Health Problems

A role for circadian enhancers to prevent myocardial injury in the perioperative setting

Innovative cardioprotective strategies are of imminent demand. Nonfatal myocardial ischemia (MI) poses a significant risk to patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and these non-cardiac surgeries account for around 8 million myocardial injuries per year. Considering perioperative MI is the most common major cardiovascular complication, identifying factors that lead to cardiac disease onset and finding solutions […]

Pet Care

Handsome Sequoia Is Looking for a Loving Home!

One recent graduate of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC) is now looking for the right adopter in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. Sequoia is a gentle, sweet two-year-old looking to continue to gain his confidence. After graduating from the BRC, Sequoia was transferred to Wayside Waifs in Missouri, where he was made available for adoption. However, the sights […]

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Psoriasis linked with need for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension

Psoriasis is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular disease remains unknown. In a new Journal of Dermatology study, patients with hypertension and psoriasis more often required cardiovascular procedures and surgeries than hypertensive patients without psoriasis. The results suggest that hypertensive patients with concurrent psoriasis […]

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Hippocampus yields clues to treatment strategies for cognitive deficits in multiple sclerosis

A recent article by a team of international experts on multiple sclerosis (MS) underscores the importance of expanding the knowledge base about the hippocampus in order to better understand the genesis of cognitive deficits and develop new treatment strategies. The article, “The hippocampus in multiple sclerosis”, was published in The Lancet Neurology 2018;17:918-926. The burgeoning […]

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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient’s own digestive tract, not a doctor’s dirty hands or another patient’s cough, a small new study suggests. Stanford University researchers used new computer software to quickly identify the source of bloodstream infections among 30 patients. The findings […]

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This November 6, Make Your Vote Count for Animals!

It’s less than one month until Election Day! Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, remember to keep animal welfare issues front of mind. If humane candidates are not elected to office, we cannot pass humane laws—and the stakes are as high as ever this year. Although this isn’t a Presidential election […]

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The best probiotic foods for a healthful diet

Probiotics are microorganisms naturally present in the digestive tract that aid in digestion and reduce inflammation. While a person can take probiotic supplements, there are also many probiotic foods available. Learn more about probiotic foods in this article. Probiotic foods While there are several different classes and types of probiotics, some of the most common […]

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New model mimics human tumors for accurate testing of cancer drugs

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. Using this advanced model, researchers will be able to discover the safest and most effective ways to use promising drugs called MCL-1 inhibitors in the clinic. The work […]