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Medical News Today: Our travel history may be in our viruses

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 02:00
By identifying two different herpes virus strains of different origins in one person, researchers show how virology could one day join DNA fingerprinting as a forensic tool.

Medical News Today: 'Good' cholesterol may not always protect against heart disease

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00
Try as we might to boost our HDL cholesterol, GlycA, a new biomarker of inflammation found in the bloodstream, may be reducing HDL's ability to support heart health.

Medical News Today: Apple's new CareKit will help patients monitor medical conditions

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Matthew Driver, managing editor of The Journal of mHealth, writes for MNT about how Apple's new CareKit hopes to make it easier for patients to actively manage their own health.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D levels could predict risk of poor cardiovascular health

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D may be a predictor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular events, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Toxoplasmosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease caused by a parasite that can lead to flu-like symptoms and complications such as seizures and developmental problems.

Medical News Today: Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 23:00
The links between cardiovascular health and depression are only slowly being uncovered. A new study finds that treating depression effectively might reduce future cardiac risk.

Medical News Today: Apple- or pear-shaped? Your answer may affect your heart disease risk

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 23:00
Whether you carry your weight round your waist or your hips is a better predictor of dysfunction of the left ventricle and future heart disease than weight or BMI.

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