Neuroscience

Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain

A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain cells that function as a 'master-controller' for the cardiovascular system by orchestrating the control of blood flow to ...

Cardiology

Take steps to prevent a stroke

(HealthDay)—Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure.

Pediatrics

Study shows adult tourniquet suitable for school-age children

Researchers with Nemours Children's Health System have shown the effectiveness of an adult tourniquet for use in children, according to a study published today by the journal Pediatrics. While developed for adults, the military's ...

Oncology & Cancer

Could common heart meds lower prostate cancer risk?

(HealthDay)—Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you're taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows.

Pediatrics

Looking for 'help' signals in the blood of newborns with HIE

Measuring a number of biomarkers over time that are produced as the body responds to inflammation and injury may help to pinpoint newborns who are more vulnerable to suffering lasting brain injury due to disrupted oxygen ...

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