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A journey to the heart of the EMA

Cancerworld (EU) - 26/06/2017
Ten years ago, an opportunity arose for Hildrun Sundseth to help develop the patient voice in the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the EU agency responsible for the evaluation of medicinal products. She had long advocated for women’s health and saw this as a chance to change things gradually for her cause. “Women are very much underrepresented in clinical trials,” says Sundseth, who was the head of EU Policy at the European Cancer Patient Coalition at the time.

The moment grieving father hears dead daughter's heartbeat

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/06/2017
Father Bill Conner (right) was filmed crying as he listened to the heartbeat of his late daughter inside the chest of Loumonth Jack Jr (left), who had been told he would die if he did not get a transplant.

Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?

MedicineNet (US) - 24/06/2017
Title: Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease

MedicineNet (US) - 24/06/2017
Title: Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

BBC Health News - 24/06/2017
Clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later.

MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia

News Medical (Australia) - 24/06/2017
A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia.

Study looks at role of race, gender in predicting heart attack symptoms in emergency department

News Medical (Australia) - 23/06/2017
Researchers at the George Washington University found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

MedicineNet (US) - 23/06/2017
Title: Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for MomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death

News Medical (Australia) - 23/06/2017
Results from a recent clinical trial indicate that intensive blood pressure lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients' risks of dying prematurely or developing cardiovascular disease. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Heart attack cure is closer with new blood clot treatment

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/06/2017
Researchers from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland have identified a new molecular process in the body, which they say can be manipulated to safely prevent blood clots.

Canakinumab reduces risk of heart disease events by targeting inflammation

Diabetes UK - 23/06/2017
Phase III results of the CANTOS heart trial have shown that a drug, previously tested in type 2 diabetes, cuts cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The drug in question is canakinumab (ACZ885), an antibody to a pro-inflammatory cytokine molecule, called Il-1B, which is known to drive atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the name for the damage to blood vessels whereby arteries become clogged.

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A new study published in the American Heart Association has found that the risk of a heart attack or stroke is reduced later in life in mothers who breastfeed their babies.

Breastfeeding for a year reduces chances of heart attack

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
Researchers from Oxford University found that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the cardiovascular health benefit appears to be. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack.

When your heart runs a marathon without your body

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017
What do you do when your heart is racing at what feels like a million miles an hour? The answer, for some, is to lie on your back, with legs in the air, and blow hard.

A racing heart

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017

When your heart runs a marathon without your body

ABC Australia - 21/06/2017
What do you do when your heart is racing at what feels like a million miles an hour? The answer, for some, is to lie on your back, with legs in the air, and blow hard.

HIV has a similar impact to diabetes on heart disease risk

National Aids Manual (UK) - 21/06/2017
Living with HIV carries the same lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease as having diabetes, even after taking into account smoking, a US study has estimated. The investigators say that more research is needed to find out whether preventive treatments such as statins could reduce this risk in people who don’t

When lovers touch, their breathing, heartbeat syncs, pain wanes, study shows

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
When an empathetic partner holds a lover's hand, their heart rates and breathing rates sync and her pain subsides, new research shows. Authors say such 'interpersonal synchronization' could play a role in the analgesic impacts of touch.

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to new research.

Breast implants increase heart attack diagnoses

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Researchers from Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco advise women with breast implants to inform their doctor before having an ECG. Doctors should be aware of ECG misinterpretation, they add.