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Polymer-based stents noninferior for patients with high bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—Polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting stents are noninferior to polymer-free drug-coated stents among patients at high bleeding risk undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Stephan Windecker, M.D., from Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, and colleagues conducted a randomized, single-blind trial to compare polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting […]

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Reconnecting with nature key for the health of people and the planet

Individuals who visit natural spaces weekly, and feel psychologically connected to them, report better physical and mental wellbeing, new research has shown. Alongside the benefits to public health, those who make weekly nature visits, or feel connected to nature, are also more likely to behave in ways which promote environmental health, such as recycling and […]

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Eating after 6pm could be bad news for your heart

Eating after 6pm could be bad news for your heart because the digestive system is less efficient at night leading to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that govern everything including sleep  Study found time-restricted eating was able to reverse type 2 diabetes in mice We produce less […]

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A New Buddy for Obu

Sometimes in life, unpredictable events happen, and circumstances change. This happened for Amardeep S. when he moved to New York City from Los Angeles. He originally brought his feline companion with him, but sadly had to surrender his cat when he could no longer provide the care they needed.  As the years passed, the painful […]

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Novel compound is promising drug candidate for Alzheimer’s disease

A newly identified compound is a promising candidate for inhibiting the production of amyloids, the abnormal proteins that form toxic clumps, called fibrils, inside the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. As published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemical Communications, the compound—known as “C1″—uses a novel mechanism to efficiently prevent the enzyme gamma-secretase […]