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Eosinophilic esophagitis may be due to missing protein

Healthy Fit Care: Media Advisory Wednesday, June 6, 2018 NIH-funded study finds replacement therapy reversed effects in tissue experiments. What Scientists have discovered that the absence of a specific protein in cells lining the esophagus may cause inflammation and tissue damage in people with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).  EoE affects as …

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Progress has stalled in US stroke death rates after decades of decline | CDC Online Newsroom

Press Release Embargoed Until: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 After more than four decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Not only has progress slowed among …

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Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–2012

Justin Xavier Moore, MPH1,2,3; Ninad Chaudhary, MB, BS1,3; Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD1,2 (View author affiliations) Suggested citation for this article: Moore JX, Chaudhary N, Akinyemiju T. Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–2012. Prev Chronic Dis 2017;14:160287. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160287. PEER …

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International study suggests combination therapy may prevent stroke in certain people

News Release Thursday, May 17, 2018 NIH-funded trial finds lower rate of secondary stroke but small risk of bleeding. Results from an international clinical trial of more than 4880 participants, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that combining clopidogrel and aspirin following a small stroke or experiencing …

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Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–2012

Justin Xavier Moore, MPH1,2,3; Ninad Chaudhary, MB, BS1,3; Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD1,2 (View author affiliations) Suggested citation for this article: Moore JX, Chaudhary N, Akinyemiju T. Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–2012. Prev Chronic Dis 2017;14:160287. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160287. PEER …

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Elevated blood pressure before pregnancy may increase chance of pregnancy loss

News Release Monday, April 2, 2018 NIH researchers suggest lifestyle changes may reduce hypertension risk. Elevated blood pressure before conception may increase the chances for pregnancy loss, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The authors conclude that lifestyle changes to keep blood pressure under …

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Eosinophilic (ee-uh-sin-uh-fil-ik) esophagitis (EoE) is a recognized chronic allergic/immune condition. A person with EoE will have inflammation of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that sends food from the mouth to the stomach. In EoE, large numbers of white blood cells called eosinophils are found in the tissue of …

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