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#1 Cause of Death; More Sleep=Less Pain?; Look Younger – Don’t Smile

Posted May 17th, 2017 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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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?

Posted November 21st, 2016 at 4:21 pm (UTC-4)
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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 […]

Curiosity Hits Silica Jackpot; Sleep Aid & Strokes; Freshwater Supply Threatened

Posted December 18th, 2015 at 4:27 pm (UTC-4)
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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds Plenty of Silica As they reviewed data gathered by the Mars Rover, scientists found that some rocks in Gale Crater contained the chemical compound silica.  In fact they say it’s a very high amount of the compound. According to the researchers, silica is actually a combination of silicon and oxygen. […]

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Posted June 15th, 2015 at 11:59 pm (UTC-4)
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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

Posted April 6th, 2015 at 7:00 pm (UTC-4)
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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 […]

Sunblock Could Harm Sea Animals, Seals/Sea Lions Once Spread TB, Link Between Colds/Infections and Strokes in Children, Life Found Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

Posted August 20th, 2014 at 8:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Sunblock Good For You – May Be Bad For Marine Animals For many people, especially in the northern hemisphere, summer time is also vacation time, and one of the most popular destinations is the beach.  One of the most important rituals for beachgoers is slathering on gobs of sunblock on their bodies. But what people […]

Have Saturated Fats Been Unjustly Vilified?

Posted March 5th, 2014 at 11:32 pm (UTC-4)
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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 […]

Need to Check Your Cholesterol? Take a Picture

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 7:34 pm (UTC-4)
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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 […]

Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Her Mind

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Almost 15 years after being paralyzed by a stroke, a 58-year-old woman was able to reach for, pick up and take a sip of a drink, by using her thoughts to operate a robotic arm.  Up until then, the woman had depended upon caregivers to do this for her. As technology continues to meld man […]