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PURE study, Physical Activity

Being Active Saves Lives Whether a Gym Workout, Walking to Work or Washing the Floor

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The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, shows any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate.

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air pollution and human health, Kidney Infection

Breathing Dirty Air May Harm Kidneys

Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. Scientists culled national VA databases to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people over a period of 8.5 years, beginning in 2004. The scientists compared VA data on kidney function to air-quality levels collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The study is published Sept. 21 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Heart Attack, Reprogrammed Cells, Cardiomyocytes, Fibroblasts, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Importance of Lifetime Care for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients

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Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.D.In the last decade, the number of adults living with congenital heart disease began exceeding the number of children living with congenital heart disease, even as treatments improved. That means more and more people are in need of adult care. “The transition from pediatric to adult care can be difficult to navigate,” said Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.

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Heart Disease, Women, surgical revascularization, arterial grafts, Coronary Artery Disease, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Fraser D. Rubens, MD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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Finding a Natural Defense Against Clogged Arteries

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Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified an unexpected natural protective factor against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.

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Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

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In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.







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