#1 Cause of Death; More Sleep=Less Pain?; Look Younger – Don’t Smile
Cardiovascular Disease #1 Cause of World’s Deaths A new 25 year global study suggests cardiovascular diseases is now the cause of one third of all deaths throughout the world. The study reports that in 2015 nearly 18 million people worldwide died from this family of illnesses, which includes heart attack, congestive heart failure, coronary artery […]
Advanced Weather Satellite in Space; Can Migraines Lead to Stroke?
NASA Launches NOAA’S Advanced Weather Satellite On Saturday, 11/19/16, NASA launched the first of four advanced weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite will maintain a geostationary orbit nearly 36,000 kilometers above Earth’s western hemisphere. Called the Geostationary Operational Environmental […]
Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Researchers have found that poor sleep could contribute to increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes, are the number one cause of death worldwide, claiming 17 million lives each year, according to the World Health Organization. “Sleep disorders are very closely related to the presence of cardiovascular diseases,” […]
Brain Activity May Hasten Death in Cardiac Arrest Patients
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Michigan has found that when death induced by cardiac arrest is near, the brain bursts into a flurry of activity that may actually play a role in hastening the patient’s death. It is generally thought that the sudden eruption of signals between the brain and heart […]
Have Saturated Fats Been Unjustly Vilified?
You’d really love to eat a nice juicy hamburger, wouldn’t you? But maybe you resist the temptation because you’re watching your weight and your doctor wants you to cut down on saturated fats in order to prevent heart disease. We’re not recommending that you go ahead and splurge on that burger, but a US cardiovascular […]
Looking Old? It Could Be Heart Disease
Looking old on the outside might be a clue to what’s going on inside your body, according to new research from the American Heart Association. The study finds that people who have three or four physical signs of aging —a receding hairline, baldness, a crease in the earlobe, or yellow fatty deposits around the eyelid— […]
Need to Check Your Cholesterol? Take a Picture
Checking your cholesterol could soon be as simple as snapping a picture of your hand. Folks with an aversion to needles will welcome news that researchers in India have developed a cholesterol test which uses a digital camera instead of needles. N.R. Shanker and his colleagues from the Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology […]