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Families of survivors of ECMO for heart conditions report favorable quality of life
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) One of the few large studies to report long-term outcomes in cardiac patients treated in childhood with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has found overall favorable outcomes among survivors, as reported by families. ECMO provides short-term breathing and heart support for critically ill children while doctors treat the underlying illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news