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Personalised medicine and cardiovascular disease

2019 22 May

An overview of the application of personalised medicine in cardiology and the potential benefits it offers for improved cardiovascular care.  The term “personalised medicine” was first introduced in the late 1990s. The Council of Advisors on Science and Technology of USA defined personalised medicine as “the tailoring of medical treatment... Read more

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Top Target Treatments infographic

2019 22 May

Top target treatments and application of personalised medicine in healthcare Read more

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NYC Go Red for Women movement: STEM Goes Red

2019 22 Feb

Chelsea Beecher, Director of Development for the American Heart Association spoke to HealthManagement.org about the STEM Goes Red Movement, highlighting its goals, impact and future outlook.   Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American Heart & Stroke Association in New York City. Chelsea passionately works to... Read more

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Revitalising the aged heart through spermidine-rich diet

2019 22 Feb

Stringent dietary adjustments, albeit effective in delaying ageing, are not attractive to the majority of people. Thus, pharmaceuticals or natural substances that mimic caloric restriction, like spermidine, are emerging as an alternative and feasible strategy to promote healthy ageing.   Background   We are in an era of artificial intelligence,... Read more

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Machine Learning for Costly Illnesses

2017 06 Jun

Machine learning algorithms now enable some hospitals in Boston to predict diabetes and heart disease hospitalisations up to a year in advance with 82% accuracy. In contrast, guidelines used by cardiologists to predict a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease are about 56% accurate. Indeed, those algorithms could become even more accurate with the... Read more

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Connections between Birth Month and Health

2015 13 Jun

Scientists at Columbia University have developed a computational method that investigates the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The algorithm was used to examine New York City medical databases and it found 55 diseases that correlated with the season of birth. The study determined that people born in May are at lowest risk of disease... Read more

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Rotating Night Shifts Increase Risk of CVD and Lung Cancer

2015 08 Jan

According to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, there is a possibility of increased risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer in nurses working rotating night shifts. Night shift work has previously been associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the WHO, night shift work... Read more