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Study helps explain why exercise guards against heart disease

Regular exercise protects the cardiovascular system by reducing risk factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure. “But we believe there are certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease that are not fully understood,” says Matthias Nahrendorf, MD, Ph.D., of the Center for Systems Biology at MGH. In particular, Nahrendorf and his team wanted to better understand […]

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Harvard undergrad’s AI model helps to predict TB resistance

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis—the top infectious killer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—is the bacterium’s ability to shapeshift rapidly and become resistant to multiple drugs. Identifying resistant strains quickly and choosing the right antibiotics to treat them remains difficult for several reasons, including the bacterium’s propensity to grow slowly […]

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Mandated neonatal abstinence reporting helps quantify cases

(HealthDay)—Mandated neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) surveillance and reporting allows state health departments to quantify incidence and informs programs and services, according to research published in the Jan. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Shahla M. Jilani, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues reviewed […]

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Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 — Pictorial presentation of silent atherosclerosis contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in The Lancet. Ulf Näslund, Ph.D., from the Umeå University in Sweden, and colleagues examined whether ultrasound-based pictorial information about subclinical carotid atherosclerosis improves prevention in an open-label, randomized trial. […]