Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), is the most common heart arrhythmia, and a leading cause of stroke. AFib affects more than 30 million people worldwide, and one in four people over the age of 40 are at risk for developing it. Millions of people around the world are unknowingly living with AFib. Yet, two out of three strokes are preventable when AFib is detected and treated appropriately.
For decades now, investigators have been drawn to HIV vaccine research — a Holy Grail in anti-viral research that would have an enormous impact in a world that still sees two million new infections every year.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and NIH Director Francis Collins testified on Thursday before the House Energy & Commerce Committee on how their agencies have worked to implement provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act passed and signed by President Barack Obama a month before he left office.
While doctors, nutritionists and researchers have known for a long time that saturated fats contribute to some of the leading causes of death in the United States, they haven't been able to determine how or why excess saturated fats, such as those released from lard, are toxic to cells and cause a wide variety of lipid-related diseases, while unsaturated fats, such as those from fish and olive oil, can be protective.
Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problems to most people. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma and anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include red eyes, an itchy rash, sneezing and a runny nose, shortness of breath or swelling. Food intolerances and food poisoning are separate conditions.
The Prostate Health Index (phi) (Beckman Coulter) significantly changes urologists' opinions about whether men with certain results on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening should or should not undergo a prostate biopsy to assess for cancer, according to new observational research.
Over the past few years, more and more people have recognized the power of the blockchain to transform industries. In the over regulated, bureaucratic healthcare market, this is especially the case. Blockchain technology and innovative companies have the ability to revolutionize this market, create tremendous value, improve patient outcomes, create new treatments and pharmaceuticals while creating incredible companies that richly reward founders and management. Linda Health is one such company that is changing the market place with the blockchain. They have created a virtual medical assistant that is changing lives.
Monitoring disease activity in individuals with multiple sclerosis, either to predict flare-ups or to check treatment response, might be done with a simple blood test that measures levels of a nerve protein, according to a new study from Norway.
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