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May 16, 2013 (Newswise) — Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of "bad" cholesterol. This discovery could lead to the development of new drugs to reduce the risk of heart disease.
"Our findings are important because they provide new targets for
May 15, 2013 (Newswise) — Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.
The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney tr
March 12, 2013 (Newswise) — Blood on your toothbrush can be a warning sign of gum disease. And, if you are overweight, it can indicate other serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Don't wait. Get to the dentist, advise two faculty members from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine's D
February 28, 2013 (Newswise) — Some patients are genetically prone to such dangerously high levels of cholesterol that no amount of diet, exercise and medications can reduce their cholesterol to safe levels.
So Loyola University Medical Center is offering a treatment called LDL apheresis, which is similar to kidney dialysis. Once every two weeks, a pa
Losing Weight Sooner Rather Than Later Gives the Best Chance of Reversing Heart Damage From Obesity, According to Mouse Study
March 4, 2013 (Newswise) — In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, who had been obese for a l