News and Research about Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases

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Heart Disease

Experts Say Reusing Cooking Oil May be Harmful to the Health of Your Heart

(NDTV, 10/1/2017)

Lifestyle diseases are one of the major threats to human health. Heart ailments account for a large chunk of the global mortality rate. Read More 

U.S Heart Failure Rates on the Rise

(CBS News, 1/27/17)

Heart failure rates are going up in the United States, according to a new report from the American Heart Association. Read More

Depression May Be As Hard on Your Heart As Obesity

( Huffington News. 1/18/17)

The condition is on par with high cholesterol and obesity as a risk factor for heart problems, new research finds. Read More 

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health Too?

(U.S News and Health, 1/18/17)

Researchers found that an inflammatory mechanism was dialed up in certain older adults, but not others. When it was highly activated, people often had high blood pressure and stiff arteries. Read More 

Study Claims Alcohol Abuse Links to a Higher Heart Disease Risk

(CNN News, 1/6/17)

Abusing alcohol increases the likelihood of suffering atrial fibrillation, heart attack or congestive heart failure, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More

Heart Disease Protein Linked to Brain Damage

(Medical Express, 12/6/16)

Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain damage, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. Read More 

Yo-yo Dieting May Increase the Risk of Heart Disease 

(Medical News Today, 12/1/16)

New research suggests that rapidly and repeatedly losing and regaining weight may increase the risk of death from heart disease. Read More 

Study Suggests that Heart Disease Patients May Need Fewer Blood Thinners 

(WSJ, 11/15/16)

Researchers said a study involving reduced doses of Johnson & Johnson’s anticoagulant Xarelto suggests it may be possible for patients with two types of heart disease to avoid the need for three different blood thinners to protect them from stroke and heart attack. Read More 

Are Vegetarian Diets Heart Healthier?

(Medical Express, 10/16/16)

Vegetarians are assumed to be healthier than carnivores, but a new study questions that assumption. It found meat eaters had no significantly greater risk of heart disease over 10 years compared to those who favored no-meat diets. Read More 

Calcium Pills Linked to Artery Buildup

(Fox News, 10/14/16)

People who take calcium supplements may be at increased risk for developing buildups of plaque in their arteries, which is a sign of heart disease, a new study found. Read More

Breastfeeding May Protect Mothers from Heart Disease and Cancer

(NDTV, 10/1/16)

Breastfeeding may not only be beneficial for babies, but also for their mothers – protecting them from premature death and serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. Read More 

Region of Body Fat Affects Risk of Heart Disease 

( Medical News Today, 9/27/16)

Some types of fat increase the risk factors for heart disease more than others, finds a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While belly fat and fat under the skin are both associated with new and worsening heart disease risk factors, the relationship was more pronounced in belly fat. Read More 

Report Finds that Sugar Industry Quashed Link Between Sugar and Heart Disease Nearly 50 Years Ago

(Forbes, 9/6/16)

A startling new report published today in JAMA Internal Medicinefound that more than 50 years ago, sugar industry-funded and guided research successfully suppressed findings linking sugar intake to an increased risk of heart disease. Read More 

How Much Exercise Do You Need to Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer?

(Today Show, 8/9/16)

The World Health Organization says that you should strive for a minimum of 600 metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes a week. The new research suggests aiming for five to six times that amount — 3,000 to 4,000 MET minutes/week — for maximum benefit. Read More 

Five Ways to Unclog your Arteries Naturally and Prevent Heart Disease 

(Newsmax, 8/3/16)

Adopt healthy habits in your daily routine to boost heart function and maintain vigorous blood flow throughout the body.Read More

Genetic Link Between Rare Heart Disease and Seizures Identified 

(NDTV, 8/2/16)

Researchers have identified a genetic link between a rare heart rhythm disease and an increased risk for seizures proving a clear association between the heart and the brain of such patients. Read More 

Global Study Finds No Link Between Heart Disease and Butter 

(Yahoo, 7/5/16)

Study has found no direct link between butter and heart disease. This animal fat could even be a better choice than sugar or starch. Read More 

Heart Disease and Cancer are Responsible for Nearly Half of All Deaths in the US

(Los Angeles Times, 7/5/16)

Heart disease was the No. 1 cause of death for Americans, killing 614,348 people in 2014, according to a government analysis of all death certificates filed in the country that year. Cancer came in second, causing 591,699 deaths. Together, the two diseases accounted for 45.9% of all deaths in the U.S., the report says.  Read More 

Consumption of Omega 3’s Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

(Science Daily, 6/29/16)

Global consortium of researchers banded together to conduct an epidemiological study analyzing specific omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers and heart disease. They found that blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood and plant-based foods are associated with a lower risk of fatal heart attack. Read More

Eating Broccoli May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease 

(NDTV, 6/27/16)

Eating broccoli three or four times a week may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma and several types of cancer, a new study has claimed. Read More 

Eating Chocolate Each Day Could Decrease Heart Disease Risk

(Science Daily, 04/28/16)

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition could lead to physicians recommending daily consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate. Read More 

Southern US Diet Tied to Heart Disease
(NY Post, 08/11/15)
People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with the Southern United States may be at an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study. Read More.

Younger Hysterectomies Tied to Heart Disease Risks
(HealthDay News, 08/06/15)
Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests. Read More. 

Can Using a Sauna Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
(MD Magazine, 08/05/15)
Increased frequency and length of sauna was associated with decreased risks of fatal disease, in particular cardiovascular related diseases, including sudden cardiac death. Read More. 

What Your Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health
(CBS News, 08/05/15)
Some 61 million American adults are at risk for losing their eyesight, but only half visited an eye doctor in the past year. And it turns out, vision loss isn’t the only reason to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Read More. 

Understanding Dangers of High Blood Pressure
(The Philadelphia Tribune, 08/04/15)
Most people don’t realize that high blood pressure is a risk factor for more than heart disease. Read More. 

Keeping Your Heart Healthy While You Exercise in the Heat
(News4Jax, 08/04/15)
When you’re exercising the heat and humidity makes it harder for the heart to pump blood throughout the body and keep you cool. As your heart pumps harder and strains, you sweat more making dehydration something heart patients need to really be aware of when working out. Read More. 

Trans Fats Contribute to Heart Disease
(The Bristol Press, 08/03/15)
Trans fats are a type of fat that contribute to heart disease. But not all fat is unhealthy; fat is a necessary nutrient for your health and some fats offer heart-protective benefits.  Read More. 

