Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronary heart disease risk higher with COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have coronary heart disease (CHD), but no specific phenotypes have a higher risk, according to a study published online April 27 in PLOS ONE.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New findings in the vaginal microbiome

A new study published in Human Reproduction shows that the menstrual phase has effects on the microbiome. "This will be very important for planning future studies, both in basic science and for interventions aiming to improve ...

Pediatrics

Hype up fitness to support kids' health post-lockdowns

As COVID-19 reaches record levels in the UK, health experts are calling for a focus on children's physical fitness as new research reveals concerning changes to children's health and physical fitness following the pandemic.

Biomedical technology

New filling for bone defects encourages tissue regeneration

A combination of a synthetic material with natural bone fills bone defects and encourages tissue regeneration, with potential for use during surgical procedures. The research was carried out at the Tohoku University Graduate ...

Medical research

Your microbiome shapes your life, but where did it come from?

The gut microbiome is an ecosystem of hundreds to thousands of microbial species living within the human body. These populations affect our health, fertility, and even our longevity. But how do they get there in the first ...

Biomedical technology

What your sweat says about your health

Sweating it out through exercise may be a New Year's resolution but it could also help to provide new insights into the state of your health, according to new sensing technology being developed at Simon Fraser University.

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