One pill with four drugs may lower heart risks in poor population
A single daily pill containing low doses of common medications might provide a simple, inexpensive way to reduce risks for heart attacks and stroke in underprivileged communities, researchers say.
A new study done at an Alabama health center that mostly serves people who are poor and black found... read more
Climate crisis is accelerating global spread of deadly dengue fever
Explosive outbreaks of dengue fever have rapidly spread in countries across Asia, killing more than 1,000 people, infecting hundreds of thousands and straining hospitals packed with sick families.
Scientists say hotter, wetter weather brought on by climate change has created ideal conditions for female mosquitoes to lay their eggs.... read more
Video Games Can Trigger Dangerous Arrhythmias
While sports can be risky for kids with arrhythmogenic cardiac conditions, researchers are now reporting four cases in which video games triggered syncope from ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.... read more
Mesh implants have similar outcomes to hysterectomy for vaginal prolapse repair
Mesh hysteropexy and hysterectomy had comparable outcomes, as per results of the Study of Uterine Prolapse Procedures - Randomized Trial (SUPeR). After three years, mesh hysteropexy had a 26% failure rate, while hysterectomy had a 38% failure rate.... read more
Few TAVR cases develop complications requiring open-heart surgery
Just 1 percent of patients undergoing the minimally invasive heart procedure transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have complications that require open-heart surgery, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.... read more