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Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults With High Blood Pressure

Reading Time: 1 minutesA study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure — the top number in a blood pressure test — especially in people with higher

NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, will today announce the scaling up of an innovative scheme that catches lung cancer early by scanning patients, along with new details of a more sensitive bowel cancer test that could save thousands of lives. Speaking at the Economist War

NHS England announces plans to break down barriers for research

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today announced plans to accelerate the NHS’ national research strategy, cutting bureaucracy and speeding up access to new and innovative treatments. Speaking at the Economist War on Cancer event today, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens will tell delegates that the NHS is already

Black and ethnic minority cancer patients patients encouraged to give feedback on their NHS care

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England chief executive Simon Stevens today issued an appeal for more black and ethnic minority (BME) patients to help improve cancer care by sharing their experiences. Speaking at the Economist’s War on Cancer event, Simon Stevens will point out that BME patients are less likely

Blueprint to Reduce Wasteful Blood Transfusions

Reading Time: 1 minutesBy analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, Johns Hopkins experts, along with colleagues at Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical Center, endorse recommendations for blood transfusions that reduce blood use to improve patient safety and outcomes. Publishing this week in JAMA Internal

What’s in Your Wheat? Johns Hopkins Scientists Piece Together Genome of Most Common Bread Wheat

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins scientists report they have successfully used two separate gene technologies to assemble the most complete genome sequence to date of Triticum aestivum, the most common cultivated species of wheat used to make bread.

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on World’s First Comprehensive Sexual Health Care Recommendations for Men and Boys

Reading Time: 1 minutesSexual and reproductive health around the globe often is viewed as a domain for women and girls because they bear the responsibility of contraception, yet due to stricter gender stereotypes, are not equally in charge of decision-making. In order to ensure sexual and reproductive health for all,

The Johns Hopkins University and Deerfield Announce Collaboration to Catalyze Early Stage Therapeutic Research

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Johns Hopkins University and Deerfield Management announced today the creation of Bluefield Innovations, a collaboration designed to catalyze the development of early stage therapeutics. Funded by Deerfield, an investment management firm committed to advancing health care, Bluefield Innovations will provide up to $65 million in

News Tips from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Reading Time: 1 minutesAnaheim Convention Center Anaheim, California Nov. 11-15

Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’ hearts — at levels well-tolerated in normal mice — can initiate heart failure. The findings, described August 4 in the Journal of