The transcatheter approach increases treatment options for high-risk patients.
Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel technique that prevents the obstruction of blood flow, a common fatal complication of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR).… Read full story
“Low eosinophil” biomarkers found in nearly three-quarters of people with mild persistent asthma.
A study of nearly 300 patients with mild persistent asthma found that inhaled steroids—long considered the gold standard for asthma treatment—were no more effective than placebo in nearly three-fourths of the study patients, all over age 12.… Read full story
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2019 – Caito Foods LLC., an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,767 pounds of salad with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.… Read full story
Discovery by NIAID-funded researchers could aid quest for universal flu vaccine.
The ever-changing “head” of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health.… Read full story
Diseases spread by ticks include Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
COLUMBUS – As the weather gets warmer and Ohioans begin spending more time outdoors, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is urging people to take precautions to prevent tick bites and the diseases they may carry.
NIH-funded study shows protocol may help people with severe traumatic brain injury.
A large study of more than 21,000 people finds that training emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to implement prehospital guidelines for traumatic brain injury (TBI) may help improve survival in patients with severe head trauma.… Read full story
Less than a year after the release of President Trump’s American Patients First – PDF blueprint, HHS finalizes first rule implementing the blueprint, aimed at increasing transparency for patients and bringing down overall drug costs both for patients and for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.… Read full story
On World Asthma Day 2019, the National Institutes of Health stands with patients, families, advocates, researchers and health care professionals around the globe to raise awareness about this common chronic respiratory disease.
In 2016, asthma affected 26 million Americans and nearly 340 million people worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease study.… Read full story