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Low dose steroids: helping babies come off ventilators and preserving the heart at the same time

In the United Kingdom 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year.[1] Many of them will be treated with steroids, such as dexamethasone sodium phosphate, to aid with lung development. A new


Obesity in pregnancy increases risk of lifelong cardiovascular disease in offspring

Maternal obesity impairs heart health and function of the foetus according to a new study in mice. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology found that maternal obesity causes molecular changes