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Among effective antihypertensive drugs, less popular choice is slightly safer

Sun, 2021-07-25 20:00
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Two drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure are equally effective as single-drug therapies, but one is slightly safer, a new study has found.
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New statement provides path to include ethnicity, ancestry, race in genomic research

Sun, 2021-07-25 20:00
(American Heart Association) Historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups and Indigenous peoples have significant cardiovascular health inequities, and these groups are underrepresented in genetic and genomic research.Almost 80% of participants in genomic research are of European ancestry, yet this group makes up just 16% of the global population.Heart-disease risk calculations and information about how different populations respond to treatment with medicines based on genetic studies are less accurate when used to assess risk for historically underrepresented or Indigenous peoples.
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New research identifies cancer types with little survival improvements in adolescents and young adul

Sun, 2021-07-25 20:00
(Wiley) Survival rates for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer have varied considerably depending on cancer type. A new study indicates that survival for multiple cancer types in such patients has improved in recent years, but some patients diagnosed with common cancer types still show limited survival improvements. The results are published by Wiley early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
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Goal-setting and positive parent-child relationships reduce risk of youth vaping

Sun, 2021-07-25 20:00
(University of Pittsburgh) Adolescents who set goals for their future and those with strong parental support are less likely to use e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, according to a new survey of nearly 2,500 high school students. The findings suggests that strategies to prevent youth vaping may be different from what works to dissuade youth from smoking cigarettes.
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Two types of blood pressure meds prevent heart events equally, but side effects differ

Sun, 2021-07-25 20:00
(American Heart Association) In an analysis of almost 3 million patients taking a single high blood pressure medication for the first time, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) were as good as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors at preventing cardiovascular events linked to hypertension, including heart attack, stroke and heart failure.51 possible side effects and safety concerns were examined: The patients taking ARBs were found to be significantly less likely to develop tissue swelling, cough, pancreas inflammation and bleeding in the digestive tract.
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New study sheds light on function of sex chromosomes in turtles

Sat, 2021-07-24 20:00
(Iowa State University) A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist sheds light on how organisms have evolved to address imbalances in sex chromosomes. The study looks at a species of softshell turtle, but the results could help to illuminate an important evolutionary process in many species. The research centers on a process known as sex chromosome dosage compensation.
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