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Most smartphone healthy diet applications fall short

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Most smartphone applications claiming to improve consumers’ diet, nutrition or eating habits are not compliant with evidence-based scientific guidelines, according to a preliminary study.

Researchers studied whether 32 health and fitness applications featured on Google Play and the iTunes application store adhered to […]

Elderly heart attack survivors rarely picked up stop-smoking prescriptions

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Elderly smokers who were discharged from the hospital after having a heart attack rarely filled prescriptions for medications that might help them quit smoking. That was despite being counseled about the need to quit during their hospital stay.

According to a preliminary study […]

Smoking a pack or more a day increases diabetes risks among blacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Smoking 20 or more cigarettes a day increases the risk of diabetes among black people, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Researchers studied nearly 3,000 black participants in the Jackson Heart study, who reported their […]

FDA commissioner calls for information sharing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Researchers, healthcare providers and patients all must recognize that sharing information is key to the future of medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert M. Califf said Sunday.

Califf, speaking during the annual Lewis A. Conner Memorial Lecture during the American […]

Trauma, resuscitation research needs change

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Much of the current trials in resuscitation and trauma care are based on observation rather than randomized controlled trials. That needs to change, according to the winners of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards in Resuscitation Science.

“We have dozens of interventions on every […]

C-sections could increase baby’s obesity risk  

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Babies born vaginally – or those born by cesarean but exposed to their mother’s vaginal microbiota – have less risk of obesity later in life, a new study released Sunday suggests.

The research analyzed data on 1,441 full-term deliveries from the Boston Birth […]

Treatment guidelines: PAD patients should take statins, blood thinners

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — All people with peripheral artery disease in their legs should take statins and blood thinners to reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes, according to treatment guidelines published Sunday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Experts […]

Children need conventional CPR; black and Hispanic children more likely to get Hands-Only method

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Children benefit more from conventional CPR that includes rescue breath, but black and Hispanic children are more likely to receive the compressions-only method, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Using a large national registry in the United States, Philadelphia […]

Hands-only CPR boosts bystander resuscitation in Sweden

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – Since guidelines have endorsed the use of compression-only or Hands-Only CPR by people not trained or unwilling to provide rescue breaths during resuscitation attempts, Swedish bystanders are trying to help at a far greater rate.

Using a national registry in Sweden of 23,169 […]

Cardiac scientists and practitioners converge on the land of beignets and jambalaya

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Thousands of healthcare providers and scientists are gathering to explore the latest research in heart disease and related health problems during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions — widely considered the premier U.S. cardiovascular science conference.

Renowned experts in cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of […]

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