• Preexisting cardiovascular conditions tied to severe COVID-19 in children
    on 19/05/2022 at 17:41

    Some previous or preexisting cardiovascular conditions are associated with increased severity of COVID-19 among children, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open.

  • Uptick in avian flu cases poses little threat to humans
    on 19/05/2022 at 17:13

    If the recent increase in avian influenza cases has you concerned, you likely have nothing to worry about and don’t need to take any added measures, according to a University of Alberta expert on influenza in birds.

  • Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?
    on 19/05/2022 at 17:13

    Compression garments are an elastic cloth fitting that people wear on their arms, legs, or hips during or after physical exercise. Their use has gained popularity over the last few decades because they are thought to enhance muscle recovery following exercise.

  • A gene-targeted approach may help prevent or recover neonatal brain injuries
    on 19/05/2022 at 17:00

    The findings of a new pre-clinical study published in The Journal of Neuroscience are helping pave the way toward better understanding, prevention and recovery of neonatal brain injuries. During pregnancy, the fetus normally grows in low oxygen conditions. When babies are born preterm, there is an abrupt change into a high oxygen environment which may be higher than the baby can tolerate. These preterm babies often need support to breathe because their lungs are immature. If the oxygen they receive is too high, oxygen-free radicals can form and cause cell death.

  • Study reveals impact of sleep-disordered breathing in adults over 70
    on 19/05/2022 at 16:53

    A recent study by Monash University researchers found that even mild cases of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), the most common type being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), associate with lower physical health-related quality of life, and also with lower cognitive function.