Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes
SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The identification of four
new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease is a major advance
that will help improve understanding of what causes the condition,
say scientists who pinpointed the genes.
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem
SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The earliest known case of
coronary artery disease has been found in the 3,550-year-old mummy
of an Egyptian princess. She lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C., and
died in her early 40s, say researchers.
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study
SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental, minimally
invasive procedure to place a new valve in a damaged heart is as
good as conventional open-heart surgery, although it comes with a
higher risk of stroke, researchers reported Sunday.