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Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients

The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The study, from scientists at Imperial College London, also found patients who received the influenza vaccination had a 24 per cent lower death rate in the flu season compared to patients who weren't vaccinated. read more

Flu vaccine reduces risk of hospital stay for stroke, heart failure for diabetes patients

People with type 2 diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine may be less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, according to new research.

Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction

Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients.

Gold-Medal Gymnast Shawn Johnson Shares How Olympic Success, 'Failure' Led Her to Christ

In a candid "I Am Second" video, Shawn Johnson, the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist, pours her heart out, sharing her fear of failure and disappointment with success and how those experiences led her to Jesus, who gave her freedom.

Bernie Sanders Blew It By Failing To Connect With Black Voters [Report]

The Bernie Sanders campaign blew the Democratic nomination because of a defeatist attitude about the black vote, particularly in a failure to “win the hearts of black progressives.” Team Sanders wrongly assumed that Hillary Clinton had a lock on the black vote, merely because she was better known in that community then the Vermont senator,... Show More Summary

Drugs that worsen heart failure; what's behind Mary Todd Lincoln's depression

In today's Morning Rounds, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula weigh in on a new warning by the American Heart Association that many commonly used medications could cause or worsen heart failure. Also, Dr. Show More Summary

Blood pressure in the elderly: How low is too low?

A recent publication in a fine peer-reviewed medical journal of the SPRINT study proved that lowering our blood pressure to the old target of 120/80 or less led to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure.  There was no question on what to do with younger people but to lower their blood pressure more aggressively […]

Endotronix Nabs $32M for Wireless Pulmonary Artery Sensor

Endotronix, a digital health startup developing a implantable, wireless pulmonary artery sensor for patients suffering from advanced heart failure has raised $32 million in Series C funding.  Participating investors in the round include BioVentures...Show More Summary

In The Shadow Of Exile

Illustration and graphics by Ella Koeze In 1998, Bill Johnson traveled from his home in Rochester, New York, to Richmond, Virginia, to see his father, who was dying of congestive heart failure. At his bedside one morning, Johnson read a newspaper article about a local program that imposed stiff penalties for gun crimes. The program […]

Heart Failure Patients Warned About The Dangers Of Mixing Prescriptions

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Mike O’Meara’s life runs on a tight schedule. Every morning, after a glass of juice and breakfast, the 70-year-old picks up his medication from a blue labeled tray his wife Beth prepared and gulps dow...

Exercise training in heart failure: Shaping your proteins

More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure. The results of this study suggest that heart failure development is associated with disruption of cardiac protein quality control system and reinforce the importance of aerobic exercise training as a primary non-pharmacological therapy for treatment of heart failure patients.

Exercise training in heart failure: Shaping your proteins

Heart failure is a common endpoint for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterized by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated...Show More Summary

Exercise training in heart failure: Shaping your proteins

Aerobic exercise training restored the cardiac protein quality control system in rats, showed a new study. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation will get worse since the prevalence of heart failure will rise as the mean age of the population increases. Show More Summary

Study Identifies a Developmental Cause of Cardiac Hypertrophy

Investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a developmental cause of adult-onset cardiac hypertrophy, a dangerous thickening of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure and death. Reported online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the new findings could lead to targeted therapies for this condition.

High prevalence of preclinical heart failure in the population

(Boston)--According to a recent study of Framingham Study participants, nearly 60 percent of people have prevalent preclinical heart failure (HF) stages A and B. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. Show More Summary

Role of Gender, Aging in Heart Failure Focus of Study

Why do women have lower rates of heart failure than men for most of their lives? University of Guelph researchers have uncovered a possible clue - an actin binding protein called "CapZ" that also protects against heart attacks.Now they'll...Show More Summary

Rap Legend J. Prince -- Dwight Howard Needed 'Heart Transplant' ... To Succeed In Houston (VIDEO)

One of the most powerful men in music claims Dwight Howard's failure in Houston was cardiovascular... saying D12 would've needed a "heart transplant" to win a ring in H-Town. TMZ Sports got James Prince -- you might remember him as the Houston rap…

Homeless People Are Older and Sicker Than Ever Before. Here's One Way to Help.

"Everything," Tom Wesley answers when I ask what's ailing him. Diabetes. Multiple heart attacks. Chronic liver failure. "They've told me I'm dying." Wesley, a towering man in a salmon-colored corduroy shirt buttoned just at the top, is only 54. Show More Summary

Doctor who failed to revive Cameroon footballer faces homicide charge

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Bucharest (AFP) – The Romanian public prosecutor on Thursday said a doctor had been charged with homicide for not attempting to resuscitate Cameroon international footballer Patrick Ekeng, who died of heart failure last month. Ekeng,...Show More Summary

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