Study: Abortions Remain Safe Following Lifted Restrictions on MifepristoneDecember 14th 2021
The study examined government health data on 315,000 abortions in Ontario between 2012 and 2020, finding no increase in abortion-related health complications following the removal of restrictions on mifepristone.
Red Blood Cells Play Significant Role in Immune System, Bind Cell-Free DNAOctober 26th 2021
The study found that this DNA-binding capability triggers removal of the cells from circulation, driving inflammation and anemia during severe illness, meaning that red blood cells play a larger role in the immune system than previously thought.
Alcohol Consumption Can Quickly Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Certain PatientsAugust 31st 2021
The investigators said these findings run counter to existing theories that alcohol can be cardioprotective, and instead suggest that reducing or avoiding alcohol might help to mitigate adverse effects.
Moderated Alcohol Intake May Reduce Stress Signals in the Brain, Improve Cardiovascular HealthMay 7th 2021
According to the authors of the study, the finding suggests that reducing stress-related brain signals can be heart protective, and other therapies with the same effects but fewer adverse effects than alcohol should be pursued.
American Heart Association Advises Considering Medication for Certain Patients With Stage 1 HypertensionApril 29th 2021
Medication should be considered for patients with slightly elevated blood pressure who do not respond to 6 months of healthy lifestyle changes, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) published in Hypertension.
National Organization Brings Awareness to Rosacea TreatmentsMarch 31st 2021
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on this potentially serious disorder that is estimated to affect over 16 million individuals in the United States.