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Researchers regenerate heart cells in mice

Myocardial infarction, or MI, causes irreversible necrosis of heart muscle secondary to prolonged ischemia. Scar tissue begins to build almost immediately, leading to the loss of contractile myocardium, which is a frequent cause of chronic heart failure. However, a new...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Succinct as it is, the catch-all term of "mental illness" rarely captures the entire breadth of health issues its sufferers can go through. As the mind goes, so goes the body, and vice versa. Or perhaps more accurately, so goes the heart, according to a new study in Psychological...

source: Medical Daily

A freshman baseball player at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, had a heart attack in the middle of a recent game, and likely would have died if it weren't for staff training and a portable defibrillator. Jackson Elkins was playing in a home game on April 27 when...

source: KPTV-TV

Indiana high school students will be required to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation under new state legislation recently signed into law that gets rid of a provision that had allowed schools to opt out of CPR training. Indiana began requiring...

source: American Heart Association

Drugmakers have pulled the plug on their cardiovascular outcomes trial for the diet drug bupropion/naltrexone (Contrave) after data from the first quarter of the trial were divulged in a patent application. Orexigen and Takeda ended the Light Study, which assessed the cardiovascular...

source: MedPage Today

A New Jersey police officer is being credited with saving a man's life, after township police said Ptl. Andrew Einstein performed life-saving CPR on a man in cardiac arrest on May 7. In a post to their Facebook page, police said Einstein was the first to arrive at a home...

source: The Star-Ledger

Grip strength may be a good predictor of the risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers studied 139,691 people, ages 35 to 70, in 17 high-, middle- and low-income countries. They gathered data on height, weight, blood pressure, physical activity, dietary intake and other...

source: The New York Times

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