Non-invasive test predicts death risk from heart disease
(Cornell Chronicle, 07/07/15)
A noninvasive scan that determines the extent of plaque buildup in the heart accurately predicts the likelihood of heart attack or death over a 15-year period, a research team has reported. Read More. 

Good Fat Can Help Fight Heart Disease, Study Shows
(Chicago Tribune, 06/25/15)
Previously considered a health menace, the fat surrounding our hearts can have a protective quality that actually fights heart disease, researchers have found. Read More. 

High Blood Pressure in 20s Increases Heart Disease Risk
(The Health Site, 06/23/15)
Mild elevations in blood pressure considered to be in the upper range of normal during early adulthood can lead to subclinical heart damage by middle age, says a study. Read More. 

Poor Sleep Can Harm Your Heart Health, Too
(Huffington Post, 06/19/15)
Bad news for those who don’t catch enough Z’s on a nightly basis: Poor sleep increases the likelihood that you’ll suffer a heart attack or stroke. Read More. 

National Men’s Health Week: 8 Easy Steps to Lower Your Blood Pressure
(TODAY Health, 06/16/15)
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men — and not just older men who are out of shape. Read More. 

Breakthrough Points to Cure for Debilitating Heart and Lung Disease
(Medical XPress, 06/16/15)
A protein that targets the effects of a faulty gene could offer the first treatment targeting the major genetic cause of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, according to new research. Read More. 

New Heart Attack Drugs May Revolutionize Treatment Of Heart Disease
(Inquisitr, 06/11/15)
New drugs used for heart attack prevention may change the treatment of the disease forever. An FDA panel voted 13-3 recently to approve new drugs for heart attacks. Read More. 

Adult Diseases Can Strike Children Because of Poor Diet and Obesity
(Chicago Tribune, 06/01/15)
Recognizing obesity early and appreciating the cardiovascular decline it can pose for young children has become so important that the American Academy of Pediatrics established guidelines and recommendations for pediatricians, typically not accustomed to seeing the resulting cascade of health issues in their patients. Read More. 

Study Links Better “Good Cholesterol” Function with Lower Risk of Later Heart Disease
(Westmoreland Times, 05/28/15)
Largest-ever prospective study adds to evidence that HDL function is more important than HDL level. Read More. 

African-Americans at Lower Socioeconomic Levels Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease
(Medical XPress, 05/27/15)
African Americans at lower socioeconomic levels, particularly women and younger adults, are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than those in higher socioeconomic positions, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read More. 

Sugar Causes Heart Diseases
(The News Tribe, 05/21/15)
The research conducted by one the American Research Journal revealed that excessive use of sugar in beverages can cause cardiovascular diseases. Read More. 

Skipping Meals To Lose Weight Can Increase Belly Fat, Heart Disease Risk: Study
(Yibada, 05/21/15)
Missing meals can cause bigger changes in blood sugar, which can increase belly fat, heart disease risk and type-2 diabetes risk. Read More. 

Heart Disease Risk Higher In Black Women With Same Metabolic Problems As White Women
(Medical Daily, 05/20/15)
Researchers found that postmenopausal black women faced a higher risk of heart disease than white women, despite having the same number of metabolic abnormalities. Read More. 

Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Cuts Risk of Heart Disease
(Z News, 05/19/15)
The early detection and screening of Type 2 diabetes could result in substantial health benefits and reduce the risk of heart diseases. Read More. 

Study: Blueberries Could Prevent Heart Disease, Lower Blood Pressure
(WBALTV, 05/18/15)
New study shows 6 percent reduction in systolic blood pressure. Read More. 

Studies Find Pharmacists Help Patients Control Blood Pressure
(Medical XPress, 05/15/15)
Research by the University of Iowa found that patients with uncontrolled hypertension had better blood pressure control when being cared for by pharmacists working in care teams (with a physician, for example), than patients who relied mostly on a doctor for medication guidance. Read More. 

Your Diet and Heart Disease: Rethinking Butter, Beef and Bacon
(Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic, 05/14/15)
In case you missed something, Health Hub shares this roundup of the latest developments in our understanding of diet and heart disease. Read More. 

Health Alert: Body Shape Impacts Risk for Heart Disease
(Local 12 WKRC-TV, 05/13/15)
A new report said a person’s body shape might be an indicator of heart disease risk and curves might not be a bad thing. Read More. 

How Seasonal Changes Affect Type 1 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
(Wall Street OTC, 05/13/15)
Scientists might have an answer for why your body seems to be acting up during the winter. Read More. 

New Cause Discovered for Arterial Stiffness, a Contributor to Cardiovascular Disease
(Medical XPress, 05/11/15)
A research team has determined that smooth muscle cells, which line the interior of vascular walls, are a major contributing factor to vascular stiffness, one of the major causes of hypertension. Read More. 

Dieters With Symptoms Of Heart Disease Should Take It Easy On High-Protein Foods
(Medical Daily, 05/10/15)
Protein diets are popular, but new findings bring to light the dangers a plate packed with meat could bring people trying to lose weight. Read More. 

Strange and Overlooked Signs of Stroke in Women
(CBS News, 04/28/15)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, according to the National Stroke Association. Yet few women know some of the subtler, gender-specific signs of a stroke, or that women face some unique risk factors. Read More. 

High Fructose Corn Syrup Raises Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds
(CBS News, 04/22/15)
To combat the obesity and diabetes epidemic in the U.S. many experts have suggested that Americans reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets. Now a first-of-its-kind study directly links the syrup in sugary drinks to an increased risk of heart disease — and it doesn’t take much to cause problems. Read More. 

Vitamin Supplements Can Increase Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease
(The Guardian, 04/21/15)
Dietary supplements, such as over-the-counter multivitamins, do “more harm than good” and can increase the risk of developing cancer and heart disease, according to research in the US. Read More. 

6 Ways Heavy Drinking Could Put Your Health at Risk
(Yahoo!Food, 04/17/15)
Stick to one boozy beverage a day and you just might get a little help in staving off these six serious health issues. Read More. 

Yoga Is Good For the Heart, Too
(United Press International, 04/16/15)
New research suggests yoga may improve heart health just as much as conventional exercise, like a walk or bike ride.  Read More. 

New Study Links Divorce to a Higher Risk of Heart Disease in Women
(The Monitor Daily, 04/15/15)
According to a new study, women who have gone through a divorce are more likely to suffer from a coronary heart disease.  Read More. 

