Cardiology

New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

More than 40 billion capillaries—tiny, hair-like blood vessels—are tasked with carrying oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches of the human body. But despite their sheer number and monumental importance to basic functions ...

Health

FDA warns against fetal 'keepsake' videos

(HealthDay)—Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical professionals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends.

Health

Don't order fetal ultrasound videos as souvenirs, FDA says

(HealthDay)—Expectant mothers should not get fetal ultrasound videos as keepsakes and should not use over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Genetics point to serious pregnancy complication

New research at the University of Adelaide has revealed a genetic link in pregnant mums - and their male partners - to pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening complication during pregnancy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better analgesia from pelvic plexus block in prostate biopsy

(HealthDay) -- Compared with periprostatic nerve block (PNB), pelvic plexus block (PPB), performed under Doppler ultrasound guidance, provides better pain relief for men during office-based transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate ...

Cardiology

Mental stress may be harder on women's hearts

Coronary artery disease continues to be a major cause of death in the U.S., killing hundreds of thousands of people per year. However, this disease burden isn't evenly divided between the sexes; significantly more men than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impaired fasting glucose affects male sexual health

(HealthDay) -- Nearly 20 percent of men with sexual dysfunction have impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and are more likely than men with normal glucose levels to have severe erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced penile blood flow, ...

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