Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems, says study

About one in 10 people have eczema, a chronic inflammatory condition that leaves skin dry and itchy. People with more severe forms may experience a scaly rash or skin that cracks and oozes

Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems, says studyThese people may also be at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a study published inThe BMJ. For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 385,000 adults with eczema, which was classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Each was matched with up to five people of similar age and sex who […]

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds study

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds studyWhile so-called gestational diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, some previous research suggests this risk may depend on whether the condition evolves into type 2 diabetes that persists after delivery. Researchers examined data from nine previous studies with almost 5.4 million mothers. Overall, about 8,000 women […]

Having more depressive symptoms tied to increased risk of stroke

People who report an elevated number of depression symptoms may be more likely to have a stroke years later than people with no depression symptoms or a low number of depression symptoms, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019

Having more depressive symptoms tied to increased risk of stroke“Depression is common and often goes untreated, so these results could hold great promise as we learn more about how depression may affect people’s risk for stroke and other cardiovascular problems and ultimately develop ways to prevent these problems,” said study author Marialaura Simonetto, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in […]

Lead exposure in childhood can be a risk factor for poor mental health in adults

The research findings, which appear in JAMA Psychiatry, indicate that people who had high levels of lead in their blood when they were young are more likely to experience mental health issues by the time they turn 38. The study also indicates that they are also more likely to have developed unhealthy personality traits, such as neuroticism

Lead exposure in childhood can be a risk factor for poor mental health in adultsLead is a type of metal that people throughout the world have used in the construction of water pipes, added into paint to prevent corrosion, and put into gasoline to maintain engine durability. Lead that accumulates in the body can also disrupt the central nervous system, and some studies have linked lead exposure during childhood […]

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problems

Women who started having periods at an early age are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems later in life, according to the study conducted by the researchers from The University of Western Australia

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problemsResearchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from the Western Australian Pregnancy […]

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, New York, have recently published a case study in the journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. They conclude that using higher doses of Viagra could eventually lead to significant long-term vision damage

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?There are few drugs as well-known as sildenafil citrate, commonly sold under the brand name Viagra. Scientists initially the drug as a potential treatment for angina and other cardiovascular problems. Though it had little effect on angina, they noted that it induced significant penile erections. So, the most successful erectile dysfunction drug was born. The […]