Study Details How Gum Disease Treatment Can Prevent Heart Disease
(Medical Xpress, 04/14/15)
A new study is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart.  Read More. 

Gratitude May Improve Heart Health
(University Herald, 04/10/15)
New research suggests that recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure.  Read More. 

PTSD Increases Risk for Heart Failure Among Veterans
(Healio Psychiatric Annals, 04/09/15)
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at greater risk of developing heart failure, even after adjusting for factors such as combat service and period of military service, according to recent research.  Read More. 

Minorities Have Greater Risk of Chronic Health Problems
(The Advertiser, 04/09/15)
April is National Minority Health Month, a time health organizations use to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.  Read More. 

Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease
(Medical Xpress, 04/08/15)
Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in pre-menopausal women, according to a new study.  Read More. 

Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Diabetes and Heart Disease Four Skin Conditions That Can Signal Other Health Conditions
(Yahoo Health, 04/08/15)
Itchy, irritated, or inflamed skin is certainly no fun, but did you know that skin troubles could be related to other health problems? Read More. 

Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Diabetes and Heart Disease
(Food Navigator, 02/27/15)
Skipping breakfast may typically be associated with obesity but a recent study on young women suggested it could also lead to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  Read More. 

Heart Disease, African-Americans, How To Administer Life-Saving CPR
(News One, 02/26/15)
African-Americans have higher incidences of all the chronic medical issues which include diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. These chronic ailments can also lead to heart disease. Read More. 

Cold and Flu Medications Pose Risks for Those with High Blood Pressure
(KCRG News, 02/25/15)
All medications carry risks of side effects and bad interactions, even over-the-counter meds. This warning is particularly specific to those suffering from high blood pressure. Read More. 

Review: More Whole Grains, Less Coronary Heart Disease
(Medical Xpress, 02/25/15)
Higher dietary intake of whole grains may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.  Read More. 

Novel Computer Model Designed to Understand Cardiovascular Diseases
(Medical Xpress, 02/25/15)
Researchers have developed a novel three-dimensional, multiscale and multicomponent model of endothelial cells monolayer, the inner lining of artery, to identify the cellular mechanisms involved in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Read More. 

Sauna Use May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Men
(Endocrinology Advisor, 02/24/15)
Men who use saunas frequently may be less likely to die from heart disease, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More. 

Get The Most Out of Your Blood Pressure Reading
(KCRG News, 02/23/15)
Blood pressure readings are one of the many tools doctors use to determine a patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read More. 

Does Your Child Have High Blood Pressure
(WPTZ News, 02/23/15)
How might you suspect hypertension—it’s difficult but a young child may be irritable, fail to gain weight, or feed poorly as the only signs if any do exist. As it persists, it may result in headache, vomiting, and palpitations of the heart.  Read More. 

Butterfly Effect and Computer Simulation Pave Way for Heart Disease Prediction
(Medical Xpress, 02/20/15)
Scientists are combining the principles of the butterfly effect and computer simulation to explore new ways of predicting and controlling the beginnings of heart disease.  Read More. 

Want Fewer Heart Problems? Brush and Floss Your Teeth
(Miami Herald, 02/20/15)
There may be a simple weapon against heart disease: a toothbrush.  Read More. 

How Potassium Fights High Blood Pressure
(Health24, 02/20/15)
Is it possible that high blood pressure and heart disease may not be caused by too much salt, but by an imbalance in our diets between sodium and potassium?  Read More. 

How Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure Affect Your Heart
(Fox13 News, 02/19/15)
When it comes to heart health, your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers count. High cholesterol, especially when combined with high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Read More. 

Financial Implications of Heart Disease
(WPTZ News, 02/19/15)
According to the American Heart Association, direct and indirect costs associated with heart disease are expected to double from $656 billion to $1,208 trillion between 2015 and 2030.  Read More. 

Association Between Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease Strong
(Montgomery Advertiser, 02/17/15)
Think sleep apnea — and the sleep lost from it — only affects your mental and physical health the following morning? It could also lead to heart diseases including high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure. Read More. 

Physically Active Women at Lesser Risk of Heart Disease
(Z News, 02/17/15)
Middle-aged women, who keep physically active at least few times a week, face lesser risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots.  Read More. 

Heart Disease: Myth vs. Reality
(ABC2 News, 02/15/15)
Dr. Stephen Pollock, a cardiologist with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, has offered insight into heart health and separating fact from fiction and myths from reality when it comes to dealing with coronary artery disease. Read More. 

Could You Have Heart Disease? 4 Signs Your Doctor Might Miss
(EmpowHER, 02/16/15)
Heart disease should not be missed and is more than crushing chest pain. If you are having these signs, tell your doctor right away. Read More. 

Rebounding From Heart Disease
(, 02/15/15)
If anything positive can be said about having a heart attack, it’s that it provides an incentive to take some protective steps. Here’s an action plan for any woman who has had a heart attack. Read More. 

Working out as a couple can help keep you heart-healthy
(Poughkeepsie Journal, 02/14/15)
Working out together as a couple is a great way to improve health. Here are some great ways to work out together.  Read More. 

Women Slower to be Diagnosed and Treated for Heart Disease
(Healthline News, 02/14/15)
Heart disease is often considered a man’s disease, but it kills more women than men in the United States. Slower diagnoses and treatment are partly to blame. Read More. 

Consuming Oily Fish Could Repair Damaged Blood Vessels
(Medical Xpress, 02/13/15)
Eating oily fish may not only keep your heart healthy, but it could actually help to fix damaged blood vessels faster, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. Read More. 

Firefighters at Increased Heart Disease Risk 
(Pantagraph, 02/13/15)
“Your blood pressure is up, the adrenalin is flowing,” said Dr. James McCriskin, cardiologist with Advocate Medical Group-Cardiology. “It’s a perfect soup mix to cause a plaque rupture in a heart artery, which can lead to a heart attack.” Read More. 

Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Obese Children’s Risk of Heart Disease
(Medical Xpress, 02/12/15)
Obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease through improvements in their weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive, according to Cleveland Clinic research published online by The Journal of Pediatrics. Read More. 

Blood Pressure-Lowering Treatment Lowers CVD, Heart Disease Risk Among Type 2 Diabetes Patient
(News Medical, 02/11/15)
Blood pressure-lowering treatment among patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and heart disease events and improved mortality, according to a recent study. Read More. 

Top 10 Myths About Heart Disease
(Sheboygan Press, 02/10/15)
How much do you really know about your heart’s health? It’s easy to be fooled by the misconceptions. Read More. 

