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cardiopulmonary bypass, semi-automated circulatory system

Developing a semi-automated circulation system for cardiopulmonary bypass

Asako Tokumine, PhD, Assistant Professor at Kindai University explains her work in developing a new cardiopulmonary bypass system.
survive without oxygen, embryonic living heart

Research shows hearts can survive without oxygen

University of Manchester and University of North Texas scientists identify that an embryonic living heart can be programmed to survive a low oxygen environment in later life.
early death

Patients with an ‘empathic’ GP at reduced risk of early death

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found.
tumour necrosis

Exploring the emerging role of tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group explores the emerging role of tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 including the challenges and opportunities in this vein.
healthy ingredients, tea

Spotlight on tea’s top healthy ingredients

Tea is the nation’s favourite drink and for good reason: it not only tastes great, but it’s good for our wellbeing as it is full of healthy ingredients.
fibre intake

Fibre and heart disease: simple ways to up your fibre intake

A new study supported by the World Health Organisation found that higher dietary fibre intake is associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases.
normal blood pressure

Millions unaware of what their normal blood pressure should be

Millions of Brits have no idea what their normal blood pressure should be, or even how tall they are, a new study has found
inflammatory bowel disease

Link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease

Research indicates a strong role in the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
chronic health issues

Active couch potatoes are at risk of chronic health issues

Employees are wrongly assuming that keeping active during leisure time will protect them from the danger of sitting for long periods when working in an office, a new study has found
heart disease deaths

Could escalating diabetes rates reverse success in reducing heart disease deaths?

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation ponders if escalating diabetes rates could reverse success in reducing heart disease deaths
heart disease

New research shows tea cuts risk of heart disease

Drinking four to five cups of tea a day lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke, new research reveals

Rebuilding tissues inside the human body

Scientific progress to grow new tissues outside of the human body led to first market approvals of living tissue-engineered implants The creation of living tissues to replace or repair damaged tissues or organs in the human body has defied clinicians and researchers for centuries. Yet, only by the end of...
coronary inflammation

Novel imaging biomarker to help predict coronary inflammation discovered

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford, and University of Erlangen have identified a novel imaging biomarker – and found it can be used to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries
Heart Age Test

Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their 'heart age' to help prevent heart attacks and strokes
heart disease

New class of drugs to reduce heart disease by targeting gut microbes

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in the United States have designed a potential new class of drugs that may reduce cardiovascular diseases by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut.
heart transplant

CARMAT confirms first heart transplant of patient previously implanted with artificial heart

CARMAT today confirms the announcement by the National Research Center for Cardiac Surgery on the successful transplant of a donor heart in the first international patient implanted with the CARMAT heart in October 2017
dyspnoea

An introduction to shortness of breath (dyspnoea)

NHS 24 provides an introduction to sudden shortness of breath, which is also known as breathing difficulty (dyspnoea)
tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: The effects on your heart

Many people don’t realise the harm that tobacco use does to the heart, a leading cardiologist has warned
hypnosis

How hypnosis could help the UK become a healthier nation

Research has found that the UK has the unhealthiest diet in Europe, consuming junk food that is as addictive as hard drugs but, hypnosis could be the key to eating healthier The UK currently consumes more processed food than Portugal, and four times higher than France, Greece or Italy. 50% of...
Dyspnoea

Technology interventions to address dyspnoea: Point-of-care lung ultrasonography

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group highlights technology interventions that address dyspnoea – focussing on point-of-care lung ultrasonography The Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (Schwartzstein and Adams, 2016), etymologically defines dyspnoea from the Greek dys (painful, difficult) and pneuma (breath). Clinically, dyspnoea constitutes a medical...

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