Category Archives: Case Studies

First 3 years of growth affects respiratory health in children

Growth in first 3 years of life affects respiratory health in children

Summary:Children’s growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age.

Children’s growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by the Barcelona Institute… Read More

Short and fragmented sleep linked to hardened arteries | European Society of Cardiology

Short and fragmented

Summary:Results of a new study shows that sleeping less than six hours or waking up several times in the night is associated with an increased risk of asymptomatic atherosclerosis, which silently hardens and narrows the arteries.

Sleeping less than six hours or waking up several times in the night is associated with an increased risk of asymptomatic atherosclerosis,… Read More

Study says that Water worlds could support life

Study says that Water worlds

Summary:The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable, according to a new article.

The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that… Read More

Removing ice buildup without power or chemicals in a new way

A new way to remove ice buildup

Summary:Researchers have found a way to prevent icing of powerlines, airplanes, wind turbines, and other surfaces with a special coating and the power of sunlight — no heating or harsh chemicals needed.

From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance… Read More

Do doctors actually know how to diagnose a heart attack ? New guidance launched today

Do doctors really know how to diagnose a heart attack

Summary:Confusion over how to diagnose a heart attack is set to be cleared up with new guidance launched today.

Confusion over how to diagnose a heart attack is set to be cleared up with new guidance launched today. The 2018 Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction is published online in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.

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Sleeping five hours or less a night associated with doubled risk of cardiovascular disease says research

Insufficient sleep

Summary:New research finds that middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than men who sleep seven to eight hours.

Middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following… Read More

NASA-funded rocket to view sun with X-ray vision | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA

Summary:The FOXSI sounding rocket will scour the Sun with X-ray vision, looking for the mysterious mini-explosions that heat the corona to millions of degrees.

Without special instrumentation, the Sun looks calm and inert. But beneath that placid façade are countless miniature explosions called nanoflares.

These small but intense eruptions are born

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Jurassic reptiles adapted to changing seas | Fossil teeth shows the change

Fossil teeth show how

Summary:Marine predators that lived in deep waters during the Jurassic Period thrived as sea levels rose, while species that dwelled in the shallows died out, research suggests.

Marine predators that lived in deep waters during the Jurassic Period thrived as sea levels rose, while species that dwelled in the shallows died out, research suggests.

A study

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Researchers identify 25 genetic changes that may have extended human lifespan

human lifespan

Summary:A new method has made it possible to identify 25 parallel mutations located in genes associated with wound healing, blood coagulation and cardiovascular disorders. The results could help to develop new drugs to treat aging-related diseases. The research confirms the theory that some genes that help us in the initial stages of life are harmful to … Read More

Study finding that Patients want more information about their medicines with greater say in Brand

Patients want more information about their medicines, study finds

Summary:Many patients want more information on the medicines they’re prescribed and greater say in the brands they use, the first major study of the burden of long-term medicine use has concluded.

Many patients want more information on the medicines they’re prescribed and greater say in the brands they use, the first major study of the burden… Read More

Artificial Intelligence beating doctors at predicting heart disease deaths says new study

AI beats

Summary:A model developed using artificial intelligence is better at predicting risk of death in patients with heart disease than models designed by medical experts, a new study shows.

A model developed using artificial intelligence (AI) is better at predicting risk of death in patients with heart disease than models designed by medical experts, a new study… Read More