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.

Diabetes

Incretin hormone levels linked to arteriosclerosis

Diabetes is currently treated using incretin hormones to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other medical issues that the illness can trigger. Now researchers from Lund University in Sweden have noted new links ...

Medical research

Statistical model improves analysis of skin conductance

Electrodermal activity—the sweat-induced fluctuations of skin conductance made famous in TV dramatizations of lie-detector tests—can be a truly strong indicator of subconscious, or "sympathetic," nervous system activity ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modelling predicts COVID-19 resurgence if physical distancing relaxed

If physical distancing measures in Ontario are relaxed too much or too quickly, the province could see hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients as well as exponential growth in deaths, concludes new research involving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus could set back tuberculosis fight by several years

The fight against tuberculosis could be set back by more than five years due to the coronavirus pandemic, risking an additional 1.4 million TB deaths and 6.3 million infections by 2025, a new report says.

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