Heart failure patients with a higher protein intake live longer

Heart failure patients who consume more protein live longer, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. Elderly adults need to maintain muscle mass for optimal health. However, most […]

Fasting blood glucose trajectory may predict future MI

(HealthDay)—For individuals without diabetes, certain fasting blood glucose (FBG) trajectories are associated with the risk of future myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Diabetes Care. Cheng Jin, from the Kailuan General Hospital in Tangshan, China, […]

Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis

A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The new algorithm could greatly facilitate clinical decision-making in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is […]

Study identifies miR122 target sites in liver cancer and links a gene to patient survival

A new study of a molecule that regulates liver-cell metabolism and suppresses liver-cancer development shows that the molecule interacts with thousands of genes in liver cells, and that when levels of the molecule go down, which often happens during liver-cancer […]