Cardiology

The heart of the matter for Indigenous mothers

Indigenous women journeying though pregnancy with the added complication of rheumatic heart disease have the best outcomes with collaborative and culturally appropriate care according to the lead researcher in a four-year ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scarlet fever making a comeback

An international study led by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hopes for rheumatic fever vaccination

A new vaccine to combat the debilitating disease caused by rheumatic fever may soon become a reality, saving hundreds of thousands of deaths from preventable heart disease around the world each year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sore throat: Is it strep or something else?

It's a common complaint, "Mom, my throat hurts." The quandary for many parents is why does it hurt? Is it a virus or something more? For some infections, like strep throat, that question can be difficult to determine without ...

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