A new study has suggested that many heart transplant patients could benefit from high-intensity exercise as it could enable them to reach higher levels of exercise capacity, and gain better control of their blood pressure than moderate intensity exercise.
The research, published in the American Journal of Transplantation, investigated whether people who have undergone a recent heart transplant can benefit from the same advantages of high-intensity interval training as healthy people. Read the rest of this entry »
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Screening women for breast cancer may significantly lower their chances of dying from the disease, according to a new international review of evidence.
A team at Queen Mary University of London incorporating experts from 16 countries assessed 11 randomised controlled trials and 40 high-quality observational studies for their research. Read the rest of this entry »
A new study has found strong evidence that a chemical imbalance in the brain is responsible for causing schizophrenia in patients.
Researchers led by a team at Cardiff University compared the genetic data of 11,355 patients with schizophrenia against a control group of 16,416 people without the condition, based on the knowledge that a healthy brain functions properly because of a balance of chemical signals that excite and inhibit nerve cell activity. Read the rest of this entry »
A rare eye disorder that leads to colour blindness and other visual problems could be caused by a newly discovered genetic mutation, researchers believe.
Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center in the US demonstrated that mutations to the gene called ATF6 – which is a key regulator of the response designed to prevent accumulations of unfolded or mis-folded proteins in the body's cells – can lead to hereditary achromatopsia, in this case affecting the cone cells of the eye. Read the rest of this entry »