Health

Researchers find toxin from maple tree in cow's milk

Cows can pass on the hypoglycin A toxin through their milk, a study by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Toxins shows. The substance can cause severe ...

Neuroscience

Epilepsy discovery reveals why some seizures prove deadly

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on the No. 1 cause of epilepsy deaths, suggesting a long-sought answer for why some patients die unexpectedly following an epileptic seizure.

Cardiology

Q&A: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

My sister was just told she has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I've heard of that causing sudden death in athletes. She says she feels fine and doesn't need treatment now, so is she at low risk? What does her diagnosis mean ...

Cardiology

Women at higher risk of fatal, nightime cardiac arrest

New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention in the Smidt Heart Institute has found for the first time that during nighttime hours, women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest. ...

Genetics

Genetic breakthrough to target care for deadly heart condition

New genetic faults discovered in people with a heart condition that is sometimes inherited in families could transform the diagnosis and treatment of the hidden disease, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation ...

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