Washington [US], April 19 (ANI): A new study found that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function, it also may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension -- high blood pressure -- within a few months or years after surgery.
Sophia Antipolis [France], April 18 (ANI): A large study reveals that increasing activity levels in people with elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, is associated with a reduced likelihood of heart events and mortality.
London [UK], April 17 (ANI): A new study led by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton has shown that underweight and overweight women are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages compared to those of average weight.
Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): Results of a new study led by researchers of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggest vaccination against COVID-19 remains crucial even in young adults who were previously infected.
Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): While it is unclear why autism occurs much more frequently in boys than in girls. In a new Yale-led study, researchers find that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys and that girls with autism have a larger number of genetic mutations than boys, suggesting that they require a larger "genetic hit" to develop the disorder.
Baltimore (Maryland) [US], April 17 (ANI): The slurred speech, poor coordination, and sedative effects of drinking too much alcohol may actually be caused by the breakdown of alcohol products produced in the brain, not in the liver as scientists currently think.
Washington [US], April 16 (ANI): Maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in the association's flagship journal, Circulation.
London [UK], April 16 (ANI): Heavy energy drink consumption may be linked to heart failure, doctors have warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports after treating a 21-year-old, who had regularly drunk 4 such cans every day for around 2 years.
London [UK], April 16 (ANI): The use of medical cannabis for severe childhood epilepsy may be linked to early puberty, doctors have warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports after treating a two-year-old child with the condition.
Queensland [Australia], April 16 (ANI): New Australian research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, has identified 509 genes that influence both depression and anxiety - confirming a genetic relationship between the mental health conditions.
Connecticut [US], April 15 (ANI): In a survey on US military veterans, a full 43.3 per cent of more than three times the number of those reporting COVID-related PTSD symptoms and five times the number of those who had contemplated suicide -- said that they have experienced positive psychological benefits during the pandemic.
Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioural problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain's frontal lobe. The findings support the early evaluation of children with habitual snoring.
Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise as an approach to curb malaria, suggests a preliminary study published today in eLife.