The hearts and brains of babies born with congenital heart disease are not the only organs affected by this common medical condition. Surprisingly, their kidneys tend to be enlarged at birth, says Gemma Scholes of the University of Melbourne in Australia, who is the lead author of a study in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research
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Smart technology and artificial intelligence could be used to improve detection of sepsis in children in Canada, write authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Leptospirosis infections, caused by Leptospira bacteria, occur in people and animals around the world, but different strains of the bacteria may vary in their ability to cause disease and to jump between species. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have for the first time described the characteristics of the Leptospira variants that infect cattle in Uruguay.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed the first non-antibiotic drug to successfully treat tuberculosis in animals. The team hope the compound -developed after 10 years of painstaking research will be trialed on humans within three to four years
A new antiviral drug shows promise for treating acute, uncomplicated influenza — including avian and oseltamivir-resistant strains — in adults and children older than age 12 years, new research shows.
Diabetes symptoms include frequent urination and problems sleeping. Cutting down on one food group can help reduce blood sugar spikes. Type-2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people too.
Symptoms Of Diabetes
Diabetes is extremely common and around 3.7 million people in Britain suffer from the condition. Of those diagnosed, 90% of cases are type-2 and 10% are type-1. Unfortunately, it's a growing epidemic and if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025. Common symptoms of type-2 diabetes include frequent urination, a sudden increase in appetite, moods swings and problems sleeping.
More patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) are receiving early liver transplants (LTs), new research shows. Twenty-seven U.S. centers were registering SAH patients to their LT wait lists in 2016, up from 10 in 2011, while the annual number of LT waitlist registrants with SAH rose from 14 to 58.
Recommendations have been developed for pharmacovigilance in rheumatology, emphasizing the need for continued monitoring of new drugs, according to a position statement issued by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $12 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate two deadly lung conditions: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic lung allograft dysfunction.
Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.