Cardiology

Could your smart watch alert you to risk of sudden death?

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could ultimately enable smart watches to alert wearers to potentially deadly changes in their heart rhythm. The research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, ...

Health

People with heart rhythm disorders warned over cannabis use

A study of 2.4 million hospitalized cannabis users has found that those with an arrhythmia were 4.5 times more likely to die while in hospital than those without. The research is presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US COVID cases plateau even as vaccinations up

The rate of new coronavirus infections was plateauing in the United States Thursday—a warning sign that has previously predicted new surges, even as data showed one in eight Americans are now fully vaccinated.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Spotting an eating disorder in your college-age child

(HealthDay)—When your child enters college, the last thing you may be worried about is an eating disorder, but one expert says there are warning signs that parents shouldn't miss.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID deaths in Africa jump 40% in one month: WHO

Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa surged by 40 percent over the last month, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, as the continent's toll approaches 100,000.

Health

Heart disease deaths rising in young women

A nationwide US study has found increasing death rates from heart disease in women under 65. The research is published in European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of ...

Neuroscience

Dr. Dre recovering from a brain aneurysm. What is that?

The news that rapper and record executive Dr. Dre is recovering from a brain aneurysm has many people wondering: What is a brain aneurysm? What can be done about it? And what are the warning signs?

Health

Nightmares linked with anxiety and insomnia in heart patients

Heart patients with weekly nightmares are five times more likely to feel depressed or anxious and even more likely to have difficulty sleeping compared to those without frequent nightmares. That's the finding of a study published ...

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