Put a seemingly timid child with congenital heart disease on a treadmill, attach electrodes to their chest and place a mask over their mouth and nose to measure gas exchange, and it's amazing what you can learn about their cardiovascular and pulmonary health.... NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
[Research Articles] A geometrically adaptable heart valve replacement  Science Magazine · 1 week
Congenital heart valve disease has life-threatening consequences that warrant early valve replacement; however, the development of a growth-accommodating prosthetic valve has remained elusive. Thousands of children continue to face multiple high-risk open-heart... more
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Scientists at Newcastle University have revealed how a simple blood test could be used to help identify cardiovascular aging and the risk of heart... more
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High-income and low-income countries have major differences in CHD prevalence, mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
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Stress test reveals graphene won't crack under pressure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Plant-based diet may lower risk for heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
There has been conflicting evidence regarding early menopause and an increased risk for heart disease among women. This connection has been attributed to the lowering of female hormone estrogen levels... more
New guidelines recommend no-biopsy approach for childhood celiac disease diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has today issued new guidance to physicians on the diagnosis of celiac disease in children recommending the no-biopsy approach... more
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Polygenic risk score not useful in predicting heart disease risk, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
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New goals to help all people live healthier for more years of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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Genetic tests to predict heart disease risk have limited benefit  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Genetic tests to predict a person's risk of heart disease and heart attack have limited benefit over conventional testing. more
Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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UCLA study finds new way for tracking treatment of rare liver disease in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Mount Sinai cardiologists share tips to prevent and lower risk of cardiac events  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Study assesses quality of life among adults in India with mild-to-moderate CKD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Preeclamptic women have higher heart disease risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Preventing cardiac problems during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Family dynamics may play role in suicidal thoughts among children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Death by suicide in children has reached a 30-year high in the United States. During middle and high school, 10 to 15% of kids have thoughts of suicide,... more
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