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March 18, 2019

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March 18, 2019

Pure Omega-3 Prescription Drug Markedly Reduces First, Repeat and Total CV Events

Mar. 18, 2019 — Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic ... read more

New Practice Corrects Pump Function in Heart Failure

Mar. 18, 2019 — New results pave the way for a new standard of care to improve the heart's pump function in selected patients with heart ... read more

How a Positive Work Environment Leads to Feelings of Inclusion Among Employees

Mar. 18, 2019 — Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new ... read more

Tilt Training Prevents Fainting, Study Suggests

Mar. 18, 2019 — Tilt training effectively prevents fainting, according to new research. The program also improved quality of life, reduced the worry and fear about future fainting and enabled patients to return to ... read more

Oral Bacteria in Pancreas Linked to More Aggressive Tumors

Mar. 14, 2019 — The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, researchers report. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and ... read more

Bacteria 'Trap' Could Help Slow Down Antibiotic Resistance

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial ... read more

Non-Invasive Imaging Technique Valid for Identifying Small Airway Disease in Lung

Mar. 14, 2019 — Landmark study confirms ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... read more

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Could Help Patients Unable to Take Statins

Mar. 13, 2019 — A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side ... read more

Democracy Linked to Global Health Gains in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Mar. 13, 2019 — A new study suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality, such as noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and ... read more

Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks Is Flawed, Warn Researchers

Mar. 13, 2019 — The blood test used to diagnose a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) in patients admitted to hospital can be misleading, warn researchers in a new ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — A research team has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care ... read more

Stress Hormones Promote Breast Cancer Metastasis

Mar. 13, 2019 — Scientists have deciphered the molecular mechanisms linking breast cancer metastasis with increased stress hormones. In addition, they found that synthetic derivatives of stress hormones, which are ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — About one in 20 women develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, which can be life-threatening to both moms and babies. However, it is difficult to diagnose because symptoms often mimic those of a normal ... read more

New Method to Assess Platelet Health Could Help ER Doctors

Mar. 13, 2019 — Researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted ... read more

Most Deaths in Children Aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil, Mexico Are Preventable

Mar. 12, 2019 — Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Cuts Lung Cancer Screening False Positives

Mar. 12, 2019 — Right now, 96 percent of people who screen positive for lung cancer don't actually have a malignant growth. Machine learning can rule out cancer in a third of them, saving time, money and ... read more

Hip Replacement Patients Can Skip Hip Precautions, Study Suggests

Mar. 12, 2019 — Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new ... read more

Web Tool Aims to Better Inform and Refine Need for Treatment in Early Prostate Cancer

Mar. 12, 2019 — A new tool to predict an individual's prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side effects, say ... read more

Cancer Imaging Technology Can Help Reveal Life-Threatening Pregnancy Disorder

Mar. 12, 2019 — An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new study ... read more

Opioid Crisis: Only a US Phenomenon?

Mar. 12, 2019 — Addiction to prescription opioids has reached a crisis level in the United States. Now the drug is causing concern across the Atlantic. Researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden urge caution after ... read more

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