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Slower Care For Heart Attack Patients Treated Off Hours And Weekends

Heart attack patients treated with primary percutaneous intervention at hospitals after hours and on weekends wait longer to receive clot busters and other treatments and have a higher risk of death than those treated during regular hours.

New Heart Failure Guidelines Stress Early Diagnosis And Treatment

Early diagnosis and new treatments can help battle heart failure -- a growing national problem that causes 1 million hospital admissions each year.

Family Environment A Significant Predictor Of Adolescent Obesity

New ASU study examines the factors that contribute toward children becoming overweight or obese in early adulthood.

Oral Meds Good For Controlling Type 2 Diabetes In Children

Oral medications may control symptoms of Type II diabetes in children just as well as insulin injections, a new study reports.

Healthy Weight Means Healthier Blood Lipid Profile In Children

Study shows maintaining a healthy weight in children may be one good way for them to keep a healthy blood lipid profile and grow up with a happy heart.

New Insights Into The Early Development Of Diabetes

A study provides new information on the early steps in the development of IR and suggests why insulin-resistant people easily gain weight.

Life-Extending Protein Keeps Blood Sugar In Check

A protein that extends lifespan in yeast, worms, and flies keeps blood sugar under control in mice, reports a new study in the August Cell Metabolism.

Increasing Sugar Processing In The Liver Can Lower Blood Sugar

Increasing the concentration of a key regulator involved in glucose metabolism can improve the way the liver produces and disposes of the sugar glucose.

Overweight Kids Can Bounce Back To Normal Blood Pressure

Overweight children who can shed their puppy fat by age 14 can expect lower blood pressure, according to a University of Queensland study.

Action of Nitroglycerin For Chest Pain May Place Some Patients at Risk

Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels to boost blood flow, yet the mechanism by which the drug works has remained a matter of scientific controversy.

More Is Better, At Least In Angioplasty

Before patients get their clogged heart arteries re-opened, they may want to ask their doctor just how many such procedures he or she has done, a new study finds.

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Higher In Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients 50 And Older; Findings Offer...

1 in 120 people newly diagnosed with diabetes age 50 and older have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer--a risk that is eight times more than expected for the general population.

East Meets West In Effort To Prevent Diabetes: Researchers Using Traditional Chinese Exercises To...

In a study that is believed to be the first in the world to evaluate the effectiveness of Qigong and Tai Chi to combat the disease, PhD student Liu Xin has developed a series of exercises to reduce the risk of progression to Type 2 diabetes.

Bad Cholesterol: Genes Make The Difference

Why does it seem like some people can eat all the ice cream they want without increasing their cholesterol or gaining much weight? Because people's genes play an overriding role.

Obesity Lowers Likelihood of Receiving Preventive Health Care

Obese people are less likely to receive preventive services such as mammograms, Pap smears and flu shots from health care providers, according to an analysis of health care data.

Obesity Has Effect On Disability, Not Life Expectancy, For Adults 70+

New research shows that obese adults who reach the age of 70 are at no greater risk of dying than their non-obese counterparts, but they do have a much greater probability of spending their remaining years disabled.

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