American children consume what amounts to a bathtub full of sugary beverages a year -- more than 30 gallons of sports drinks, soda and fruit juice. The imagery comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, which on Monday called for taxes and limits on marketing to children to curtail drinking sugar. "These sweetened drinks pose real -- and preventable -- risks to our children's health, including tooth decay, diabetes, obesity and heart disease," pediatrician Natalie Muth said in a joint statement issued by both groups. "We need broad public policy solutions to reduce children's access to cheap sugary drinks."Teens who get more than 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars are more likely to have abnormal cholesterol levels, including higher "bad" LDL cholesterol, higher triglycerides and lower heart-protective HDL cholesterol, Muth added.Children and teens now consume 17 percent of their calories from added sugars, nearly half … [Read more...] about Tax sugary drinks, urge pediatricians and Heart Association
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Family's touching tribute pulls heartstrings at "Imagine with Heart" gala benefiting heart disease and stroke research By Amber Elliott Published 4:36 pm CST, Monday, February 18, 2019 Holly Veech, from left, Cindy Prator, Maddie Prator and Sherilyn Steele at the Heart Ball at Hilton Americas Houston. Holly Veech, from left, Cindy Prator, Maddie Prator and Sherilyn Steele at the Heart Ball at Hilton Americas Houston. Photo: Gary Fountain, Contributor Photo: Gary Fountain, Contributor Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Holly Veech, from left, Cindy Prator, Maddie Prator and Sherilyn Steele at the Heart Ball at Hilton Americas Houston. Holly Veech, from left, Cindy Prator, Maddie Prator and Sherilyn Steele at the Heart Ball at Hilton Americas Houston. … [Read more...] about Heart Ball raises $2.3 million for American Heart Association at Hilton Americas-Houston downtown
Jan 31, 7:39 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/31/19 AT 7:03 AM The American Lung Association gave the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an “F” grade for lack of action in protecting teens from possible e-cigarette addiction.In its latest annual State of Tobacco Control report, the organization accused the FDA of being passive on the issue of vaping and this weakness is what is placing many Americans’ health and lives at risk. Without the government’s strong campaign against e-cigarettes, they said the number of high schoolers who had taken up vaping as a hobby had gone up 78 percent — and that’s from 2017 to 2018 alone. The FDA is responsible for regulating the distribution and use of vape products but 20.8 percent of teens are still using it. In fact, it has gone so high that teen vape use has now been declared an epidemic. The ALA said … [Read more...] about Is Your Teen A Vape Addict? Blame The FDA, American Lung Association Says
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Gina Kolata New York Times October 30, 2018 NEW YORK — For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard.Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States.But Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his former employers, this month accused Anversa and his laboratory of massive scientific malpractice. More than 30 research studies produced over more than a decade contain falsified or fabricated data, officials concluded, and should be retracted. In 2017, the hospital paid a $10 million settlement to the federal government after the Department of Justice alleged that Anversa and two members of his team were … [Read more...] about He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says It Was Scientific Malpractice.
Work is underway to deploy Corti, an AI system that detects heart attacks during emergency phone calls, and it could be coming to some of the biggest cities in Europe. Following plans announced earlier this year to roll Corti out in more cities, this summer the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), whose members include cities like London, Paris, Milan, and Munich, will deliver AI-powered assistance to emergency 112 operators. In initial trials, this assistance was found to identify cardiac arrest events more quickly than human operators. Emergency call centers from Seattle to Singapore also want to make Corti part of their operations, but there’s no global standard for organizations working to save lives. Some are fine with the idea of deploying the AI through the cloud, while others with privacy concerns require the AI system to operate from on-premise servers. Above: The Orb on the desk of a Copenhagen emergency operator To serve a variety of needs and make it easier … [Read more...] about Corti heart attack detection AI can now deploy on the edge with Scandinavian design