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Research to personalize pre- and probiotic Rx to reduce diseases linked to HIV and alcohol use
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded LSU Health New Orleans a $401,500 grant over two years to study the role of gut bacteria in the development of heart and metabolic diseases in those with HIV who use alcohol, as well as devise strategies to address these risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smartphone apps launched for atrial fibrillation patients and their healthcare providers
The objectives and design of the apps are outlined in a paper published online today in EP Europace,1 with a summary published in the European Heart Journal.2 (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Sauna sweats lead to lower blood pressure
Frequent sauna bathers might be boosting their heart health as they sweat, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ups and Downs of Marriage Reflected in Men's CV Risk Factors
(MedPage Today) -- LDL, blood pressure, and BMI swing slightly with relationship quality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Temperature-activated ion channels in neural crest cells confer maternal fever-associated birth defects
We report that two heat-activated transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels, TRPV1 and TRPV4, were present in neural crest cells during critical windows of heart and face development. TRPV1 antagonists protected against the development of hyperthermia-induced defects in chick embryos. Treatment with chemical agonists of TRPV1 or TRPV4 replicated hyperthermia-induced birth defects in chick and zebrafish embryos. To test whether transient TRPV channel permeability in neural crest cells was sufficient to induce these defects, we engineered iron-binding modifications to TRPV1 and TRPV4 that enabled remote and noninvasive...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hutson, M. R., Keyte, A. L., Hernandez-Morales, M., Gibbs, E., Kupchinsky, Z. A., Argyridis, I., Erwin, K. N., Pegram, K., Kneifel, M., Rosenberg, P. B., Matak, P., Xie, L., Grandl, J., Davis, E. E., Katsanis, N., Liu, C., Benner, E. J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

North-West College (NWC) Opens New Campus Location in Van Nuys,...
New Campus Location Provides Allied Health Education and Career Training in the Heart of the San Fernando Valley(PRWeb October 10, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14789157.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Marital ups and downs affect heart health
Blood fats and blood pressure link - in men Related items fromOnMedica Modifying cardiovascular risks and lipid modification Cholesterol – monitoring lipid levels and assessing cardiovascular risk Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles Stress linked to mortality in CHD patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adding Albumin to Risk Score Improves Mortality Prediction
In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, low albumin tied to higher mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

2016 Physician Quality Reporting System Reports Available
Physicians should review reports to know whether they are subject to 2018 PQRS payment adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Injured Patients Want More Info on Safety Improvement Efforts
Eighteen of 30 patients and family members reported the CRP experience to be positive overall (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: An Element of Unsteadiness / New Heart Failure Score / California Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Check out the latest clinically relevant content from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical problem-solving: A 61-year-old woman presented with increasingly unsteady … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A rocky marriage raises men's risk of heart attack
Men in a rocky marriage are at greater risk of having a heart attack - but women are unaffected, according researchers based at the universities of Bristol and Glasgow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025
Health bill will be ‘enormous burden’ without more preventative measures to check worsening epidemic, say expertsThe cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates.Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases. They are the biggest killers of the modern world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Science Society Health NHS Source Type: news

Researchers uncover new genes linked to congenital heart disease
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have discovered new genes associated with congenital heart disease in babies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Antibiotics Linked To Superbug, Divorce May Be Genetic
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study links antibiotics prescribed by dentists to the superbug C. difficile. Minnesota health officials found almost 40 percent of dentists are not following guidelines and are overprescribing antibiotics. C. difficile is a serious intestinal infection but if patients get symptoms, they are more likely to call their doctors and not their dentist, so dentists aren’t necessarily seeing the bad outcomes. And while it’s completely appropriate for a dentist to prescribe an antibiotic for a dental infection, many are still prescribing them prophylactically to patients with certain heart con...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Antibiotics C. difficile Divorce Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

What's Left on the Horizon From First-Gen Absorb BVS?
(MedPage Today) -- The device went bust, but there's still data coming (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HTN More Likely with Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study supports broader spectrum of problem-renin levels (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Steve McQueen Film, PSA Brings Awareness to Mesothelioma
During the 90-minute feature documentary “Steve McQueen: American Icon,” audiences will reflect on the career of the “King of Cool” and discover the untold true story of the star’s late-in-life spiritual quest. They will also learn about mesothelioma — the rare cancer that killed McQueen at age 50 — and the dangers of asbestos. A public service announcement featuring Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) president and co-founder Linda Reinstein and Barbara McQueen, Steve’s widow, will air before encore screenings of the documentary on Oct. 10 and Oct. 19. Tickets a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 9, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon alternative cancer treatments Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos marines asbestos public service announcement Barbara McQueen Billy Grah born-again Christian dangers of asbestos Don Schoonover Source Type: news

