Genetics

Sudden, unexplained child deaths often have a genetic cause

When a baby or toddler dies without warning, parents often blame themselves. A study at Boston Children's may provide some insight into sudden, unexplained child deaths and perhaps a measure of closure. It suggests that at ...

Cardiology

Sleep apnea worsens heart disease, yet often untreated

Health care experts urge increased awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people with cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Genetic evidence suggests men can develop PCOS-like condition

New genetic research suggests men can develop characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women. The study was presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine ...

Medical research

The gut microbiome can predict changes in glucose regulation

A study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu revealed that the human gut microbiome can be used to predict changes in type 2 diabetes related glucose regulation up to four years ahead.

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