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Medical Xpress / Zapping nerves with ultrasound lowers drug-resistant blood pressure

Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study ...

4 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Weighted "lottery" provides greater access to scarce COVID-19 medications

A weighted "lottery" designed to increase access to the antiviral drug remdesivir during the May-July 2020 COVID-19 surge for those most affected by the coronavirus, including members of the Black, Latinx and indigenous communities, ...

Medical Xpress / Novel monoclonal antibody can substantially lower triglycerides in patients with acute pancreatitis

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai. The fully ...

4 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Tailored, earlier heart failure rehab has physical, emotional benefits for patients

An innovative cardiac rehabilitation intervention started earlier and more custom-tailored to the individual improved physical function, frailty, quality-of-life, and depression in hospitalized heart failure patients, compared ...

4 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Removal of 'race correction' in pulmonary function tests highlights health disparity

By removing "race correction" from the interpretation of pulmonary function test (PFT) results, Black individuals were shown to have a significantly higher prevalence and severity of lung disease, according to research presented ...

Medical Xpress / Poverty associated with worse survival, fewer lung transplants in lung disease patients

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare lung disease that causes shortness of breath and low oxygen levels because of lung scarring, have worse outcomes if they live in poor neighborhoods, according to research ...

4 hours ago in Surgery
Medical Xpress / Multimodal therapy may hold key to treating aggressive childhood cancer

Research led by scientists at Children's Cancer Institute and published this week in the international journal, Clinical Cancer Research, has found a combination of therapies that appears to be highly effective against high-risk ...

4 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Novel rehab program improves outcome for older heart-failure patients, study finds

Heart failure (HF) - when the heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen through the body—affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States and is the primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Unfortunately, ...

4 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing ...

16 hours ago in Cardiology / Is your family 'CO safe' when big storms hit?

(HealthDay)—If you live in the path of hurricanes , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging you to be prepared.

15 hours ago in Earth / Rocket Lab's satellite launch from New Zealand site fails

California-based Rocket Lab said a launch of satellites from its facility in New Zealand failed Saturday.

16 hours ago in Astronomy & Space / Boom times for organic cocoa in Ivory Coast

Cocoa farmers across Ivory Coast, the world's biggest producer of the key ingredient for chocolate, are down in the dumps after prices for their commodity have fallen for the second year running.

16 hours ago in Biology