Obstetrics & gynaecology

Growing group of women take heart in pregnancy recommendations

For generations, doctors told women who were born with complex congenital heart defects that the physical demands of pregnancy and delivery would be too difficult for them, and that they should not have babies.

Surgery

UCLA performs first 'breathing lung' transplant in US

First there was the "heart in a box," a revolutionary experimental technology that allows donor hearts to be delivered to transplant recipients warm and beating rather than frozen in an ice cooler.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects

In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, according to new research presented Saturday, Oct. 20, at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychopathic boldness tied to US presidential success

(Medical Xpress)—The fearless dominance associated with psychopathy may be an important predictor of U.S. presidential performance, suggests an analysis published this week in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

HIV & AIDS

'War on drugs' is fueling HIV epidemic: report

A pressure group that includes six former presidents called Tuesday for the United Nations to acknowledge that "repressive drug law enforcement" was driving an HIV/AIDS pandemic.