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Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190418141717.htm

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research. The team say the discovery … Read the rest

Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=220312

Title: Health Tip: Antidepressant Precautions
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Diabetes Has Lethal Consequences in Asia

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Theheartorg/~3/EeJxK5L7xdw/912038

Pooled analysis that included over 1 million adults showed substantially increased risk for all-cause and cause-specific death among those with diabetes; Asian-specific management programs are…

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To Accelerate the Diagnosis of Preeclampsia, Consider Measuring Maternal Placental Growth Factor

https://www.jwatch.org/na48875/2019/04/16/accelerate-diagnosis-preeclampsia-consider-measuring

In a U.K. trial, low PlGF had remarkable sensitivity for diagnosing preeclampsia.

Only Half of Patients Taking Statins Reach Cholesterol Targets: Study

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=220298

Title: Only Half of Patients Taking Statins Reach Cholesterol Targets: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324801.php

Scientists repurposed an accessible bioinformatics tool to find DNA mutations, some of which occur at high levels in people with major depressive disorder.

13 Salmonella illnesses reported in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota and Washington

https://www.salmonellablog.com/salmonella-outbreaks/13-salmonella-illnesses-reported-in-connecticut-iowa-illinois-minnesota-new-york-north-dakota-and-washington/

Jensen Tuna of Louisiana is recalling frozen ground raw tuna sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled tuna was individually packaged in one-pound … Read the rest

Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190318132626.htm

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to … Read the rest

Urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio and asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis in hypertensive patients

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41371-019-0201-3

Urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio and asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis in hypertensive patients

Urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio and asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis in hypertensive patients, Published online: 18 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41371-019-0201-3

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Could 'mirror neurons' explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324974.php

When rats see other rats in pain, their brains activate the same group of nerve cells that become active when they themselves are in pain, research shows.