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Drug a dud for diastolic heart failure

A drug that blocks the action of a key hormone did not significantly improve a set of cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diastolic heart...

New guidelines for skin abscesses caused by MRSA

Antibiotic-resistant infection is most common cause of skin infections in US It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired...

Cushing’s syndrome: A genetic basis for cortisol excess

An international team of researchers led by an endocrinologist at LMU has identified genetic mutations that result in uncontrolled synthesis and secretion of the...

Genetic disorder causes strokes, vascular inflammation in kids

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified gene variants that cause a rare syndrome of sporadic fevers, skin rashes and recurring strokes, beginning early...

New implant can reduce sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent

Implantation of a sleep apnea device called Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can lead to significant improvements for patients with obstructive sleep apnea...

Tripling tobacco taxes would avoid 200 million tobacco deaths

Tripling taxes on cigarettes around the world would reduce the number of smokers by one-third and prevent 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer...

Drivers engaged in other tasks about 10 percent of the time

Drivers eat, reach for the phone, text, or otherwise take their eyes off the road about 10 percent of the time they are behind...

Fertility treatments keep multiple births high

Fertility technology in the United States has a huge influence on the frequency of twins, triplets, and other multiple births, according to new estimates...

Renal artery stents lead to similar outcome versus medication-only

A commonly used stenting procedure to treat plaque build-up in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based therapy,...

Urine biomarker test can diagnose as well as predict rejection of...

A breakthrough non-invasive test can detect whether transplanted kidneys are in the process of being rejected, as well as identify patients at risk for...

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