Heart patients’ condition improves with Vitamin D supplements

Heart patients’ condition improves with Vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D is commonly called the “sunshine vitamin” because our skin naturally makes it when it’s exposed to the ultraviolet B rays found in sunlight. Yet, even during the summer months, heart failure patients are often deficient in this vitamin. Seeking to resolve this issue, a new five-year study investigated the potential benefits heart patients […]

Why a vegetarian diet may be bad for you

Why a vegetarian diet may be bad for you

From ACSH Will the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) be calling vegetarian diets carcinogens soon? A new study finds that a vegetarian diet likely led to a mutation that may make people more likely to get heart disease and colon cancer. Well, it’s more complex than that. Using reference data from the 1000 Genomes Project, the team discovered that a […]

Scientists probe preserved remains of ancient man’s best friend

Scientists probe preserved remains of ancient man’s best friend

Scientists are probing the remains of two Ice Age puppies found perfectly preserved in Russia’s far northeast region of Yakutia and dating back 12,460 years that could offer clues about the origin of domesticated dogs. “To find a carnivorous mammal intact with skin, fur and internal organs — this has never happened before in history,” […]

Heart attack patients are getting younger

Heart attack patients are getting younger

Young people tend to feel invincible to danger, but they’re not, especially when it comes to their heart health. One of the most common misconceptions about heart health is that older people are the only ones who need to worry. Patients who suffer from the most severe and deadly type of heart attack, STEMI, are […]

Diabetes may not be as permanent as we thought

Diabetes may not be as permanent as we thought

Roughly 330 million people around the world have Type 2 diabetes; the cure for it may be as simple as adhering to a strict diet. In 2011, a team of United Kingdom researchers from Newcastle University published a study that showed Type 2 diabetes could be reversed in overweight and obese patients who followed a […]

Honeywell and NASA put STEM education in ‘motion’ for Arizona Middle Schools

Honeywell and NASA put STEM education in ‘motion’ for Arizona Middle Schools

FMA Live!, the interactive hip-hop, Newtonian physics show will visit 40 schools across seven U.S. states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA are proud to support their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program with the award-winning, hip-hop educational experience FMA Live! Forces in Motion. The program […]

Drinking too much water as deadly as too little

Drinking too much water as deadly as too little

By Ruth Kava / ACSH All athletes (and non-athletes) are warned repeatedly of the risks of dehydration, especially when exercising in hot, humid environments. The warning has become such a truism that seeing people on the street sipping from their bottles of water is commonplace. But there’s a downside to all this sipping — water […]

First sea surface map out from NASA

First sea surface map out from NASA

Jason-3, a new U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation, has produced its first complete science map of global sea surface height, capturing the current signal of the 2015-16 El Niño. The first Jason-3 global map can be viewed at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=pia20532 The map was generated from the first 10 days of data collected once Jason-3 […]

To avoid heart disease forget diet, get a dog

To avoid heart disease forget diet, get a dog

By Ruth Kava / ACSH Dog ownership has been touted as being good for one’s health for years. Now a new  scientific study, just presented at the meeting of the American Heart Association, supports what seems to have become common knowledge — dogs are good for you. Senior author on the study was Dr. Tove […]

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