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Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

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A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for...
22-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Twenty-Five Little Bones Tell a Puzzling Story About Early Primate Evolution

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A cache of exquisitely preserved bones, found in a coal mine in the state of Gujarat, India, appear to be the most primitive primate bones yet discovered, according to a new analysis.
15-Aug-2016 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds 1 in 3 Former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression

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A so-called meta-analysis of reports on more than 4,000 patients suggests that almost one in three people discharged from hospital intensive care units (ICUs) has clinically important and persistent symptoms of depression, according to researchers...
15-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Pressure Diet Improves Gout Blood Marker

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A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. Further, the...
11-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Disease Gene Linked to Telomerase Abnormalities in Some Cases of Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema

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Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new disease gene that, when mutated, appears to increase the risk in a small number of people of developing emphysema and a lung-scarring condition known as pulmonary fibrosis.
9-Aug-2016 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Needle Biopsies for Noninvasive Breast Cancer: Routine Hormone Receptor Analysis Wastes Millions

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For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first "needle" biopsy is both unnecessary and wasteful, according to results of a study led by Johns...
9-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dormant Copies of HIV Mostly Defective, New Study Shows

After fully sequencing the latent HIV “provirus” genomes from 19 people being treated for HIV, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that even in patients who start treatment very early, the only widely available method to measure the...
8-Aug-2016 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

To Beat Hypertension, Take the 'Clinic' to the People

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Eliminating racial disparities in the outcomes of programs to control blood pressure can be accomplished with a few one-on-one coaching sessions delivered by health professionals —but not if the program requires people to get to a clinic,...
4-Aug-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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