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A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay

It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research has found that people who took advantage of a midday … Read the rest

A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A low-carb diet is one strategy to help manage diabetes symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. In this article, learn why a low-carb diet helps, what to eat, … Read the rest

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Title: Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)
Category: Medications
Created: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

What to know about a low-protein diet

People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.… Read the rest

Managing MINOCA: A New Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

Patients with myocardial infarction but without obstructive coronary artery disease require special approaches in diagnosis and management.

Rare gene mutations may prevent heart disease

A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study. The study finds that protein-truncating variants in the apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene are linked … Read the rest

Lowering blood pressure prevents worsening brain damage in elderly

Elderly people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, who took medicine to keep their 24-hour systolic blood pressure around 130 mm Hg for three years showed significantly less accumulation … Read the rest

Intravenous Gene Transfer With an AAV9 Vector Expressing Human <=-Galactosidase in Type II GM1 Gangliosidosis;lupd_s=05%2F04%2F2019&amp;lupd_d=14

Conditions:   Lysosomal Diseases;   Gangliosidosis;   GM1
Intervention:   Biological: AAV9-GLB1
Sponsor:   National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

How much coffee is too much for the heart?

In a large new study, researchers identify ‘the tipping point’ for consumption after which coffee can increase a person’s cardiovascular risk.

Effect of Cholesterol Level on Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury of Non-cardiac Surgeries;lupd_s=05%2F03%2F2019&amp;lupd_d=14

Condition:   Acute Kidney Injury
Sponsor:   Peking University First Hospital