Lower Your Cholesterol Now to Prevent Heart Disease
(The Globe and Mail, 02/09/15)
If you’ve been told your cholesterol is on the high side, take steps now to bring your number down.  Read More. 

Complications during pregnancy can predict future heart disease risk
(UT Southwestern Medical Center, 02/09/15)
Researchers have found that the risk of future heart disease doubles for women who have had complications during pregnancy. Read More. 

Stress After Heart Attack May Affect Women More
(TODAY Health, 02/09/15)
Family, work stress makes heart attack recovery tougher for women. Read More. 

The Heart of the Matter: Heart Disease and Women
(Press Enterprise, 02/07/15)
“The main difference when it comes to how heart disease impacts men versus women is that it tends to affect women later in life,” says Dr. Tong. Read More. 

12 Best Heart-Healthy Foods
(The St. James Leader Journal, 02/07/15)
Choose from a wide variety of heart-healthy selections so you can integrate these foods into breakfast, lunch, and dinner; your heart will be sure to thank you at the end of the day! Read More. 

Diabetes Multiplies the Risk of Heart Disease
(Lexington Herald-Leader, 02/06/15)
Individuals with diabetes have a significantly higher risk of heart disease. The facts are startling. Read More. 

Never Get Heart Disease
(MSN Health and Fitness, 02/06/15)
The smartest plan for attacking a heart attack is, of course, preventing one from ever happening. Choose three of the following preventive strategies that you’re currently not doing. Make them a habit. The closer to the top of the list you get, the more you reduce your risk of heart disease. Read More. 

Heart Disease Is On The Rise Among Younger Women
(Tampa Bay Times, 02/05/15)
Most of us, including many doctors, still consider heart disease a condition of older adults, mostly men and women over age 65. But recent research tells a different story. Read More. 

Nine Steps to a Healthy Relationship With Your Heart
(Huffington Post, 02/02/15)
By focusing on prevention, we are laying a solid foundation for our relationship with our heart that will help us steer clear of future problems. Read More. 

Know the Facts About Menopause and Heart Disease
(Courier-Post, 02/02/15)
Heart disease risk rises for everyone as they age, but, for women, symptoms can become more evident after the onset of menopause.  Read More. 

SALUD: Dr. Myriam Torres Discusses Cardiovascular Disease, Health Issues in the Latino Community
(Latin Post, 01/30/15)
Cardiovascular disease, particularly heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death among Hispanics in America.  Read More. 

Research Offers Hope for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
(Medical Xpress, 08/29/14)
Protein found to potentially reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease.  Read More. 

“Face Time” for the Heart Diagnoses Cardiac Disease
(Medical Xpress, 08/29/14)
With the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, the face can also reveal whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.  Read More. 

UCLA: Protein in “Good Cholesterol May Be a Key to Treating Pulmonary Hypertension
(UCLA, 08/28/14)
Using a rodent model, the researchers showed that a peptide mimicking part of the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), may help reduce the production of oxidized lipids in pulmonary hypertension.  Read More. 

Eating and Exercise Needs to Be a Part of Heart-Health Counseling; Say Docs
(TIME, 08/26/14)
The advice is an endorsement of the more formal counseling that more primary care doctors are relying on help their at-risk heart patients. Read More. 

A Molecule Discovered to Prevent and Treat Heart Failure
(MNT, 08/11/14)
A cardiac molecule could stop the condition in its tracks. Read More. 

Biowearable Could Give Real-Time Disease Updates
(Wired, 08/11/14)
It could be tweaked to help anyone with high blood pressure, lung disease and a variety of other diseases. Read More. 

New Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks
(Time Magazine, 06/26/14)
Stress can cause an overproduction of white blood cells, which can contribute to blockages. Read More. 

Blood Pressure Can Rise without Your Knowledge
(The Durango Herald, 06/22/14)
Because elevated blood pressure produces few, if any, symptoms in early stages, a blood-pressure check, at least yearly, is wise. Read More. 

New Heart Disease Therapy May Go Mainstream
(News4Jax, 06/08/14)
Chelation Therapy is an intravenous process to remove heavy, toxic metals from the body, makes an impact treating chronic diseases. Read More. 

Sugar Increases Risk of Heart Disease
(Forbes, 06/08/14)
PolyDNA Presents a Theory on the Underlying Biological Mechanism. Read More. 

A ‘Vaccine’ for Heart Disease Could Mean No Pills, Lettuce or a Gym
(Time Magazine, 06/11/14)
It’s the latest in gene therapy, and it’s lowered cholesterol and heart attacks in mice. People are next. Read More. 

Stem Cell Therapies Look Promising for Heart Disease
(Business Day, 06/01/14)
Stem cell therapies work as a complement to standard treatments, potentially cutting the number of deaths after a year. Read More. 

Blood Pressure Puts a Squeeze on Your Heart
(Visalia Times-Delta, 05/31/14)
High blood pressure affects nearly 67 million American, and about half of them are unaware of that. Read More. 

The Link Between Cancer And Heart Disease
(Only My Health, 05/17/14)
Cancer has been reportedly found to have an effect on cardiovascular system, although there’s a need for more researchers to confirm this. Read More. 

Fish Oil May Not Prevent Heart Disease After All
(The Washington Post, 05/16/14)
Controversy on whether the original study of showing benefits of fish oil was flawed. Read More. 

Why Americans Die Unnecessarily from High Blood Pressure
(Forbes, 05/15/14)
One third of American adults have high blood pressure, and it costs the nation $50 billion annually to treat it. Read More. 

Study: Biggest Risk Factor for Heart Disease In Women Over 30 Is Inactivity
(CBS, 05/09/14)
For women under 30, the biggest risk factor was smoking, but physical inactivity was the leading risk factor for heart disease in every other age group, from 30 to late 80s, outweighing even high BMI. Read More. 

New Cause of High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease Discovered
(Medical Xpress, 05/05/14)
 The key is the hormone, FGF23—Fibroblast Growth Factor 23. Read More. 

FDA Warns Not to Use Aspirin As Primary Prevention for Heart Disease and Stroke
(Salon, 05/06/14)
The risks associated with taking aspirin outweigh the benefits, if you have no history of cardiovascular disease. Read More. 

Stem Cells May Repair ‘Irreversible’ Heart Damage
(Forbes, 05/05/14)
Multiple studies show the encouraging effects of using stem cells to treat many diseases. Read More. 

