Children born with a hole in the wall between heart chambers are often viewed as sickly or feeble. But a new study shows that kids with this relatively common congenital heart defect are just as healthy as other children. A researcher claims we are doing them a disservice by pathologising them.
Scientists have mapped the enzyme that transforms dopamine into noradrenaline. The discovery may lead to better treatment options for diseases such as depression, schizophrenia, and high blood pressure.
Every heart is unique. Cardiologists and engineers have teamed up to simulate the structure and blood flow of patients’ hearts using ultrasound and modern software. This can raise the success rate of surgical procedures.
Studies in the 1970s showed that people couldn’t get overweight or develop cardiovascular diseases from consumption of carbohydrates such as sugar. A Norwegian professor thinks we are still paying for this mistake.