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  • Why filter coffee is bad for you

    08/03/2015 10:19:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | James Chapman
    Dropping coffee from your diet could reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 15 per cent, according to a study. Britons spend £850million a year on coffee. But experts suggest it can raise levels of cholesterol and homo-cysteine in the blood - both associated with heart disease and strokes. There has been concern about the possible dangers of unfiltered coffee for some time but the more widelyconsumed filtered coffee has generally been given a clean bill of health. The latest study suggests there may be a link between even filtered coffee and cardiovascular disease. The team, led...
  • The best cast shadow. Ever.

    08/03/2015 9:31:16 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-3-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Even if you don't believe in God, this is still really cool.
  • Planned Parenthood Defends Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: ďBut Weíre Not Making a ProfitĒ

    07/29/2015 8:30:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 29, 2015 |
    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has responded to the video released by the Center for Medical Progress showing their abortionist negotiating the price of aborted babiesí body parts. The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ginde tells actors posing as buyers from a fake human biologics company known as Biomax that payment per organ will be the most financially beneficial for Planned Parenthood. She said, ďI think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.Ē...
  • (vanity) Prayers for my father's bypass surgery today!

    07/29/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 59 replies
    me | 7/29/15 | me
    Hello all. Asking for more prayers for my father. Today he is at Hopkins to have triple-bypass surgery. This is harrowing enough, as is the thought of "recovery" with them cutting bones for it, but last night I just got a call from my aunt (his sister) and she stated that she and my uncle (brother), who is paralyzed, have a defect in their spines and that my dad should ensure surgeons are aware of this because of possible genetic similarity. I called my parents this morning to tell them (my aunt oddly did not mention it to them). But...
  • Dubai Doctors Revive 62-Year-Old Man After His Heart Stopped for 17 Minutes

    07/01/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Indian national was not charged for the treatmentAn elderly Indian national whose heart stopped for 17 minutes and was considered dead got second life when doctors at a Dubai hospital managed to revive him. Khalifa bin Darai, Executive Director for Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, told Emarat Al Youm newspaper that his team received information that the man, 62, was in critical condition because he heart had failed and he was dead. Though it was necessary to transfer him to Rashid Hospital, but due to long distance the Dubai ambulance team contacted a nearby private hospital which agreed to receive...
  • Top reasons beer is actually good for you (Warning: Lockerroom Graphics)

    05/21/2015 1:48:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015
    Beer lovers, rejoice! Not only does beer taste great, and make you feel "buzzed" on life, beer is also good for you. Well, in moderation. As pints are poured in bars and restaurants across the country, know that drinking beer has real health benefits.* 1. Decreased incidence of heart disease There are more than 20 well-done, large international studies that all demonstrate the heart benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. One study, conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) noted a 20 to 40 percent decrease in coronary artery disease in moderate alcohol drinkers. Now, that doesnít...
  • Polygamous Marriage May Be Bad for a Man's Heart

    04/29/2015 11:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Daily Science ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tia Ghose
    Having more than one wife may cause some serious heartache. Men who are polygamous face more than quadruple the risk of having blocked heart vessels, compared with men married to one woman, new research suggests.
  • New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    03/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/25/15 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure. The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them. Now, the state Assembly has approved part of...
  • Soul mate stories: She gave him a kidney, he gave her his heart

    02/14/2015 10:00:28 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Daphne Sashin
    (CNN) -- Ashley McIntyre had no idea who Danny Robinson was when she heard he was searching for a kidney. He was the same age as her and had already been through so much. Diagnosed at age 16 with IgA nephropathy, an inflammatory kidney disease, Danny had been in kidney failure since 2012, the same year he lost his father to brain cancer.
  • Gold Nanoparticles Show Promise for Early Detection of Heart Attacks (Title Truncated)

    01/15/2015 12:38:54 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 2 replies
    Nanotechnology Now ^ | January 15, 2015 20:06 GMT | Not Listed
    Kurt H. Becker, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and WeiDong Zhu, a research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are helping develop a new colloidal gold test strip for cardiac troponin I (cTn-I) detection. The new strip uses microplasma-generated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and shows much higher detection sensitivity than conventional test strips. The new cTn-I test is based on the specific immune-chemical reactions between antigen and antibody on immunochromatographic test strips using AuNPs. Compared to AuNPs produced by traditional chemical methods, the surfaces of the...
  • The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

    12/29/2014 12:53:13 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 December 2014 | David Robson
    Our top 12 stories of 2014. #9: When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson. Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small ďbumpĒ hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his ďsecond heartĒ. The small mechanical pump was meant to relieve the burden of his failing cardiac muscles, but Carlos (not his real name) disliked the sensation. The beat of the machine seemed to replace his pulse, a sensation that warped his body image: as the...
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  • Kolkhorst: Abbott supports repeal, Ďtougheningí of Texas DREAM Act

