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Targeting ANGPTL3 Can Significantly Lower Cholesterol
 

(HealthDay News) Two research groups report successfully reducing cholesterol in humans by using different methods to block the angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) gene. The findings were published in the New...
Fri, 26 May 2017 CARDIOLOGY

CDC: Alzheimer’s Mortality Up 55 Percent From 1999 to 2014
 

As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have risen 54.5%, and in many cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, research published in the CDC’s Morbidi...
Fri, 26 May 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Location of Body Fat Can Indicate Obesity-Related Cancer Risk
 

Both body mass index (BMI) and location of excess fat on the body are good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk, a meta-analysis in the British Journal of Cancer suggests. Researchers analyzed data...
Fri, 26 May 2017 BREAKING NEWS

ATS: Bronchial Thermoplasty Has Lasting Benefits for Asthma
 

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT), which uses three radio-frequency treatments to open the airways of adults with asthma, is beneficial for up to two years for patients with inadequately controlled asthma, ac...
Fri, 26 May 2017 ALLERGY

New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries
 

The American Medical Association (AMA) offers an interactive module free to members that addresses ethical questions for physicians. Topics include potential boundary violations in treating self, family...
Fri, 26 May 2017 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Calls, SMS Can Increase Adherence to FIT CRC Screening
 

(HealthDay News) Telephone calls and short message service (SMS) can improve the likelihood of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) pick-up and return, according to a research letter published in JAMA Oncolo...
Thu, 25 May 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock
 

(HealthDay News) For patients with vasodilatory shock that does not respond to high-dose vasopressors, angiotensin II increases blood pressure, according to a study published in the New England Journal ...
Thu, 25 May 2017 CARDIOLOGY

Blood Test for Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Feasible
 

A blood test has been developed for identifying pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) — a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis, research in Science Translational Medicine suggests....
Thu, 25 May 2017 BREAKING NEWS