Genetics

Novel gene identified as genetic cause of portal hypertension

The liver serves many critical functions within the human body, including the production of critical proteins, and the removal of waste and toxins. But when damage occurs to the largest organ in the body, many people do not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portopulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic liver disease

Portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) is a form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PoPH occurs in approximately 15% of patients with PAH, and is reportedly found in 2-6% of patients with portal hypertension and 1-2% of ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

U.S. moms-to-be are much less healthy now

(HealthDay)—In the past 30 years, U.S. women have been in progressively worse physical shape as they become pregnant, a new study finds.

Cardiology

Pulmonary hypertension: Why creating awareness is key in Africa

Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure that occurs exclusively in the lungs. It is a deadly condition that affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide. Around 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. ...

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