    12/15/2014 1:03:52 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Patrick Svitek
    State Sen.-elect Lois Kolkhorst, laying out her priorities since winning a promotion to the upper chamber, said Wednesday she anticipates a ďbig revamp or repealĒ of the Texas law allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants ó a move that has the blessing of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. (SNIP) While Patrick has vowed to repeal the DREAM Act, Abbottís position has been less straightforward. During his second gubernatorial debate with Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, he said he would not veto a repeal of the law if it came to his desk. His campaign has previously expressed a need to reform the measure...
  • Hillary Clinton fights for (still exempt) Landrieu: ĎShe has a big heart, and a spine of steelí

    11/02/2014 1:00:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/01/14 | Karen Heller
    NEW ORLEANS Ė Three days before Louisianaís election, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her first campaign visit to the state in support of her former Senate colleague, three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu. ďShe has a big heart, and a spine of steel,Ē Clinton said at a rally billed as ďMoms & Grams for Mary.Ē The former secretary of state compared Landrieuís efforts to secure federal funds for Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina to her work, as a senator, to get aid to New York after September 11. ďShe was relentless,Ē Clinton said to the crowd assembled at the Sugar Mill even space near...
  • Adult Stem Cells Offering Patients New Hope

    03/21/2008 8:24:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 372+ views ^ | Mar 20, 2008 | Mallika Marshall, MD
    BOSTON (WBZ) ‚Äē There's been a lot of controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells in recent years, but adult stem cells, which few people oppose using, are already giving some patients a new lease on life. Donald Reid is hoping adult stem cells will give him more time. "There's not many options left for me." The 57-year-old has clogged arteries and heart disease so bad; he's not a candidate for surgery. Instead, he's joined an experimental study that involves a special machine. It's taking his blood and pulling out stem cells. We're not talking about stem cells from...
  • Pioneering new injection to cure heart failure without need for major surgery

    08/11/2014 11:13:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients - and could even consign heart transplants to history. Researchers hope to increase levels of SERCA2a, a protein in heart muscle cells that plays an important role in heart muscle contraction The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients. Heart transplants could even be consigned to history thanks to a trial by Imperial College, London, which aims to show for the first time that gene therapy could repair failing organs....
  • Can heart attack damage be reversed?

    07/12/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2014 | Caleb Hellerman
    An hour's drive to the southeast, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Eduardo Marban has recently launched an experiment to help patients like Karpman. Marban led one of the earlier stem cell trials, using cells taken by biopsy from the patient's own heart. The cells were multiplied in a laboratory for two to three weeks and then reinfused through a catheter. At the time, says Marban, it was thought that the stem cells themselves turned into new heart muscle and blood vessels. "In fact, the more we learned, the more we realized that that's not what these cells...
  • 'Junk' DNA Keeps Your Heart Beating

    05/21/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-21-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    'Junk' DNA Keeps Your Heart Beating by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A new research study has shown that large regions of the human genome, once thought to be useless junk, work to keep your heart functioning properly.1 When these areas of the genome malfunction, cardiovascular failure is often outcome, showing the importance of every piece of God's handiwork. The human genome is composed of more than just DNA sequences that produce proteins. In fact, only about 2% to 3% of the genome directly encodes information specifying the sequence of proteins. Despite this small percentage, about 80 to 90% of the...
  • High Blood Pressure

    05/15/2014 5:53:35 AM PDT · by killermosquito · 59 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/15/2014 | killermosquito
    Do any freepers have any experience with High Blood Pressure? Mine has been running high for a few years. Usually, about 139/90. I have had one significant problem that might have been related. 5 or 6 years ago a retinal occlusion caused me to lose about 70% of the vision in my right eye. It started with "lightning" flashes and the next day if you were standing 15 feet from me your face would be an oval with no features. After about 6 weeks of steroidal eye drops the vision returned to normal. More recently in the past couple of...
  • A Fully Functional 3-D Printed Heart Sooner Than You Think

    04/17/2014 8:15:44 AM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    Qmed ^ | April 15, 2014 | Stephen Levy
    Posted in Cardiovascular The Cardiovascular Innovation Institute's executive and scientific director, Stuart K. Williams, PhD, has set his sights on a fully functional, implantable 3-D bioprinted human heart, which could provide a potential cure for heart disease. ďWe think we can do it in 10 years ó that we can build, from a patientís own cells, a total Ďbioficialí heart,Ē Williams, who is also a professor of surgery at the University of Louisville, told the Louisville Courier-Journal's Laura Ungar in an interview published on the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII) website. The CII is a collaboration between the University of Louisville...
  • A cup of Earl Grey 'as good as statins' at fighting heart disease, study finds

    03/31/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/30/14 | Alice Philipson
    Drinking Earl Grey tea could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract - a key ingredient in the hot drink - is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol. Scientists believe bergamot, a fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit which gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour, can significantly lower cholesterol. They say it contains enzymes known as HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The study found bergamot could even be as effective as statins, used to control cholesterol but which can...
  • Saturated fat does not cause heart disease: Study

    03/19/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Times of India ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha
    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Heart Foundation have found there is actually no evidence that confirms changing the type of fat you eat from "bad" saturated to "healthier" polyunsaturated cuts heart risk. The researchers analysed data from 72 unique studies with over 600,000 participants from 18 nations and found total saturated fatty acid, whether measured in the diet or in the bloodstream as a biomarker, was not associated with coronary disease risk in the observational studies.
  • Study to Test Chocolate Pills for Heart Health

