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Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases - February 15, 2019
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.
New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases - February 14, 2019
Scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases.
Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified - February 14, 2019
A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep.
Diet drinks may be associated with strokes among post-menopausal women - February 14, 2019
In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association between diet drinks and stroke risk was stronger in obese women and in African-American women.
Immunological scarring from celiac disease - February 14, 2019
Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with celiac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study.
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