Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body’s needs. Patients with NIDC struggle because the heart’s ability to pump…

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They Love Trash

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Soph Nielsen was sewing garbage onto her black T-shirt (a chicken wing, a crushed Bud Light can, a plastic fork) and struggling to attach a snarl of crusty pad thai. “This is to get people to see the trash,” she said, her fingers slick with grease. “We don’t want to be…

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Medical News Today: The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall…

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Medical News Today: Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation

Are omega-3 supplements as beneficial as researchers once believed? Not when it comes to inflammation, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestOmega-3 supplements are not as beneficial for health as people once thought. Recent studies show that taking supplements to increase vitamin D and omega-3 levels may not reduce systemic inflammation. The new research, which…

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