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Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children's arteries, according to a study published online in the European Heart Journal. The thickening of the arteries' walls associated with being exposed to parents' smoke, means that these children will be at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. The researchers from Tasmania, Australia and Finland say that exposure to both parents smoking in childhood adds an extra 3.3 years to the age of blood vessels when the children reach adulthood.
A new study published online in the journal Rheumatology has found that the lower the ratio between a person's index finger (2D) and their ring finger (4D), the higher their risk of developing severe osteoarthritis in their knees, requiring a total knee replacement.
Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems in the two hours immediately afterwards, according to the first study to systematically evaluate previous research into the link between the extreme emotion and all cardiovascular outcomes. The study – a systematic review and meta-analysis – published online in the European Heart Journal, found that in the two hours immediately after an angry outburst, a person’s risk of a heart attack (myocardial infarction (MI) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS)) increased nearly five-fold (4.74%), the risk of stroke increased more than three-fold (3.62%), and the risk of ventricular arrhythmia also increased compared to other times when they were not angry.
Oxford University Press to publish Federation of European Microbiological Societies journals from 2015
Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce that on 30th January 2014 they signed a contract with the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to publish their five journals from 1st January 2015.
Rheumatology, the international, peer-reviewed scientific journal, has appointed a new editor. Professor Jacob van Laar will be taking over from the current editor Professor Robert Moots.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce the launch of a new medical journal, Oxford Medical Case Reports (OMCR).