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Monday, January 5, 2015

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

Why do only some people with hereditary heart disease experience symptoms?

Posted: 04 Jan 2015 12:24 PM PST

In addition to gene mutations, environmental stress plays a key role in the development of the heart disease hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, researchers have found for the first time. As many as 500,000 people in the United States have a heritable and potentially fatal heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The disease can cause irregular heartbeats, heart valve problems, heart failure and, in rare cases, sudden cardiac death in young people. But some people who carry gene mutations that cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy never experience symptoms.

Liver cirrhosis more common than previously thought, study finds

Posted: 04 Jan 2015 12:24 PM PST

Cirrhosis of the liver is more common than previously thought, affecting more than 633,000 adults yearly. And surprisingly, 69 percent of the adults identified as possibly having cirrhosis may not know they have this disease, researchers report.

Poor sleep causes weight gain, susceptibility to diabetes

Posted: 03 Jan 2015 04:24 AM PST

People who suffer breathing and heart rate abnormalities, called obstructive sleep apnea, are likely to develop diabetes, and the risk increases if they have a hereditary proclivity, scientists report.

Scientist look for nanostructures that allow compatibility between metal, human bone tissues  

Posted: 02 Jan 2015 04:15 AM PST

One of the goals of Cimav specialists is to develop biomedical implants needed in Mexico, as the ones existing in the domestic market are usually manufactured abroad.

Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune diseases

Posted: 02 Jan 2015 04:15 AM PST

Recurring stress can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition, researchers say.

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