Preventing heart disease should be a priority for people with Type 2 diabetes

DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2020 — Even when risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are optimally controlled, adults with Type 2 diabetes still have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. “Previous studies have shown that people…

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Cleveland Clinic led trial shows drug effective in 96% of patients with recurrent pericarditis

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:34 P.M. ET, Monday, November 16, 2020, Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic researchers leading a global clinical trial have found that rilonacept, an FDA approved drug for other inflammatory diseases, resolved acute pericarditis episodes and reduced risk of pericarditis recurrence. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at…

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Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Biochar — a charcoal-like substance made primarily from agricultural waste products — holds promise for removing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater. That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers that conducted a novel study that evaluated and compared the ability of biochar derived from two common leftover agricultural…

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