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Elevated blood pressure is linked to increased risk of aortic valve disease - Dotemirates

Elevated blood pressure is linked to increased risk of aortic valve disease

People who have long-term raised blood pressure have an increased risk of aortic valve disease (AVD) - problems with the valve that controls how blood is pumped from the left ventricle of the heart out into the main artery, the aorta. In a study of 5.4 million adults in the UK, published in the European Heart Journal today (Thursday), researchers found that above a systolic of 115 mmHg, every additional 20 mmHg was associated with a 41% higher risk of aortic stenosis (AS) and a 38% higher risk of aortic regurgitation (AR) later in life. Compared to people who had...


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Washington: Green Tea has once again been found as the Hail Mary for not just obesity, but various other inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health, finds a recent study. The study was done on mice to find out what other benefits can green tea provide and was published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The researchers found that the mice who were fed a diet of 2 per cent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea's potential benefits in people at high...
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Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib," and they're typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which works best? Two new trials may have the answer. Researchers say ablation and medicines perform similarly in protecting a-fib patients from stroke, death and other complications. However, ablation may beat out drug therapy over the long term, reducing recurrences of a-fib and related hospitalizations for years to come, researchers say. Patients who got ablation -- where a catheter is used to tweak...
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Examining the bacteria and viruses in the noses of children could give clues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, a new study has found. Lung infections are a leading cause of death in under-fives worldwide. The study found the make-up of bacteria and viruses was altered in the noses of children with respiratory infections. Researchers say the study helps explain why some children are more prone to developing infections than others. It could also be key to preventing serious lung infections. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that the differences indicated the severity of the...

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With several new shortcuts to weight loss emerging every day and top-notch marketing skills like attractive posters, advertisements in magazines, billboards, even pop-ups on phones, it is becoming impossible not to consider these methods. One of the most prominent shortcuts is consuming weight loss pills and supplements with no form of exercise. Prominent products that are available online and over the counter are Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones, Hydroxycut, Sibutramine, Fenproporex, Dinitrophenol and several others. Gautam Raj, a trainer says, “Due to the social pressure to lose weight, I sought the help of weight loss pills and that is definitely a...

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Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Current treatments can slow or stop the disease getting worse, but they can't regress it. Now, scientists have designed a molecule that could not only curb heart failure but also improve the heart's blood pumping ability. A new molecule could help prevent heart failure. The researchers in Brazil and the United States who developed and tested the experimental drug have named it "SAMβA," which is short for "selective antagonist of mitofusin 1-β2PKC association." When the researchers gave it to rats with heart failure, the molecule not only...
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Save lives, urges first expat in Dubai who underwent kidney transplant

Sudden kidney failure, along with the subsequent painful dialysis required three times a week, was what put Ryan Marcos on the waiting list of kidney transplant patients in 2016. However, despite being an ideal candidate for a transplant, he did not have a live donor and in 2016, the UAE law did not allow for organ transplants from the deceased."I did not have a way out and had to undergo the painful dialysis three times for four hours each week," Ryan (name changed) told Khaleej Times. As luck would have it, just a year later in 2017, the UAE passed...