Mysterious Heart Disease Gene Found by Canadian Science
(Digital Journal, 04/28/14)
After five years, researchers now know how one genetic variant works and how it contributes to the development of heart. Read More. 

Breakthough Shows Unique Garlic May Reverse Heart Disease
(NBC News, 04/29/14)
A specific form of garlic that you can buy in any health food store; may control, maybe even reverse heart disease. Read More. 

Marijuana, Heart Disease Link
(NBC News, 04/24/14)
Study shows pot use can cause serious cardiovascular problems . Read More. 

Less Dietary Salt Likely Key to Drop in Stroke Deaths

(The Clinical Advisor, 04/18/14)
Reductions in salt intake can decrease the number of stroke and ischemic heart disease deaths. Read More. 

Changing Cows’ Diet Could Help Tackle Heart Disease
(Medical Xpress, 04/16/14)
Supplementing a cow’s diet with oilseed variants cut the amount of saturated fat in its milk by over a quarter. Read More. 

Collaborative Care for Heart Disease
(NBC News, 04/16/14)
Researchers say “collaborative” care makes a huge difference in patient’s recovery from heart disease. Read More. 

Blood Pressure Guidelines Raised for Patients 60-and-Over
(Greenville Online, 04/13/14)
New guidelines relax the blood pressure control goal from 140/90 to 150/90 for seniors over 60 years old. Read More. 

Poor Oral Health Linked to Elevated Coronary Heart Disease Risk
(Medical Daily, 04/09/14)
A study from the University of Uppsala in Switzerland suggests that doctors should screen patients with poor dental health for heart-related ailments. Read More. 

Study May Help Heart Failure Through Parachute Device
(Health Canal, 04/09/14)
Parachute™ Ventricular Partitioning Device shows promise to treat heart failure. Read More.

Depression Can Increase Your Chances of Heart Failure by 41%
(Medical Daily, 04/04/14)
In comparison to those with no symptoms of depression, people with mild symptoms had a 5 percent increased risk of developing heart failure. Those with moderate to severe symptoms had a 40 percent increased risk. Read More. 

Consistent Control of Blood Pressure Helps Lower Risk of Second Stroke by 50%
(Science World Report, 03/28/14)
The level of blood pressure is considered ‘controlled’ if it is 140 mmHg over 90 mmHg or lower. Read More. 

Cardiovascular Disease Declines in Rich Countries but Grows Elsewhere
(Forbes, 04/03/14)
Diet, high blood pressure, and tobacco are the factors influencing the statistics. Read More. 

“Mini Hearts” Could Pump Blood Through Faulty Veins
(FARS News Agency, 04/04/14)
An experimental “mini heart” could help people with a medical condition that causes blood to pool in their veins by pumping their blood through the vessels and back to the heart. Read More. 

Diet Drinks Linked with Heart Disease, Death
(NBC News, 03/29/14)
A study found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular “event,” and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks. Read More. 

Married People Are Less Likely to Suffer Heart or Blood Vessel Problems, Researchers Find
(ABC, 03/28/14)
A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. Read More. 

A Better Way to Test Blood Pressure
(CBS, 03/31/14)
Checking blood pressure in both arms may help detect heart disease early. Read More. 

Study: Earl Grey Tea Can Lower Cholesterol, Reduce Chances of Heart Disease
(CBS, 03/31/14)
Earl Grey increases HDL (the “good cholesterol”), while lowering the levels of LDL (the “bad cholesterol”) which leads to heart disease. Read More.

More Severe Heart Disease Found in Patients with Vitamin D deficiency
(Medical Press, 03/27/14)
Study found patients with values lower than 10 mg/dl had a near two-fold increased rate of coronary atherosclerosis as compared with those showing normal levels. Read More. 

Cardiovascular Disease Related Deaths Drop After Implementation of Public Smoking Ban
(News Medical, 03/27/14)
Heart disease rates dropped after the implementation.  Read More. 

Study Shows Link Between High Birth Weight and Heart Disease
(Medical Press, 03/25/14)
Large birth weight is considered as those born above the 90th percentile, and occurs in approximately 10 per cent of all live births. Read More. 

WHO: Air Pollution Linked to Seven Million Deaths in 2012
(Deutsche Welle, 03/25/14)
Air pollution linked to lung and heart disease, bladder cancer and 7 million deaths, according to World Health OrganizationRead More. 

Texting May Cause Heart Disease and Breathing Problems in Later Life
(Mail Online, 03/26/14)
Chiropractic experts believe the hunching posture adopted by phone or tablet users can cause breathing problems, leading to cardiovascular issues later in life and a higher risk of death in older age. Read More. 

HD Circulating Endothelial Cell Blood Test to Detect Heart Attacks 
(Guardian Liberty Voice, 01/11/14)
Researchers have developed a new technique that allows researchers to detect the amount of damage caused by a heart attack. The new method is called the HD-CEC (Circulating Endothelial Cell) Test and allows diagnose to measure damage based on the amount of endothelial cells present in the blood. Scientists are hoping that the test can also be used as a tool for determining the risk of future heart attacks. Read More.

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Lung Disease

Study Says Device Can Detect Up to 17 Diseases by Our Breath

(FOX News, 1/5/17)

According to Smithsonian Magazine, scientists used the device to sample the breaths of more than 1,400 people and found it could diagnose 17 different diseases—Parkinson’s, lung cancer, kidney failure, MS, Crohn’s disease, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer, Read More

The Lung Cancer Symptoms Even Nonsmokers Should Know About 

(CNN News , 12/8/16)

Risk factors aside from smoking include a family history of the disease, as well as exposure to certain air pollutants, such as asbestos, arsenic, radon, even diesel fumes. Read More 

Older Patients Can Benefit from Lung Cancer Surgery 

(NPR, 11/27/16)

The study looked at more than 2,000 patients with Stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer who had surgery to remove their tumor. About 70 percent of the patients were 65 years old or older and about 30 percent were at least 75. Read More 

Three Reasons Why Nonsmokers Develop Lung Cancer

(Medical Daily 11/10/16)

Although the disease is often associated with smoking, according to the American Cancer Society, as many as 20 percent of people who die from lung cancer in the U.S. each year have never used a tobacco product. Read Now 

Smoking Causes Lung Cell Mutations 

(Newsmax, 11/7/16)

Researchers found that as many as 150 changes can happen to the lung cells of smokers each year because of cigarette use.

