Cardiology

Mapping shear stress can help predict heart attacks

A heart attack is like an earthquake. When a patient is having a heart attack, it's easy for cardiologists to look at a coronary artery and identify the blockages that are causing trouble. However, predicting exactly where ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Arterial stiffness may predict dementia risk

(HealthDay)—Arterial stiffness may predict dementia risk, independent of subclinical brain damage, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Cardiology

Higher risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve

The risk of heart attack peaks at around 10pm on Christmas Eve, particularly for older and sicker people, most likely due to heightened emotional stress, finds a Swedish study in this week's Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why bigotry is a public health problem

Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled "Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?" At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making "pathological bigotry" or pathological bias – essentially, bias ...

Cardiology

Kawasaki disease: One disease, multiple triggers

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is the virus that has killed 7 children in New Jersey?

(HealthDay)—New Jersey health officials on Wednesday confirmed the deaths of seven children following infection with an adenovirus—a member of the same viral family that causes the common cold.

Cardiology

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journal. Medication was not responsible ...

Cardiology

Sensitive cardiac injury marker could reduce stress testing

High blood levels of troponin, a protein released by injured heart muscle, can tell whether someone recently experienced a heart attack. Measuring lower, but still problematic, levels of troponin can provide useful long-term ...

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