Damaris Christensen's Articles
- FeatureStatus at birth can foreshadow illnesses decades later.
- NewsA small study in mice suggests that inhaling nitric oxide may protect against tissue damage after a heart attack.
- NewsDrinking black tea makes a person's blood vessels dilate more easily, which may explain why drinking tea can protect against heart disease.
- NewsUnusually heavy meals boost a person's chance of developing a heart attack, at least among those people who already have risk factors for heart disease.
- NewsA small study of young women already at high risk of having a heart attack suggests that heart attacks are most frequent when estrogen levels are low, soon after a woman's period begins.
- NewsDrugs that lower cholesterol benefit patients who have just had a heart attack or chest pains, regardless of the patient's initial cholesterol levels.
- NewsA new study suggests how a gene recently linked to liver, skin, and pancreatic cancer also causes an often-deadly form of breast cancer.
- NewsAddressing a long-simmering controversy, a large new study has shown that in pregnancies where the baby has positioned itself to emerge feet or buttocks first, the delivery safest for the mother and child is a planned cesarean section rather than a vaginal birth.
- NewsAilments ranging from the common cold to many types of cancer can make people nauseous, an effect that may occur because signals from the brain suppress the muscle contractions required for digestion.
- NewsTransplanted nerve cells can survive in the brains of people who have suffered strokes and may alleviate some brain damage.