Feb 05, 7:20 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Juliana Rose Pignataro @julie_pignataro 10/19/16 AT 12:19 PM Brushing your teeth with a special plaque reducing toothpaste could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found. Researchers set out to determine if Plaque HD toothpaste would significantly reduce levels of the inflammation that causes heart disease in the study published in the American Journal of Medicine.A team at Florida Atlantic University compared 61 healthy people aged 19 to 44 after they used either Plaque HD or a placebo toothpaste for 60 days. They then measured their levels of plaque and the protein present in inflammation and heart disease. Researchers found a convincing drop in both. Plaque was reduced by 49 percent as compared to only 24 percent when placebo toothpaste was used. Inflammatory proteins were reduced by 29 percent with Plaque HD, while those who used a … [Read more...] about Heart Attack Risk: Can Brushing Your Teeth With New Toothpaste Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?
Electronic cigarettes are often thought of as "healthier" than conventional cigarettes, but the jury's still out on their potential health risks. Now, a new study has found a link between e-cigarette use and an increased risk of stroke and heart attacks. The study analyzed information from about 400,000 Americans who took part in a national health survey in 2016. Of these, about 66,800 reported that they regularly used e-cigarettes. Compared with non-e-cigarette users, regular users had about a 70 percent higher risk of stroke, a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or angina (chest pain) and a 40 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease. About 79 percent of e-cigarette users also reported using conventional cigarettes, compared with just 37 percent of non-e-cigarette users. [4 Myths About E-Cigarettes] But the findings linking e-cigarettes with an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and coronary heart disease held even after the researchers took into account whether … [Read more...] about E-Cigarettes Linked to Heart Attacks, Strokes
Lisa Hörnblad was one of the skiers involved in the rescue efforts. Photo: AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis Three Swedish ski racers helped save the life of a German world cup official swho suffered a heart attack in a gondola. The sports agency SID, an AFP subsidiary, said the trio sprang into action on Thursday by providing first aid when a race official suffered a cardiac arrest in a cable car during a training session for Saturday's downhill world cup race. Lisa Hörnblad, Lin Ivarsson and Helena Rapaport were on their way up in a ski lift to test the Garmisch course when the man, a 60-year-old race marshal, collapsed in the cable car cabin. "It was crazy, we fought to keep him alive, the minutes felt very long," Hörnblad told Swedish TV broadcaster SVT. Hörnblad took the initiative, giving the stricken official a cardiac massage, helped by Rapaport, and Ivarsson called for help on her mobile phone. When the cable car arrived at the summit, the Austrian … [Read more...] about Swedish skiers save German’s life after sudden heart attack
When a heart attack strikes, it can seemingly come out of nowhere. And if you have chronic heart failure, being able to predict the next attack not only can be life-saving but empowering too.Chronolife, a health tech company based in France, is hoping to help those who are diagnosed with chronic or congestive heart failure (CHF) to anticipate potential medical emergencies with its Chronolife vest. Appearing at CES 2019 (though it wasn't hooked up to anything and demoed no bio stats or data), the vest claims to measure six key physiological stats in real time, and combined with machine learning, it hopes to predict the likelihood of an oncoming heart attack. Its estimated retail price is €200 (about $228, £180 and AU$320 converted) and Chronolife plans to sell it to researchers, insurance companies and healthcare providers.More than 5.7 million adults in the US have CHF according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and treating the condition … [Read more...] about CES 2019: This cotton vest wants to predict your next heart attack before it’s too late
Updated 12:47 pm PST, Thursday, January 3, 2019 An Uber driver had a heart attack while driving, forcing two passengers to jump out of the car on a Northern California highway. An Uber driver had a heart attack while driving, forcing two passengers to jump out of the car on a Northern California highway. Photo: Richard Vogel / Associated Press 2016 Photo: Richard Vogel / Associated Press 2016 Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 An Uber driver had a heart attack while driving, forcing two passengers to jump out of the car on a Northern California highway. An Uber driver had a heart attack while driving, forcing two passengers to jump out of the car on a Northern California highway. Photo: Richard Vogel / … [Read more...] about Passengers leap from car as Uber driver has heart attack