Scientists are moving closer to developing a new pacemaker that is powered by a person’s heartbeat. Current pacemakers need to be replaced every 5-12 years. (Picsfive | Shutterstock) Pacemakers are used to manage heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats). These conditions can either manifest as tachycardia (a rapid heartbeat exceeding the normal resting rate) or bradycardia (a […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016 TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — The overall cancer death rate decreased continuously by 27 percent from 1991 to 2016, according to a report published online Jan. 8 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Rebecca L. Siegel, M.P.H., from the American […]Continue Reading ...
South San Francisco, CA — November 21, 2018 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Venclexta (venetoclax), in combination with a hypomethylating agent (azacitidine or decitabine), or low-dose cytarabine (LDAC), for the treatment of […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have thought that the main determinant of maximal longevity in warm-blooded animals–which varies from as little as 2 to as many as 211 years–is a species’ metabolic rate, which is inversely related to body size. It follows that at 2 years of life, small animals with high metabolic rates are already old, but large […]Continue Reading ...
Shorter ambulance response times are associated with a higher rate of survival in patients with sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The later discharge rate is also affected substantially by bystander resuscitation measures at the site of the incident. These are the results of a cohort study reported in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch […]Continue Reading ...
Despite Republicans’ resistance to the federal health law, the percentage of Americans without health insurance in 2017 remained the same as during the last year of the Obama administration, according to a closely watched report from the Census Bureau released Wednesday. However, the uninsured rate did rise in 14 states. It was not immediately clear […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 — From 2007 to 2016, the rate of deaths from falls among older adults increased by an average of 3.0 percent per year, according to research published in the May 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Elizabeth Burns, M.P.H., and Ramakrishna […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States dropped to the lowest rate ever in 2017, although the incidence rate among non-U.S.-born persons was 15 times the rate of those born in the U.S. Among cases where drug susceptibility testing results were reported for culture-confirmed cases of TB in 2016, 1.0%) were multi-drug resistant […]Continue Reading ...
Aging is the most important single factor behind chronic diseases and death. As “silver tsunami” approaches, healthcare and social protection systems face the looming crisis. By 2050, the global population of older persons is projected to more than double its size in 2015. New article published in Frontiers in Genetics by MIPT scientist Peter Fedichev […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Penn State Scranton assistant professors of psychology Karin Machluf and P. Douglas Sellers II, along with their colleague, Christopher Aults from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, have found in a study that heart rate reactivity is a biological moderator between peer victimization (bullying) and internalizing problems (anxiety/depression) in adolescent girls. The researchers’ […]Continue Reading ...
The young man held the medication in his hand — and considered using it to end his life. But then he “put it down and said, ‘No. I need help,’” before heading to a Laredo, Texas, emergency room, said Kimberly Gallegos, who at the time earlier this year was a mobile crisis worker for a […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 19 2018 Oxford University spin-off secures European medical device certification for software enabling a digital video camera to remotely detect pulse and breathing rate, with the potential to transform care for elderly and vulnerable people in rooms where staff cannot always be present The British Standards Institute (BSI) has accredited Oxehealth’s vital signs measurement […]Continue Reading ...
Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. Dr Naresh Sen, study author, Consultant Cardiologist at HG SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India, said: “We use music therapy in our hospital and in this study we showed that yoga music has a beneficial impact on […]Continue Reading ...
May 11, 2018 Presented at Heart Rhythm 2018, first-of-its-kind study includes results from Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear and Fitbit Charge 2 A new study is the first to validate the accuracy of wrist-worn wearable devices in measuring induced paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), or episodes of rapid heart rate. Three common wearable devices including the […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, March 19, 2018 — You might think that glass of wine or beer helps you relax at the end of a long day, but researchers report that it actually makes your heart race. And the more you drink, the faster your heart beats. To come to that conclusion, German doctors monitored the alcohol consumption […]Continue Reading ...
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