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Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:36
Hospital admissions for a dangerous heart infection related to intravenous drug use increased by 436 percent from 2012-2017 at a medical center in a region hit hard by the nation's opioid crisis, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.

Study shows resistance training as viable option to prevent type 2 diabetes

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:32
A new study published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews points to the benefits of exercise, especially resistance training, for preventing type 2 diabetes.

Low-carb diets linked to atrial fibrillation

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:23
Low-carb diets are all the rage, but can cutting carbohydrates spell trouble for your heart? People getting a low proportion of their daily calories from carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and starchy vegetables are significantly more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.

Knee pain not associated with daily walking levels in people with knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:19
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:10
Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on alcoholism

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:03
New research published in Depression and Anxiety indicates that, unlike other anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on alcoholism.

Study suggests close link between cognitive function and oral health in older adults

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 23:54
In a Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology study, poor cognitive function in older adults was associated with poorer oral health and higher risk of tooth loss in later life.

Anti-inflammatory drug shown to promote cardiac reprogramming

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 23:50
Once damaged, the human heart does a poor job of repairing itself, so this is a key priority for treating heart failure. One way of restoring cardiac function is to reprogram non-cardiac body cells such as fibroblasts into heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) using a collection of cardiac transcription factors.