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Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline
More time spent standing rather than sitting could improve your blood sugar, fats in the blood and cholesterol levels, according to a new study published today (Friday) in the European Heart Journal... (Medical News Today)

First reports of robotic surgery for advanced vena cava tumor thrombus due to kidney cancer
Surgeons describe positive outcomes in The Journal of UrologySurgery is required when cancer of the kidney causes a Level III thrombus, or clot, to develop in the major vein leading back to... (Medical News Today)

Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure
A Japanese study that followed the sodium intakes and blood pressures of healthy people confirms dietary sodium is associated with hypertension. (Medical News Today)

One in 4 patients with defibrillators experiences boost in heart function over time
Findings highlight dynamic nature of disease and need for ongoing risk assessmentA Johns Hopkins-led study of outcomes among 1,200 people with implanted defibrillators -- devices intended to... (Medical News Today)

Some stroke treatments proven to reduce health care costs
Use of mechanical thrombectomy on qualifying stroke patients could result in major savings to the healthcare economy in the United Kingdom (U.K. (Medical News Today)

'Worm spitting' offers insights for heart research
The discovery of a nerve cell that controls spitting behavior in worms could increase our understanding of how our brain and nervous system regulates organs like the heart. (Medical News Today)

Texas Children's Hospital cuts waitlist times for pediatric heart transplant patients
Revised waitlist protocols focus on donor heart size and patients' severity statusLong waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation. (Medical News Today)

Temple-led research analyzes impact of case volume on outcomes for DVT treatment
Temple-led research found higher institutional case volume is associated with improved outcomes for catheter-based blood clot removal in patients with deep vein thrombosis of the legsPatients who... (Medical News Today)

BIDMC research shows endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm is safe
Study shows less invasive procedure has improved over time and helps patients recover fasterEach year, nearly 40,000 Americans undergo elective surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm with... (Medical News Today)

New study indicates ankle-brachial index associated with mild cognitive impairment
In a large population-based study of randomly selected participants in Germany, researchers found that mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurred significantly more often in individuals diagnosed... (Medical News Today)

CPR from bystanders can save lives
A new study suggests people's chances of surviving cardiac arrest are higher when ordinary bystanders promptly intervene and start CPR before emergency services arrive. (Medical News Today)

Study: Popular new anticoagulants drive increase in atrial fibrillation treatment
Warfarin therapy declining as use of new anticoagulants skyrocketsMore adults than ever are visiting their doctors' offices for a prescription to treat atrial fibrillation, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

MoveSense app makes cellphone an oxygen saturation monitor for heart and lung patients
Patients suffering from chronic cardiopulmonary diseases could soon have a solution to help them accurately monitor their health and warn doctors at the first sign of trouble. (Medical News Today)

Studies find increase in use of bystander interventions for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; associated with improved outcomes
Two studies in JAMA find that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators by bystanders and first responders have increased and were associated... (Medical News Today)

Treatment with antibiotic dicloxacillin associated with decrease in INR levels among patients taking vitamin K antagonists
Researchers have found an association between treatment with the antibiotic dicloxacillin and a decrease in international normalized ratio (INR; a measure of blood coagulation) levels among... (Medical News Today)

European Commission approves Repathatm (evolocumab) for treatment of high cholesterol
Amgen has announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for RepathaTM (evolocumab), the first proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor to be... (Medical News Today)

Higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest among black people
A new study of the residents of Portland, OR, has reported that the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest may be twice as high among black people than white people. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive decline may be uncommon after heart procedures: Antibiotics overprescribed in the VA health system
1. Evidence questions link between heart procedures and cognitive declineA systematic evidence review published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that cognitive decline following regularly... (Medical News Today)

Desperate shortage of donors as UK heart transplant waiting list doubles in five years
The number of people desperately waiting for a heart transplant has more than doubled in just five years, according to the latest statistics. (Medical News Today)

30-year study shows that moderate hormone suppression may be enough in thyroid cancer
A study of long-term thyroid cancer outcomes shows, among other findings, that moderate suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which drives the disease, may be as beneficial as more... (Medical News Today)

Resveratrol, quercetin could provide new options for cancer therapy
Resveratrol and quercetin, two polyphenols that have been widely studied for their health properties, may soon become the basis of an important new advance in cancer treatment, primarily by improving... (Medical News Today)

Body temperature may trigger sudden cardiac death
Scientists, including SFU professor Peter Ruben, have found that sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature. (Medical News Today)

New survey shows two out of five UK GPs under estimate the prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
Sanofi UK, with the endorsement of HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity, has today launched a new campaign to help break family cycles of early heart disease and death from Familial... (Medical News Today)

Hydraulic fracturing linked to increases in hospitalization rates in the Marcellus Shale
Pennsylvania residents in counties with high well density more likely to be admitted for suite of ailmentsHospitalizations for heart conditions, neurological illness, and other conditions were... (Medical News Today)

Wildfire smoke could increase risk of heart problems
Researchers investigating the impact of wildfires in Australia find an association between exposure to wildfire smoke and incidence of cardiovascular health events. (Medical News Today)

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