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Air Pollution Tied to Shorter Survival for Lung Cancer

(Fox News Health, 8/6/16)

Exposure to air pollution has long been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, and a new study suggests it might also be tied to a faster death from the disease. Read More

Middle Aged Individuals More Likely to be Diagnosed with Late Stage Lung Cancer 

(Science Daily, 6/14/16)

Younger patients aged 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data. Read More 

New Smart Phone App May Help Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer 

US News, 6/9/16)

A new smartphone app may help lung cancer patients live longer and better by monitoring their symptoms and alerting doctors to potential problems, researchers report. Read More 

Scientists Develop Breathalyzer Device to Detect Lung Cancer 

(Managed Care, 05/20/16)

A breathalyzer designed to detect the early signs of lung cancer is being tested at several British hospitals, with the aim of having the noninvasive technology in clinics in 2017, according to a Reuters report. Read More 

Examining the Prevalence of Lung Cancer Among Female Nonsmokers 

(Cure, 5/12/16)

Lung cancer among women who never smoked is twice as common than in men who never smoked  Read More 

Discovery of Lung Cancer Mutations Found Responsive to Therapies 

(Science Daily, 5/9/16)

A number of new driver mutations in lung cancer cells has been discovered that may be responsive to genomically targeted therapies and to immunotherapy. Read More 

Patients Immune System Fights Lung Cancer 

( Billings Gazette, 5/3/16)

First approved for lung cancer treatment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2015, immunotherapy drugs prompt a patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells by blocking checkpoints and breaking through a protein shield that normally hides the cancer from the body’s T cells. Read More 

Zinc and Iron May Lower the Risk of Lung Cancer

( Huffington Post, 4/27/16)

A new study suggests that high amounts of zinc might lower the risk of lung cancer by 42%, and iron from specific sources might also lower the risk. Read More 

A Simple Asthma Blood Test Could be Used to Diagnose Asthma

(CBS News, 4/24/16)

Penn State researchers previously showed that chemicals in the lungs and blood called microRNAs — miRNAs for short — which may regulate proteins involved in allergic inflammation, could be used as asthma biomarkers. Read More 

How our Lungs React During Asthma Attack

(NDTV, 4/3/16)

Scientists have discovered a new biochemical process, which reveals how the lungs operate during normal functioning and during asthma — a chronic respiratory condition marked by difficulty in breathing. Read More 

Black Lung Reborn: Why Everybody is Worried

(Safety Culture, 1/27/16)

Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be prevented. Read More 

WCLC: Smoking Cessation Reduces Mortality in Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening Volunteers
(The ASCO Post, 09/11/15)
Smoking cessation among patients enrolled in a low-dose computed tomography screening program is associated with a three- to five-time reduction in mortality, according to research presented at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Denver, Colorado. The Conference was hosted by the International Association of the Study of Lung CancerRead More. 

Lung Cancer Patients Avoiding Surgery with Improved Radiation Treatment
(KTRE ABC9, 08/06/15)
More than 150,000 Americans will die this year from lung cancer. With the average survival time of one year, according to the American Lung Association, it’s considered the deadliest form of the disease. Now there’s radiation treatment doctors say is showing positive results without having patients undergo invasive surgery, and it’s offered in East Texas. Read More. 

Be Aware of the Symptoms of COPD
(Bismark Tribune, 06/21/15)
COPD develops slowly and can worsen over time, so it is important to recognize and report signs and symptoms of COPD early. Read More. 

Immunotherapy Drug Improves Survival for Common Form of Lung Cancer
(Oncology Nurse Advisor, 06/18/15)
In a head-to-head clinical trial comparing standard chemotherapy with the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, researchers found that people with squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received nivolumab lived, on average, 3.2 months longer than those receiving chemotherapy. Read More. 

Breakthrough Points to Cure for Debilitating Heart and Lung Disease
(Medical XPress, 06/16/15)
A protein that targets the effects of a faulty gene could offer the first treatment targeting the major genetic cause of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, according to new research. Read More. 

Wearable Ventilation Device Increases Endurance in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease
(Healio Pulmonary, 06/12/15)
Use of a non-invasive open ventilation system in pulmonary rehabilitation significantly improved mean exercise duration by approximately 63% in patients with chronic respiratory disease, according to study results. Read More. 

Scientists Discover ‘Highly Effective’ New Biomarker for Lung Cancer
(Medical XPress, 06/03/15)
Scientists have found a protein that circulates in the blood that appears to be more accurate at detecting non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than currently available methods used for screening. Read More. 

Opdivo (Nivolumab) Treatment Found to Offer Higher Overall Survival in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
(Lung Disease News, 06/02/15)
Promising data on a Phase III trial to assess the safety and efficacy of nivolumab in the treatment of non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer was recently presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Read More. 

Exercise May Blunt a Woman’s Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
(Health Day, 06/02/15)
Physical activity may reduce a woman’s risk of lung or breast cancer, a pair of new studies suggest. Read More. 

Poor, Rural US Regions Have Higher Prevalence of COPD
(Lung Disease News, 05/21/15)
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is influenced by residency location and income. Read More.

Study Finds Decrease in Lung Disease By Taking Aspirin Thrice a Week
(Lauderdale Daily News, 05/19/15)
Aspirin is not only able to cure headache but it possesses more important function, a new study finds, even though it is known to have some positive effects on cardiovascular diseases. The Aspirin can slow down the lung disease if not eliminate the deadly disease. Read More. 

Cuban-Developed Lung Cancer Vaccine Could Arrive in US
(ABC News, 05/13/15)
As U.S. relations with Cuba thaw, one unexpected byproduct could be the introduction of a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine in the U.S. called Cimavax, an innovative vaccine that was developed to help treat lung cancer patients in Cuba. Read More. 

Living Well With COPD: Challenges and Options
(U.S. News, 05/11/15)
Although COPD is a progressive disease, the promising news is it is preventable and treatable, especially if diagnosed in its early stages. Read More.

Protein Found to Play a Key Role in COPD-Related Lung Damage Due to Cigarette Smoke and Viral Infection
(Lung Disease News, 05/11/15)
Researchers have recently discovered that a particular protein called interleukin-15 (IL-15) plays a key role in the induction of lung damage caused by cigarette smoke and influenza virus infection (commonly known as the flu virus). Read More.

New Insights Into How Cigarette Smoke Increases Inflammation In Lung Cells
(Lung Disease News, 05/07/15)
In a recent study, researchers show that cigarette smoke induces low levels of RelB expression in the lungs, a phenotype that may increase the risk for certain individuals to develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Read More.

