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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found a lipid naturally produced by the body is capable of reducing inflammation caused by a specific bacteria and virus. The bacteria being studied is Francisella tularensis (tularemia), a life-threatening disease that can be difficult to diagnose. It is typically spread to humans through the bite… Read More »
Testing on mice has shown that partial hearing can be restored using drug therapy. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Iowa have been studying a molecular mechanism that underlies a form of deafness named DFNA27. Their findings suggest that a new treatment option might be available for people who are… Read More »
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed a biomagnetic technique that can assess the health of a fetus in the third-trimester. Specifically, it looks at the brain and heart heath of fetuses who have been exposes to opioids. A recent pilot study compared a group of women who had been exposed to… Read More »
The National Institute of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health have released a great health resource that is available instantly at your fingertips! The mobile app HerbList is available for free on the Apple store and on Google Play. HerbList was designed to give consumers access to information about popular herbs… Read More »