Neuroscience

New screening tool identifies people at risk of aneurysms

It's called a silent killer. Warnings are rare, but of the million people who suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm each year, almost half will die and only a third will recover without disabilities.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Higher-dose DHA in pregnancy tied to fewer early preterm births

(HealthDay)—Supplementation with a higher dose of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) versus the standard prenatal dose during the second half of pregnancy is associated with a lower rate of early preterm births, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu may play part in plaque-rupturing heart attacks

Getting a flu vaccine can reduce the risk of a common type of heart attack in people 60 and older, according to new research that suggests the virus plays a role in rupturing plaque.

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