- Common Drug For Stopping Preterm Labor May Be Harmful For Babies
A drug commonly used to halt premature labor may be associated with brain damage and intestinal issues in premature babies, according to a new analysis of studies on the issue published today in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
- Overweight Mothers Run Greater Risk Of Having Hyperactive Children
If a woman is overweight when she becomes pregnant, the probability is much greater that her child will evince ADHD-like symptoms when he/she reaches school age, according to a new Nordic study.
- Master Switch That Regulates Blood Pressure Identified
A team of Oregon Health & Science University researchers studying a rare form of hypertension has identified the mechanism by which they believe a protein complex in the kidney operates as a master switch that regulates blood pressure, a finding that has broad implications for the treatment of more common forms of hypertension.
- Bowel Surgery Should Not Be Last Resort, UK Study
The threshold for deciding elective surgery for inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease is too high says a new UK report.
- Men, Don’t Skip Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Appointments
Men with “low risk” prostate cancer who miss more than two radiation treatments in an eight week treatment face an increased chance of their cancer recurring.