Cardiology

Short-term medications may cut risk for 'broken heart' syndrome

(HealthDay)—In early bereavement, low-dose metoprolol and aspirin reduces physiological and psychological surrogate measures of cardiovascular risk, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Heart ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parasite needs chemical (lipid/nutrient) in cat intestines for sex

Toxoplasma gondii is a microbial parasite that infect humans and complete its full life cycle only in cats. New research published August 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology shows why: the sexual phase of the parasite's ...

Health

High omega-6 levels can protect against premature death

Could omega-6 fatty acids protect you against premature death? The answer is yes, according to a new University of Eastern Finland study. While protecting against death, omega-6 fatty acids also keep cardiovascular diseases ...

Immunology

Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reveals that high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children's blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years. The study is published ...

Health

Omega -6 fatty acids do not promote low-grade inflammation

The higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the CRP, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. The findings were published ...

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