By Jules Crittenden | [email protected] and Kimberly Atkins | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: January 8, 2019 at 9:29 pm | UPDATED: January 8, 2019 at 10:11 pm President Trump, citing a “crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” made an impassioned appeal to save lives and even save money by building a $5.7 billion border wall, in a direct prime time address to the American people Tuesday night. “There is a growing humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border,” Trump said. “All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration.” Trump cited a loss of jobs in American minority communities and spoke about thousands of deaths from the flow of drugs and a long list of murders by illegal immigrants, as well as the trafficking in children — “human pawns” — and women migrants who are sexually abused. “This is a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” … [Read more...] about Trump: Border ‘crisis of the heart and soul’
Blood flow of the heart
Tech & Science Neurology brain heart rate Every second or so, your heartbeat sends blood surging through the vessels of your body. The impact of this can be felt throughout the body—in the wrists, the neck and the ankles. If you're somewhere quiet, you might even hear your own heartbeat as its vibrations hit your ears. What you probably won't detect is the subtle pulsing of your brain as blood and spinal fluid ebb and flow inside your skull. Now, scientists have captured and magnified the effect of the heartbeat on the brain in real time. Using a new imaging technique the researchers can watch the brain bounce and warp as blood moves around the body. Although the brain only moves a tiny amount with every heartbeat—between about 0.0004 and 0.006 inches—tracking this motion could help reveal potentially deadly problems such as aneurysms or concussions before they become life-threatening, the researchers wrote in Magnetic Resonance in … [Read more...] about Brain Beats Along With the Heart—and Scientists Have Caught It on Tape
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Scientists have used an app on iPhone 4S to assess blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography that performed better than the traditional physical examination. The smartphone app had a diagnostic accuracy of 94 per cent compared with 84 per cent using the traditional method. Although this application is not certified at present for use in health care by any regulatory body, "our study highlights the potential for smartphone-based diagnostics to aid in clinical decision-making at the patient's bedside," said Dr Benjamin Hibbert from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa. Researchers used the smartphone's camera function to reach the conclusion, according to a randomised trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Because of the widespread availability of smartphones, they are being used increasingly as point-of-care diagnostics in clinical settings with minimal or no cost," said Hibbert. "For example, built-in cameras with … [Read more...] about iPhone app measured blood flow better in cardiac assessment
Some victims were found at home. An 84-year-old woman who’d spent over half her life in the same Sacramento, Calif., apartment died near her front door, gripping her keys. A World War II veteran succumbed in his bedroom. Many died outside, including a hiker who perished on the Pacific Crest Trail, his water bottles empty.The killer? Heat. Hundreds of others lost their lives when a stifling air mass settled on California in July 2006. And this repeat offender’s rap sheet stretches on. In Chicago, a multiday scorcher in July 1995 killed nearly 700. Elderly, black residents and people in homes without air conditioning were hardest hit. Europe’s 2003 heat wave left more than 70,000 dead, almost 20,000 of them in France. Many elderly Parisians baked to death in upper-floor apartments while younger residents who might have checked in on their neighbors were on August vacation. In 2010, Russia lost at least 10,000 residents to heat. India, in 2015, reported more than 2,500 … [Read more...] about Are we ready for the deadly heat waves of the future?