Pure Omega-3 prescription drug markedly reduces first, repeat and total CV events

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl — a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA — significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic events, including heart attacks, strokes and related deaths, among people at high cardiovascular risk despite already being on statin therapy, according to […]

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Scientists identify compounds in coffee which may inhibit prostate cancer

For the first time, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This is a pilot study, carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse model; it has not yet been tested in humans. Source: Scientists identify compounds in coffee which may inhibit […]

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The robots that dementia caregivers want: Robots for joy, robots for sorrow

A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers wanted the robots to fulfill two major roles: support positive moments shared by caregivers and their loved ones; and lessen caregivers’ emotional stress by taking on difficult tasks, such as answering […]

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Eight new unique gene mutations in patients with hereditable heart muscle disease

Researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or diseased coronary arteries. Source: Eight new unique gene mutations in patients with hereditable heart muscle disease

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Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of early mortality

The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death–particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of US men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women. Source: Higher consumption of sugary […]

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