Today is World Health Day, a global health awareness day held annually on April 7.
Each year attention is drawn to a different global health issue with this year being diabetes.
Preeclampsia is a disease of high blood pressure during pregnancy, affecting around 3-5% of all pregnancies. It is life-threatening for both mother and the unborn child. Our scientists investigate that mothers with a history of preeclampsia have around double the risk of heart disease later in life.