Finding Points to a Cause of Chronic Lung Disease
(Medical XPress, 04/21/15)
Scientists have long suspected that respiratory viruses—the sort that cause common colds or bronchitis—play a critical role in the long-term development of chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Read More.

Medicare Covering Lung Screenings to Reduce Cancer Deaths
(News Press, 04/20/15)
The Affordable Care Act considers it an essential health benefit that insurers must cover for “high-risk” current and former smokers and, as of February, so does Medicare.  Read More.

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer
(Health Day, 04/19/15)
A new drug that boosts the immune system’s cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.  Read More. 

Lung Cells Can Regenerate Themselves, Finding Could Bring New Disease Cures
(Tech Times, 04/13/15)
Lung tissue is better at regenerating itself after injury than previously thought, a discovery that could improve the treatment of some lung and breathing disorders, researchers say.  Read More. 

Surgery Improves Survival Rates for Patients with Lung Cancer
(Healio, 04/08/15)
Resection resulted in greater overall survival and disease-specific survival rates compared with no surgery for patients with lung cancer, according to study results.  Read More. 

Healthy Diet Linked to Lung Health
(Channel News Asia, 02/26/15)
Among its many rewards, eating a healthy diet might help protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study.  Read More. 

Physician Highlights Risks of Frigid Weather For People With Chronic Respiratory Diseases
(Lung Disease News, 02/19/15)
Patients who suffer from chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the health risks associated with cold temperatures.  Read More. 

Smoking Is Even More Dangerous Than We Thought
(Daily Mail, 02/16/15)
Scientists link the habit to five extra diseases, bringing the total to 26. Read More. 

American Lung Association Reveals Five Tips to Help Quit Smoking
(Lung Disease News, 02/13/15)
Given the prevalence of lung cancer and COPD among those who smoke, quitting smoking is on the top of the to-do list for many Americans. To help smokers effectively quit smoking and maintain it, the American Lung Association recently released five helpful tips. Read More. 

58 Million Nonsmokers Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Report Warns
(Lung Disease News, 02/10/15)
According to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every four people in the United States is exposed to secondhand smoke. This means 58 million non-smokers are still at risk of the serious complications cigarette smoking can cause. Read More. 

Medicare coverage of CT lung cancer screening can save more lives
(News Medical, 02/08/15)
Medicare’s final decision to cover computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening gives seniors at high-risk for the disease access to care that can save more lives than any cancer screening test in history.  Read More. 

A Healthier Diet May Lower Your Risk of Lung Disease
(Youth Health, 02/07/15)
People who eat a healthy diet that is low in red meat and contains a lot of whole grains and nuts appear to have a lower risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Read More. 

We’re All Going to Die; DNA Strands on the End of Our Chromosomes Hint When
(Lab Manager, 02/05/15)
DNA end caps, called telomeres, are the great predictors of life expectancy: the shorter your telomeres, the shorter your lifespan. But that’s not the only thing these fascinating strands of DNA predict. Shorter telomeres also indicate a greater chance for bone marrow failure, liver disease, skin disease and lung disease.  Read More. 

E-cigarettes ‘May Harm the Lungs and Immune System”
(BBC news, 02/05/15)
In experiments on mice, scientists found that e-cigarette vapour could harm the lungs and make them more susceptible to respiratory infections.  Read More. 

$49 Lung CT Scan
(ABC30 Action News, 02/03/15)
Doctors say we can still win the lung cancer battle if we start early and with intervention. One woman won the fight and it only cost her 49-dollars.  Read More. 

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Chronic Lung Disease
(Medical XPress, 02/03/15)
A healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD), finds a study published in The BMJ this week.  Read More. 

New Screening Tools to Detect Lung Disease
(CHEST, 10/21/14)
Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease.   Read More. 

Machine to keep lungs alive for transplant tested
(The Bellingham Harold, 08/17/14)
This can greatly extend the possibility of transplanting them into a needy recipient.  Read More. 

Can Your Breath Tell That You Have Cancer?
(Yahoo! Health, 08/13/14)
Cancer cells (and other diseased tissues) have an altered metabolism that leaves a chemical “footprint” in the air exhaled by patients.  Read More. 

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Lung Disease
(Mail Online, 05/17/14)
Researchers found excessive fat around the waist and low levels of physical activity are linked to the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Read More. 

New Drug Treats Lung Cancer
(Mail Online, 05/17/14)
Scientists are reporting success treating advanced lung cancer with drugs such as nivolumab. Read More. 

World’s First Rotated Lung Transplant Succeeded
(The Daily Herald, 05/15/14)
The entire left lung of a female patient with an intractable lung disease was removed, and replaced by the lower lobe of her husband’s right lung. Read More. 

E-Cigarettes May Cause, Worsen Acute Respiratory Disease
(HCP Live, 05/08/14)
The emissions from electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have distinct properties from those produced by combustion processes and may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases. Read More. 

Scientists Find Protein That May Slow Down Deadly Lung Disease
(MNT, 05/07/14)
A new study suggests a protein molecule may slow the disease down. Read More. 

Fungal Allergy Can Lead to Lung Disease
(Bio News, 04/24/14)
Fungal Allergy Can Lead To Asthma, Opening The Door To Bronchiectasis, Other Serious Lung Diseases.  Read More. 

Stem Cell Procedure for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Offers Alternative to Lung Transplants
(Pulmonary Hypertension News, 04/24/14)
Stem cell procedure can be as effective as lung transplant. Read More. 

Lab Turns Skin Cells Into Human Airway Tissue
(Bio Science Technology, 04/22/14)
Stem cells can help scientists study the molecular basis of lung diseases. Read More. 

Lung Disease Treatment without Major Surgery
(The Wall Street Journal, 04/14/14)
Placing metal coils into the lung could treat pulmonary disease without surgery.  Read More. 

Lung Cancer Survival Stats Reveal Poor Outlook
(BBC News, 04/03/14)
An analysis of almost 85,000 cancer patients’ experiences of the NHS in England from 2004 to 2011. Read More. 

Dangerous Dust: Government Pushes to Improve Workplace Safety
(NBC News, 04/04/14)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing new limits that would cut in half the amount of silica dust that workers are exposed to, which causes lung disease. Read More. 

Common Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Provide Relief to Patients Suffering from Chronic Lung Disease
(News Medical, 03/25/14)
The drugs – known as statins – were found to help alleviate the chronic coughing associated with the disease for some patients. Read More. 

