NHLBI in the News
Medpage TodayResearchers shed light on link between stress and heart troubleRobert PreidtNHLBI-supported researchers say they've gained new insight into how stress and other negative emotions can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
University of Pittsburgh
Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS research gives hope for improved drug therapyThe first direct proof of a long-suspected cause of multiple HIV-related health complications was recently obtained by a team led by NIH-supported researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR). The finding supports complementary therapies to antiretroviral drugs to significantly slow HIV progression.
Disappointing results for statins in two NIH trialsLarry HustenTwo NHLBI studies have failed to find any benefit for statin therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Vitamin D supplements may not help ease asthmaRobert PreidtVitamin D supplements do little to help control asthma in people with low Vitamin D levels, a new study found, although they might help cut the level of medication some patients need.