Study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and possible signal of increased heart disease risk

Many people suffer from a skin disorder known as chronic pruritic dermatosis, commonly referred to as “chronic itch.” Recent research has suggested that chronic itch may be at the root of other related medical conditions, including sleep disturbances. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have gone a step further, providing more […]

Protein structural insights chart the way to improved treatments for heart disease

A team including Wei Liu, assistant professor in ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, has published a paper today in Molecular Cell that offers promising details for improved therapeutic treatments for cardiac disease. Cardiac disease is the number one killer of […]

Nursing faculty links heart failure trajectory to caregiver and social issues

Two new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statements led and co-authored by Lisa Kitko, Penn State College of Nursing associate dean for graduate education and associate professor, articulated that heart failure-related issues, as they pertain to patients’ caregivers, like financial and healthcare discrepancies, can significantly impact the patient’s illness trajectory. […]

Hardening of the arteries is changed, the heart also in healthy people – natural healing naturopathic specialist portal

Changes in the structure and function of the heart due to atherosclerosis Even in people without heart weakness, or a past heart attack seems to be a connection between atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and changes in the structure and function of the heart. In the current investigation, the research […]