ASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Minorities who suffer heart attacks in poor neighborhoods are not nearly as likely to receive proper CPR compared to if they were to suffer from cardiac arrest in affluent white neighborhoods.
A recent study from a group of medical researchers found that blacks and Hispanics are about 30 percent less likely to be aided by CPR than white people, with the odds being the worst when it involves a [...]
Egg yolks were found to contribute to the build up of plaques in the arteries
Scientists have unscrambled the truth about eggs – eating the yolk is almost as bad as smoking for peopleat risk of heart disease.
The problem lies in an increased risk of the hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis.
It is a disorder of the arteries where plaques, aggravated by cholesterol, form on the inner arterial wall.
As a [...]
Taking a calcium supplement to help prevent bones from thinning puts people at a greater risk for heart attacks, says a report out today in the journal Heart.
The study of approximately 24,000 people between the ages of 35 and 64 found participants who took regular calcium supplements were 86% more likely to have a heart attack than those who didn’t take supplements. Those who took only calcium supplements were twice [...]
3,383 youths aged 12 to 19 participated in study
Percentage of diabetic or pre-diabetic teens rose from 9% in 1999 to 21% in 2008
Found that 50% of overweight and 60% of obese youths had at least one risk factor for future heart disease
In normal weight kids 27% had a risk factor
Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future [...]
Snoring and other types of ‘sleep disordered breathing’, as it is known, can deprive the body of enough oxygen for hours at a time.
Scientists now believe having low blood oxygen levels can trigger the development of cancerous tumours, by promoting the growth of the vessels that feed them.
They say in future doctors could help people fight the disease by stopping them snoring.
Researchers in the US looked at cancer rates [...]
BOLOGNA – One of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, a magnitude-6.0 temblor that killed at least four people, toppled buildings and sent residents running into the streets, emergency services and news reports said.
The quake struck at 4:04 a.m. Sunday between Modena and Mantova, about 22 miles north-northwest of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 3.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey [...]
Noel Brinkerhoff, Vicki Baker
May 17, 2012
Raymond Gilmartin’s landing was a soft one after leaving behind an embattled Merck. The one-time top executive of the leading pharmaceutical company, which was engulfed in the Vioxx controversy last decade, splits his time these days between teaching part-time at Harvard and serving on the boards of major corporations.
Gilmartin served as Merck’s president and CEO for 12 years (1994-2006) during troubles that stemmed from [...]
The well-known phrase, ‘no pain, no gain’ is more true than we ever thought.
Every year we spend millions of pounds trying to save ourselves from feeling pain, be it a throbbing headache or the excruciating agony of acute illnesses such as heart attacks and angina.
But scientists are realising how the dreaded sensation actually plays a crucial role in keeping us alive, by setting off hidden healing processes when we suffer [...]
A vaccine delivered in an injection or nasal spray to prevent heart attacks could be available within five years.
Scientists have discovered that the drug stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies which prevent heart disease by stopping fat building up in the arteries.
It is the first time that the underlying cause of heart disease has been targeted. Current treatments focus on using drugs to reduce cholesterol levels and blood [...]
* Doctors say Cheney’s wait for a heart was longer than usual
* 65 usually upper limit for heart transplant
By Julie Steenhuysen and Debra Sherman
CHICAGO, March 25 (Reuters) – At 71, former Vice President Dick Cheney was older than average for a heart transplant, but doctors said on Sunday that advances in care have made it possible for older patients to still be good transplant candidates.
And not only was he older than the typical [...]
Stem cells grown from patients’ own cardiac tissue can heal damage once thought to be permanent after a heart attack, according to a study that suggests the experimental approach may one day help stave off heart failure.
In a trial of 25 heart-attack patients, 17 who got the stem cell treatment showed a 50 percent reduction in cardiac scar tissue compared with no improvement for the eight who received standard [...]