Breath-holding technique could improve outcomes for radiotherapy patients
Under embargo until 17/09/2019 23:01 GMTA technique that will enable cancer patients to hold their breath during prolonged bouts of radiotherapy treatment has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut
Under embargo until 18/09/2019 18:00 GMT Why are individuals that have irregular schedules, such as night-shift workers, more susceptible to gut inflammation and obesity? A newly found link between gut immune function and the brain’s circadian clock may very well be the answer.
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism
Under embargo until 18/09/2019 15:00 GMT The timing of anemia—a common condition in late pregnancy—can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to research at Karolinska Institutet published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method, Baby Biome project shows
Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria – their microbiome – than those delivered by Caesarean, research has shown.
Best Strategy for Managing Hypertension and Preeclampsia at End of Pregnancy
In 2009, the Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT- I) trial showed that inducing labor in women with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia at the end of pregnancy reduces the number of high risk situations for the mother, without compromising the health of…
Deep magnet stimulation shown to improve symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder
Researchers have found that focusing powerful non-invasive magnet stimulation on a specific brain area can improve the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This opens the way to treat the large minority of sufferers who do not respond to conventional treatment. The work was presented…
Bypass surgery and coronary stenting yield comparable 10-year survival
Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting stents in randomised patients with de novo three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease, according to late breaking results from the SYNTAX Extended Survival study presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with…
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator linked with lower mortality in heart failure
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) use is associated with reduced short- and long-term mortality in patients with heart failure, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology1 and published in Circulation.
Diabetes and heart attack is a particularly risky combination
After a heart attack, patients with diabetes are at greater risk of heart failure and subsequent death than those without diabetes, according to late breaking results from the FAST-MI registry presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.
Coffee May Protect Against Gallstones
Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction
Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use.
Beta-blockers reduce death in patients with heart failure and moderate renal impairment
Beta-blockers remain effective for preventing death in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and sinus rhythm, even in patients with moderate or moderately-severe kidney dysfunction, according to late breaking research presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the…