http://ift.tt/2ufVB2c People who take care of their heart health in young adulthood may have larger brains in middle-age, compared to people who do not take care of their heart health, according to a study.
http://ift.tt/2ueFxxF A model that predicts a single heart cell’s response to dwindling supplies of oxygen has been developed by researchers. Specifically, it evaluates a cell’s ability to keep producing ATP — a cell’s primary fuel source — and stay alive, even as it is increasingly deprived of oxygen.
http://ift.tt/2uezN72 Researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. The survey, they say, is believed to be one of the first to formally test PCPs’ knowledge of current professional guidelines for such screening.
http://ift.tt/2uE2I55 Only about 7 percent of older adults who smoked used a prescription smoking cessation medication within 90 days after being discharged from a hospital following a heart attack, according to a study.
http://ift.tt/2vDknHv Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with late onset menopause, concludes new research.
http://ift.tt/2tn8c56 Recent advances in reducing hospital readmission rates for three key medical conditions occurred without causing an increase in death rates, according to a new study.
http://ift.tt/2tCwbII Infections in surgically implanted heart valves are more common in patients who have been given a biological prosthetic valve than in those with a mechanical one, a study shows.