Global health disparities could be reduced considerably by 2035 using an investment framework, according to a report published Dec. 3 in The Lancet.
Even metabolically healthy obese are at increased risk of all-cause mortality and/or cardiovascular events, according to a review published in the Dec. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The effects of liberal transfusion protocols on outcomes in heart disease patients with anemia are mixed.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday began the process of regulating compounding pharmacies. Under the Drug Quality and Security Act, signed into law Nov. 27 by President Barack Obama, these pharmacies are being encouraged to register with the FDA. The agency will then classify them as outsourcing pharmacies, enabling them to sell bulk drugs to hospitals and other health care facilities.
For patients with heart failure, fragility is associated with the perception of quality of life, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Family living arrangements during childhood seem to have a long-term impact on blood pressure (BP) and the risk of hypertension among black men, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Hypertension.
Physician volunteer programs can revive doctors' passion for medicine, according to an article published Nov. 11 in Medical Economics.
Consumption of an energy drink containing taurine and caffeine increases the contractility of the left ventricle an hour later, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held from Dec. 1 to 6 in Chicago.
Guidance has been issued relating to transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation; the document has been published online Nov. 25 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.