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Younger men receive faster care for heart attacks, angina compared with women of same age, study shows

Younger men receive faster care for heart attacks, angina compared with women of same age, study shows

A new study indicates that in younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, men are more likely to receive faster care compared with women. The study, published in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) also found that gender-related factors affected access to care for both men and women. To understand why sex differences in mortality exist in younger men and women with acute coronary syndrome, researchers included 1123 patients aged 18 to 55 years recruited from 24 centres across Canada, 1 in the United States and 1 in Switzerland Continue reading

Novel marker, possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular calcification identified

Novel marker, possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular calcification identified

Cardiovascular calcification (deposits of minerals in heart valves and blood vessels) is a primary contributor to heart disease, the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Unfortunately, there currently is no medical treatment for cardiovascular calcification, which can lead to acute cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction and stroke, as well as heart failure,” says Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, Director of the Vascular Biology Program at the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Continue reading

Novel marker, possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular calcification identified

Novel marker, possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular calcification identified

Cardiovascular calcification (deposits of minerals in heart valves and blood vessels) is a primary contributor to heart disease, the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Unfortunately, there currently is no medical treatment for cardiovascular calcification, which can lead to acute cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction and stroke, as well as heart failure,” says Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, Director of the Vascular Biology Program at the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Continue reading

Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Feb. 1, 2013 — Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have developed a novel computer algorithm to easily quantify a major risk factor for breast cancer based on analysis of a screening mammogram Continue reading

Needless abdominal CT scans can be avoided in children, study says

Needless abdominal CT scans can be avoided in children, study says

Feb. 1, 2013 — A study of more than 12,000 children from emergency departments throughout the country in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) has identified seven factors that can help physicians determine the need for a computed tomography (CT) scan following blunt trauma to the abdomen. Continue reading

Physical activity and modernization: Heart disease indicators almost non-existent among Tsimane, indigenous population

Physical activity and modernization: Heart disease indicators almost non-existent among Tsimane, indigenous population

Jan. 31, 2013 — Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and a sedentary lifestyle is often cited as a major contributing factor. Continue reading

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

Jan. 31, 2013 — Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents — up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Continue reading

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

Jan. 31, 2013 — Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents — up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Continue reading

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Jan. 31, 2013 — A New York-based physician-researcher from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, best known for his research into fertility and twinning, has uncovered a potential connection between autism and a specific growth protein that could eventually be used as a way to predict an infant’s propensity to later develop the disease. Continue reading

Hospital patient loads often at unsafe levels, physician survey says

Hospital patient loads often at unsafe levels, physician survey says

Jan. 28, 2013 — Nationwide, more than one-quarter of hospital-based general practitioners who take over for patients’ primary care doctors to manage inpatient care say their average patient load exceeds safe levels multiple times per month, according to a new Johns Hopkins study. Continue reading