0453 GMT March 23, 2018
Vitamin D3 may benefit heart surgery patients
Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggested.
Poor sleep may heighten Alzheimer's risk
Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported.
Magnetic heart pump cuts blood clots, stroke risks in study
A new heart pump cuts the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with heart failure, research funded by the device maker showed.
Diabetes gene discovery sparks hope for 'personalized treatment'
Scientists are preparing to unveil the genes they believe can actually protect people from type 2 diabetes.
Royan Institute ready to cooperate with foreign researchers, investors
By Farzaneh Shokri & Katayoon Dashti
Study: Two drugs prevent heart problems in breast cancer patients
Data released from a large multi-center study provides a view into the effectiveness of two drugs used to prevent heart problems resulting from breast cancer treatment.
Iran produces new herbal drug for migraine
After decades of extensive research, Iran has finally started the mass production of a new herbal drug named “Migraine Cut” for relieving migraine headaches.
Symptoms could be triggered by low levels of vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency can spark symptoms such as bone pain and muscle weakness.
Anti-cholesterol drug cuts death risk
The anti-cholesterol drug Praluent (alirocumab), made by France's Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, is linked to a 15 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, a study said.
Knitting could lower blood pressure, reduce depression, slow dementia
Prescribing knitting could save the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) millions of pounds, a new report suggested, because it lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and slows the onset of dementia.
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