Hypertension complications of pregnancies are associated with adverse effects such as eclampsia, stroke, renal and hepatic dysfunction, foetal growth restriction and stillbirth. Recognition, monitoring and treatment are thus key to reduce severe complications and mortality
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A new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, which was performed at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine in the United Kingdom, found that hydroxychloroquine is no more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms or radiographic progression in patients with moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis (OA).
Thousands of British women could soon benefit from a new breast cancer ‘blaster’ (Intra-operative Radio Therapy) that spares them the ordeal of daily radiotherapy after surgery.
The procedure for patients with small, early-stage tumors replaces up to six weeks of treatment with a single 30-minute session that has been proved to be as effective in preventing the disease from returning.
An interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) developed a new staining method for histological examination of three-dimensional tissue samples using nano-scale computed tomography, according to a study published in the current issue of PNAS.
Participants with higher levels of protein in their diet were less likely to have high levels of amyloid beta (Aβ) in their brain, reducing their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Children with asthma have epigenetic DNA changes in certain cells of their immune system, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The study, led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, can one day lead to improved diagnostics and therapeutic strategy for asthmatics.
Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study led by researchers from the D'Or Institute for Research and Education, the University of Chile and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The results broaden the understanding about the causes of this severe and disabling disorder.
New studies in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) reported negative outcomes, failing to support the effectiveness of desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Pfizer) compared to placebo. The new research, published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, demonstrated the lack of efficacy of desvenlafaxine in young people with MDD.
Scientists have found and characterized the activity of four antibodies produced by the human immune system that target an important protein found in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
A new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, reveal that a small but significant subset of colorectal cancer patients do harbor inherited mutations in DNA repair genes not previously linked to colorectal cancer risk.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that treating pregnant women for malaria and other infections reduce the prevalence of childhood stunting, has a positive effect on child development and may lessen neonatal mortality.