Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antioxidant may prevent alcohol-induced liver disease

An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings, published online April 21, 2011, in the journal Hepatology, ...

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Surgery can lead to long-term reduction in stroke risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Successful surgery for narrowed arteries in the neck halves the risk of having a stroke over the next 5 years, and benefit persists for at least 10 years, an Oxford-led study has shown.

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Preventing heart attacks by targeting the immune system

(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 300 people die of a heart attack each day and research has shown there is a peak in heart attacks on Christmas Day and New Year's Day due perhaps to rich meals, alcohol and stress.

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Enzyme is key to clogged arteries

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have made an important discovery in understanding what causes arteries to clog up.

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MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels

(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly discovered mechanism controls whether muscle cells in blood vessels hasten the development of both atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, according to an article published online today in the journal ...

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