Latest News

Vascular disease that affects mostly women is 'poorly understood' by many health care providers

A vascular disease called fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), which can cause high blood pressure, kidney failure, stroke and other symptoms -- mostly in women -- is ?poorly understood by many healthcare providers,? according to a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. FMD can cause narrowing, enlargement, bulging or tears in medium-size arteries, and occurs most commonly in arteries leading to the kidneys, and in carotid arteries in the neck that carry blood to the brain and eyes. It also can affect arteries supplying blood to the abdominal organs, legs or arms. Neurological complications include headaches, neck pain, tinnitus, strokes and mini strokes. A delay in diagnosis 'can lead to impaired quality of life and poor outcomes.'
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Recurrent violence linked to substantially higher rates of mental disorders in post-conflict communities

  • Luck affects how we judge reckless actions

  • Motor skill deficiencies linked to autism severity, reseearch says

  • New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke

  • Leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic

  • Take notes by hand for better long-term comprehension

  • Paying closer attention to attention

  • Small business owners not always worried about being treated fairly, researcher finds

  • Fruitfly study identifies brain circuit that drives daily cycles of rest, activity

  • New genetic brain disorder in humans discovered