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High blood pressure awareness, control improved with better access to primary health care

Having easier access to primary care physicians may increase high blood pressure awareness and control regardless of where a person lives, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular

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WIC participation associated with improved birth outcomes, lower infant mortality

A systematic review of the most recently available evidence has found that participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is likely associated with improved

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Low-dose steroids: Helping babies come off ventilators and preserving the heart at the same time

In the United Kingdom 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year. Many of them will be treated with steroids, such as dexamethasone sodium phosphate, to aid with lung development. A

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Seminar series offers deep dive on exercise and the heart

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology has issued a four-part focus seminar series on sports cardiology and of the impact of physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and exercise training

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Obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of cancer, decline in mental processing, increased blood clot risk

People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at an increased risk of cancer, according to a large study presented on Monday at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International

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Building momentum against Parkinson’s

A team led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School has taken a step toward solving a central mystery of Parkinson’s disease: What is the normal

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Method to characterize pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the brain microregions

The brain is the most advanced organ with various complex structural and functional microregions. It is often challenging to understand what and where the molecular events would occur for a

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