Researchers suggest U.S. Dietary Guidelines lack scientific credibility

The methods used to base decision-making for the Scientific Report of the 2015Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee are inherently and fatally flawed, according to findings from a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In a recent presentation to a special session of President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology titled “Strengthening…

Barking dog saves owner from heart attack

Warren Crew owes his life to his furry companion Nimbus. Nimbus, a 10-month-old Keeshond, warned Mr Crew’s wife Natasha Wyatt when Warren was about to go into cardiac arrest earlier this year. “I was asleep and at about 1am I woke up with throbbing pains in my arms and pins and needles in my fingers,”…

Chronic kidney disease patients benefit from pacing left and right ventricles

Patients with moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease who received cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator had a lower risk of hospitalization for heart failure or death from this condition compared to patients who received only an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, according to a study published today in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator…

Scientists Discover Network Of Genes That Delay Alzheimer’s Disease By 17 Years

Researchers have isolated nine genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease, with one gene potentially slowing the widespread of the condition by 17 years. The findings could also assist scientists in developing novel treatments to delay Alzheimer’s, according to lead researcher and medical geneticist, Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, an associate professor at the Australian National University. In the study…