Cardiology

Genetics enhance sex's role as a stroke, heart attack risk factor

Genetics enhances the role sex plays in determining risk for stroke and heart attack in healthy middle-aged adults (ages 40 to 60), according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer screening saves lives

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide, but most American women can prevent it by being screened with tests that detect human papillomaviruses (HPV).

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Prenatal vitamin D does not reduce asthma, wheeze at age 6

Among children at risk for asthma, prenatal vitamin D supplementation does not affect the incidence of asthma or recurrent wheeze at age 6, according to a study published in the Feb. 6 issue of the New England Journal of ...

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