Cardiology

Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their findings, which appear in the European Heart Journal, suggest ...

Medications

Improving prognosis in chronic kidney disease

Just as a water filtration system acts to filter contaminants from the water you drink, your kidneys act to filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney function is impaired over ...

Neuroscience

More intensive LDL-C lowering may cut recurrent stroke risk

Among patients with a history of ischemic stroke, more intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering statin-based therapies are associated with a decreased risk for recurrent stroke but an increased risk ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

USPSTF updates guidance on statins for primary prevention of CVD

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for adults aged 40 to 75 years who have cardiovascular risk factors, with the strength of recommendation ...

Health

A high-fiber diet may reduce risk of dementia

We're always hearing that we should eat more fiber. It's known to be vitally important for a healthy digestive system and also has cardiovascular benefits like reduced cholesterol. Now, evidence is emerging that fiber is ...

Gastroenterology

Certain dietary patterns may raise risk for developing IBD

(HealthDay)—Dietary patterns are associated with the risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with an increased risk for Crohn disease (CD) seen in association with a Western dietary pattern and an increased ...

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