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Breast is best for premature babies’ hearts
Breast is best for premature babies’ hearts (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. The hearts of babies born early often develop abnormally. Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues at the Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility, directed by Professor Paul ... Read More »

Decline in heart health can start in childhood
Decline in heart health can start in childhood (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Heart health, which is optimal for most at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviours, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. “Our findings indicate that, in general, children start with pretty ... Read More »

Babies’ hearts could beat path to new heart attack treatments
Babies’ hearts could beat path to new heart attack treatments (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The seemingly-miraculous power of babies’ hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a University of Queensland research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments. UQ School of Biomedical Sciences researcher Dr Enzo Porrello is studying ... Read More »

Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure
Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Music can be soothing or stirring, it can make us dance or make us sad. Blood pressure, heartbeat, respiration and even body temperature – music affects the body in a variety of ways. It triggers especially powerful physical reactions in ... Read More »

High blood pressure during pregnancy could elevate the risk of a future stroke
High blood pressure during pregnancy could elevate the risk of a future stroke (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman’s lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. “We’ve found that women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at higher ... Read More »

Children of obese mothers at greater risk of early heart death as adults
Children of obese mothers at greater risk of early heart death as adults (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Maternal obesity and heart disease in the offspring  Children of obese and overweight women have a higher risk of early cardiovascular death as adults, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The findings highlight the urgent need for strategies to ... Read More »

One type of blue-baby syndrome explained
One type of blue-baby syndrome explained (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), one type of “blue baby” syndrome, is a potentially deadly congenital disorder that occurs when pulmonary veins don’t connect normally to the left atrium of the heart. This results in poorly oxygenated blood throughout ... Read More »

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease for pregnant women with high blood pressure
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease for pregnant women with high blood pressure (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have an increased risk of high blood pressure even 40 years after maternity, which leads in turn to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy. ... Read More »

Catheter placement important for hospitalized children
Catheter placement important for hospitalized children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Location, location, location. A new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study shows the real-estate mantra also holds true when it comes to choosing correct catheter placement in children. The research findings, described online March 18 in JAMA Pediatrics, show that catheters ... Read More »

Human hearts generate new cells after birth
Human hearts generate new cells after birth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have found, for the first time that young humans (infants, children and adolescents) are capable of generating new heart muscle cells. These findings refute the long-held belief that the human heart grows after birth exclusively ... Read More »

 
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