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Cancer may cause changes to the heart before treatment

Some types of cancer may alter the appearance and function of the heart, according to new research that analyzed people’s hearts before cancer treatment. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Having a history of cancer is linked […]

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Verbal fluency deficits in multiple sclerosis may reflect impaired language ability

Kessler Foundation researchers showed that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience subtle language impairments that standard neuropsychological tests may incorrectly attribute to impaired executive functions. The article, “The role of language ability in verbal fluency of individuals with multiple sclerosis” was published on February 16, 2021, in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. The authors are […]

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Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer

Next time you make a salad, you might want to consider adding mushrooms to it. That’s because higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study, published on March 16 in Advances in Nutrition. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 […]

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Longitudinal study tracks high blood pressure, stroke risk

For young and middle-aged adults, hypertension at baseline, at age 30 years, and at age 40 years is associated with an increased risk for stroke, according to a study published online March 29 in Hypertension. Yariv Gerber, Ph.D., from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and colleagues examined the longitudinal relationship between blood pressure (BP) and […]

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Newly developed AI uses combination of ECG and X-ray results to diagnose arrhythmic disorders

Kobe University Hospital’s Dr. Nishimori Makoto and Project Assistant Professor Kiuchi Kunihiko et al. (of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine) have developed an AI that uses multiple kinds of test data to predict the location of surplus pathways in the heart called ‘accessory pathways’, which cause the heart to beat irregularly. […]

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Black, Hispanic stroke survivors more likely to have changes in brain’s blood vessels

Intracerebral hemorrhage is a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding within the brain tissue. Survivors are at high risk of having another bleeding stroke. Most of these strokes are caused by changes in the narrowest blood vessels in the brain, a condition known as cerebral small vessel disease. A new study has found that […]

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Migraine linked to increased risk of high blood pressure after menopause

Women who have migraine before menopause may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure after menopause, according to a study published in the April 21, 2021, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Migraine is a debilitating disorder, often resulting in multiple severe headaches a month, and […]