A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- As marriage ebbs and flows, so might the health of your heart, at least for men. A new British study of married fathers found real -- if small -- effects on such cardiovascular risk factors as cholesterol levels, body weight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study will Explore Air Pollution ’s Impact on the Developing Fetus
New research will seek to understand the biological mechanisms that are triggered by exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and lead to lower birth weight in newborns, placing them at greater risk for chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease and hypertension later in life. The research will be conducted in Beijing by an international team of researchers. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Longer Psoriasis Duration May Mean Higher CVD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effect size'similar to that of smoking'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Overwork: Does It Put the Heart at Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- In Japan it's called'Karoshi'- death from overwork. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - October 9, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Moving the Needle in Home Cardiac-Arrest CPR, Survival Moving the Needle in Home Cardiac-Arrest CPR, Survival
Public initiatives improved bystander CPR and first-responder defibrillation in NC, but most communities don't even know how many cardiac arrests occur within their borders, let alone the outcome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Children Who Survive Heart Disease Face Challenges
Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribing Pitfalls in Heart Failure With Comorbidities Prescribing Pitfalls in Heart Failure With Comorbidities
Heart-failure patients often have chronic pain, diabetes, depression, or other med-intensive issues and may not even disclose what OTC drugs they're taking. Experts discuss prescribing cautions in these complex patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

With Sudden Death, Don't Automatically Blame the Heart With Sudden Death, Don't Automatically Blame the Heart
Drs Gayatri Acharya, Michael Ackerman, and Peter Noseworthy discuss the importance of investigating sudden deaths in light of new research showing that many presumed sudden cardiac deaths are not cardiac in origin.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Xarelto Flop in Stroke Prevention Trial; Syncope Device; Workout by Watching Hockey, Theater?
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health
Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Congenital Heart Defects (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LA scientists find milk could prevent a cardiac arrest
Those with blood calcium levels in the lowest quartile had twice the odds of sudden cardiac arrest, scientists at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital heart disease genes linked to autism and other disorders
Researchers found that many genes implicated in autism were also associated with CHD, and they found new genes that cause CHD in some patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Teens and opioids: Time for an open conversation
National surveys have found that teens today are much less likely to use alcohol and drugs compared to their parents’ generation. In fact, the proportion of high school seniors who chose not to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drugs has increased from 3 percent to 25 percent in the last thirty years. This remarkable good news is overshadowed by the growing number of teens who are daily marijuana users and the recent increase in opioid-related deaths among young people. It is important to understand the roots of this discrepancy in order to address it. Statistics show that between 2014 and 2015, the rates of d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicholas Chadi Tags: Ask the Expert Parenting Teen Health Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Source Type: news

If the ‘antibiotic apocalypse’ happens, it’ll be because our politicians let it | Nick Dearden
Agribusiness and big pharma prioritising profits could lead to 10 million deaths a year by 2050 – but political intervention can prevent this disasterAnantibiotic apocalypse is coming. It threatens to reverse medical practice by 100 years by making life-saving operations impossible and turning routine infections into killers again. Rather than panic and head to the hills, we need to understand the heart of the problem, and transform two of the most antisocial industries in the global economy: agribusiness and pharmaceuticals.Related:Act now to tame the superbugs that are killing 700,000 a yearContinue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nick Dearden Tags: Antibiotics Pharmaceuticals industry Agriculture Farming Drugs Health UK news Environment Science Society Source Type: news