Lung Cancer Survival Stats Reveal Poor Outlook

(BBC News, 04/03/14)
An analysis of almost 85,000 cancer patients’ experiences of the NHS in England from 2004 to 2011. Read More. 

New Lung Cancer Scan Detects Early Stages of Lung Cancer
(WIFR, 03/23/14)
The National Cancer Institute reports a 20% drop in lung cancer deaths as the screenings are catching cancer at its earliest stages, before tumors show up on x-rays. Read More. 

WHO: Air Pollution Linked to Seven Million Deaths in 2012
(Deutsche Welle, 03/25/14)
Air pollution linked to lung and heart disease, bladder cancer and 7 million deaths, according to World Health OrganizationRead More. 

Lung Cancer Decreases as Vaping Increases
(Guardian Liberty Voice, 01/11/14)
Although long-term studies on the affects of e-cigarettes have yet to be conducted, statistics show that rates of lung cancer cases have decreased while the number of e-cigarette users has grown. Read More. 

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Blood Disease

Insulin Pump Halves Risk of Death from Heart Disease
(DNA, 08/12/15)
People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy have almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections, a new Swedish study has found.  Read More. 

How Diabetes Harms the Brain
(TIME, 07/08/15)
There’s fresh evidence that unchecked blood sugar can affect the brain, which may lead to drops in cognitive functions. Read More. 

5 Things You May Not Know About Disease-Fighting Fiber
(TODAY Health, 06/02/15)
A new European study found that over a 10-year period, people reporting a fiber intake of around 20-26 grams of fiber daily, when compared with those reporting a low fiber intake, had a lower rate of developing type 2 diabetes. Read More. 

How Seasonal Changes Affect Type 1 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
(Wall Street OTC, 05/13/15)
Scientists might have an answer for why your body seems to be acting up during the winter. Read More. 

Can Blueberries Help Control Blood Pressure In Women?
(Hartford Courant, 05/11/15)
Daily consumption of blueberries has been shown to lower blood pressure and lessen arterial stiffness in post-menopausal women, according to a new clinical trial. Read More. 

Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices
(UC San Diego Health System , 04/17/15)
Novel technology could improve device design, improve post-stroke recovery.  Read More. 

Detecting diabetes in children before symptoms appear
(Reuters, 04/09/15)
Doctors may be able to detect type 1 diabetes in children before they exhibit any symptoms of the disease, new research from Sweden shows.  Read More. 

5 Ways to Naturally Reduce Your Blood Pressure 
(TIME, 02/19/15)
Left unchecked, high blood pressure can lead to heart attack and heart disease, as well as other conditions, including stroke and kidney damage. The good news? We don’t necessarily have to turn to medications to lower it.  Read More. 

Mutation Order Reveals What Cancer Will Do Next
(New Scientist, 02/18/15)
In every cancer, there are hundreds of mutations, but some have more of an effect on the disease than others. It has now been shown that a cancer’s path changes depending on which of these “driver mutations” comes first. This affects how the cancer develops, and which treatments are likely to work best.  Read More. 

Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Increases Risk of Diabetes
(Business 2 Community, 02/14/15)
A new study finds that children exposed to tobacco smoke prenatally have an increased risk of developing diabetes later in life. Read More. 

Blood Type Can Affect Brain Function 
(Scientific American, 02/08/15)
Blood type may affect brain function as we age, according to a new large, long-term study. Read More. 

Shattered Chromosome Cures Woman of Immune Disease
(AAAS, 02/05/15)
A girl who grew up with a serious genetic immune disease was cured in her 30s by one of her chromosomes shattering into pieces and reassembling.  Read More. 

Lab on a Chip Turns Smart Phones Into Mobile Disease Clinics
(AAAS, 02/04/15)
Researchers have designed a cheap, easy-to-use smart phone attachment (shown above) that can test patients for multiple deadly infectious diseases in 15 minutes.  Read More. 

Scripps Offers New Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease
(Medical Xpress, 02/04/15)
A doctor at Scripps Green Hospital this week became the first in California to use a new drug-coated balloon to treat peripheral artery disease in a patient since regulatory approval of the IN.PACT Admiral device in January by the Food and Drug Administration.  Read More. 

Blood From Ebola Survivors Could Help Spur New Disease Treatments 
(FOX News, 02/04/15)
Emory University in Atlanta is now leading a government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the deadly virus to test a novel way of treating infectious disease. Read More. 

American Red Cross Encouraging African-Americans to Donate Blood
(Richmond Confidential, 01/30/15)
More than 70,000 people suffer from sickle cell disease, but an estimated 90 percent of them are of African descent. Since the majority of sickle cell disease patients are African-American, the American Red Cross is making an effort to encourage the African-American community to become blood donors.  Read More. 

New Antibiotic Teixobactin Kills Drug-Resistant Superbugs
(LA Times, 01/07/15)
A previously uncultured bacterium, Eleftheria terrae, is able to make teixobactin, a new antibiotic for which there is no detectable resistance. Read More. 

Blood Type Could Determine Risk of Certain Health Problems
(CBS, 11/05/14)
Research shows different blood types are linked with different health concerns. Read More. 

Researchers Uncover Genetic Network that “Fuels” Aggressive Form of Leukemia
(MNT, 09/05/14)
A genetic network that drives an aggressive form of the condition and its precursor disease – myelodysplastic syndrome – paving the way for new treatment strategies has been uncovered. Read More. 

For Children With Sickle Cell Anemia, Regular Blood Transfusions Cut Chances Of Stroke By 58%
(Medical Daily, 08/25/14)
The intensive treatment may not be necessary for all young children with the disease. Read More. 

Researchers Discover Hormone That Controls Supply of Iron in Red Blood Cell Production
(Medical Xpress, 06/01/14)
A UCLA research team has discovered a new hormone called erythroferrone, which regulates the iron supply needed for red blood-cell production. Read More. 

Identification of Genetic Mutations Involved in Human Blood Diseases
(Medical Xpress, 04/28/14)
A dozen mutations in the human genome that are involved in significant changes in complete blood counts and that explain the onset of sometimes severe biological disorders. Read More. 

Umbilical cord blood transplants become standard
(, 04/21/14)
A transplant of cord blood shows promise to cure rare genetic diseases. Read More. 

Solution to Platelet “Puzzle” Uncovers Blood Disorder Link
(Red Orbit, 04/08/14)
Melbourne researchers have solved a puzzle as to how an essential blood-making hormone stimulates production of the blood clotting cells known as platelets. Read More. 

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