Health

Turkey day touch football might lead to ankle injuries

(HealthDay)—Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) ...

Cardiology

Drug cuts mortality rate after stroke, trial finds

An existing drug administered intravenously reduces the chances of dying from major stroke by 60%, according to results of a phase II trial announced Oct. 9 at the annual Neurocritical Care Society meeting in Scottsdale, ...

Genetics

Dangerous swelling in babies linked to mutated gene

Scientists have discovered a new gene mutation that causes potentially fatal swelling in unborn and newborn babies. Identifying the gene is the first step toward a future diagnostic test and targeted treatment for this condition.

Medical research

Hereditary swellings caused by defective blood protein

Oedema, or tissues becoming swollen due to fluid retention, is a common symptom in a number of pathologies such as allergies or kidney and heart diseases. The swelling is caused by blood vessels leaking fluid into the surrounding ...

Neuroscience

Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism

A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head. Their research, published today in Cell, paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe ...

Neuroscience

Timing is key for traumatic brain injury treatment

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered two potential treatments for traumatic brain injury that are most effective when given at different stages after the injury has occurred.

Neuroscience

New hope for premature babies at risk of brain damage

(Medical Xpress)—Babies who suffer a bleed on their brain could be saved from debilitating brain damage after researchers at the University of Birmingham found that a new drug can prevent the swelling of the organ which ...

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