The MANTA Large Bore Vascular Closure Device to be Evaluated in a 500-patient European Post Market Clinical Registry
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Oct. 9, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) --Essential Medical, Inc. today announced initiation of enrollment in a post market clinical registry in the regions where MANTA™ is commercially available. Principle Investig... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Essential Medical, MANTA , vascular closure (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- Though the majority of children with congenital heart disease survive into adulthood, they often struggle with a number of lifelong illnesses, researchers report. The health issues may include neurodevelopment disorders such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Sauna Sweats Lower Your Blood Pressure?
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- Frequent sauna bathers might be boosting their heart health as they sweat, new research suggests. Studying more than 1,600 middle-aged men in Finland, researchers found that those who took sauna baths four to seven times a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack risk slashed by eating THIS 85p food every day
EATING avocados, sold ripe and ready to eat for just 85p in Tesco, and spinach could reduce the risk of heart attack, researchers have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children
Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Blood Pressure Children and Childhood Tests (Medical) Hypertension Electronic Health Records Diet and Nutrition Obesity Heart Source Type: news

BMJ to use River Valley ’s ReView for their new Open Science journal
BMJ, a leading medical knowledge provider, has adopted ReView, River Valley’s submission and peer review system, for BMJ Open Science ( http://openscience.bmj.com ) The new journal applies open science principles to preclinical research, and incorporates several innovative features in peer review. Transparency and reproducibility are at the heart of BMJ Open Science . Not only are reviews published alongside accepted manuscripts, but even the discussions between reviewers are open to the public! This “extreme” openness is possible thanks to ReView’s flexible “discussion module” that is a...
Source: News from STM - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

We all need psychoanalysis – it would make Britain a happier, kinder place | Susanna Rustin
With one in four teenage girls being depressed, it ’s clear that there is no shortage of people needing help. It needn’t cost the earth – and it certainly worked for meWas I mentally ill? I suppose I was, though the first time someone in my family used the phrase “verge of a nervous breakdown”, or something like it, I was taken aback. Probably I was about as far from well as it was possible to be while still going about my business: essays, lectures, friends and so forth (I was a student at the time). A broken heart – that, is, a rejection so disappoin ting I couldn’t bring myself ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Rustin Tags: Mental health Psychology Science Society Psychiatry UK news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: Get the facts
Learn about nonvalvular atrial fibrillation here. How does it differ from other forms of A-fib? What are the risks, symptoms, and treatment options? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister ’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine – review
Lindsey Fitzharris ’s story of Lister’s battle to introduce hygiene to the operating theatre makes compelling readingArmed with surgical instruments, chloroform and his sterilising spray, Joseph Lister was ready for action. It was 1871 and the eminent surgeon was about to tackle an enormous abscess that, left unchecked, could prove fatal.There was one further complication: the patient was the Queen. It was a crucial operation – not just for Victoria, but the practice of surgery itself. Radical change was afoot, at its heart the substance Lister was about to use on the monarch: carbolic acid.Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: History Biography Books Microbiology Science Culture Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine Hypothyroidism in Infants With CHD Exposed to Excess Iodine
Is there an association between exposure to excess iodine and the development of hypothyroidism among infants with congenital heart disease?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

TMVR When Mitral Surgery Fails TMVR When Mitral Surgery Fails
While TMVR for failed mitral valve surgical valves and rings continues to evolve, questions and concerns still remain. Will TMVR become the default therapy when mitral implants fail?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Amit Taggarse Joins Cardiac Team at Mercy (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Amit Taggarse has joined Mercy Clinic Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery in Fort Smith. He recently completed fellowships in advanced adult cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs -- at least for men
(BMJ) Risk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital relationships -- at least for men--finds a study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology& Community Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New congenital heart disease genes uncovered
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study from the NHLBI Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium (PGCG), part of the Bench to Bassinet Program, has helped shed new light on some of the underlying genetic causes of cases of CHD as well as the long-term outlook for patients who carry these mutations. The team, led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, publishes its latest findings in Nature Genetics this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fruit fly muscles with a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutation don't relax properly
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers have figured out why a particular inherited human heart condition that is almost always due to genetic mutations causes the heart to enlarge, thicken and fail. They found that one such mutation interferes with heart muscle's ability to relax after contracting, and prevents the heart from fully filling with blood and pumping it out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Congenital Heart Disease Genes Uncovered
Discoveries from “Bench to Bassinet” investigators may help answer parents’ questions about the genetic causes of heart conditions and long-term effects. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New Congenital Heart Disease Genes Uncovered
Discoveries from “Bench to Bassinet” investigators may help answer parents’ questions about the genetic causes of heart conditions and long-term effects. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news