    03/17/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Marilynn Marchione
    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat countless candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women across the U.S. ``People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,'' not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's...
  • Gestational diabetes may raise risk for future heart disease

    03/16/2014 12:21:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Science Recorder ^ | March 14, 2014 | James Fluere
    History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Future Risk of Atherosclerosis in Mid‚Äźlife: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study Gestational diabetes can be controlled with meal planning, activity and occasionally insulin or other types of medications. Science Recorder | James Fluere | Friday, March 14, 2014 According to a statement from the American Heart Association, gestational diabetes ‚ÄĒ a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels that is first recognized during pregnancy ‚ÄĒ may increase risk for heart disease in midlife. Fortunately, the condition can be controlled with meal planning, activity and occasionally insulin or other types of...
  • Doctor uses printed 3D heart to assist in infant heart surgery

    02/25/2014 8:35:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | 2-25-14 | Bob Yirka
    Louisville Kentucky cardiothoracic surgeon Erle Austin has performed successful heart repair surgery on a 14 month old infant named Roland Lian Cung Bawi ó heart surgery on such a young patient is not unheard of, of course, what's new is that Austin was able to map out his surgical approach using a nearly exact model of the patients heartóit had been printed on a 3D printer. Young Roland had been born with four congenital heart defectsódoctors had known since before he was born that his heart had problems. Fixing them all would prove to be a challenge. When it came...
  • Heart Transplant Breakthrough

    An amazing video of a way to keep transplant hearts alive for much longer.
  • Multitudes are coming into the Voice of Courage !

    02/01/2014 12:11:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    Multitudes are coming into the voice of courage now for they shall be used to scurge(exhaust) the false lions and destroy the wolves of plight and now more than ever before your courage shall bring you breakthrough just as JOB for his was a test of courage to remove all fear and doubt for I AM in you and I surround you in an eternal manner to bring you to fruition and as The Vine I watch and My Father prunes so all our fruit bears forth . So realize that this season of harvest is not just for others...
  • Obama nominee questioned in disappearance of Marineís missing heart

    01/20/2014 8:27:31 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 20, 2014 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Philadelphia USA ó Athens, Greece---- The mystery surrounding US Marine, Brian LaLoupís missing heart has already drawn two nations into a Philadelphia federal court. Aug. 12, 2012, in a Greek government-run hospital in Athens, cut out their sonís heart. U.S. military officials never informed Brian's parents that their sonís remains were incomplete until well after his burial óDefense Department later located a heart and sent it back to the United States, but it was not Brian LaLoupís. Dan Smith, US ambassador to Greece, ďFrom the outset, this matter was a high priority for me. Three times before the procedure occurred,...
  • Family sues US after dead Marine's body sent home without heart

    12/10/2013 6:54:47 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Navy initially told the LaLoups that parts of their sonís scalp were missing. Only when Beverly LaLoup inquired what would happen if they were later recovered did an official ďaccidentallyĒ let slip that the scalp was intact but the heart was missing. Why was he (Brian LaLoup), encouraged to keep drinking the night of his death, despite talk of suicide? How was a weapons room left unlocked? And why was his body left in Greek custody when Marine and diplomatic protocol called for it to be returned to U.S. soil before any autopsy?
  • Charles Payne Returns to FBN After His Wife Successfully Undergoes Heart Transplant

    11/19/2013 8:29:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 22 replies
    TVNewser ^ | 10/27/13 | Merrill Knox
    Fox Business contributor Charles Payne shared the amazing story of his wifeís heart transplant this week on FBNís ďVarney & Co.Ē Payne was sitting in for anchor Stuart Varney two weeks ago when he got an email from a longtime friend of his who offered the heart of his deceased daughter to Payneís wife, who has long suffered from heart problems. ďSheís doing amazing,Ē Payne told Varney. ďShe has not felt this way ó she was in so much pain, and she was so down and so depressed for so long. Itís literally a rebirth, Stuart.Ē
  • Will doctors embrace new statin and heart attack prevention guidelines?

    11/13/2013 9:16:32 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 21 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2013-11-12 | Kathleen Blanchard
    For years doctors have been focused on specific cholesterol numbers to help patients prevent initial and recurrent heart attack. New guidelines mean only those at high risk will be recommended to take the drugs. So how will doctors decide who is at high risk? More importantly what are physicians already saying about changes? Dr. Neil Stone of Northwestern University chaired the committee that wrote the new guidelines, which was a collaborative effort between the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. No more statins to control cholesterol numbers say expertsInstead of looking at cholesterol numbers Stone said physicians...
  • Need Doctor in new city -Greenfield,Indiana

    10/30/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 13 replies
    Richard Smith
    I have just moved to Greenfield, Indiana and am looking to pick new Doctors. Heart Specialist and also a General Family Doctor. Anyone out there have any specific knowledge in this part of Indiana. I have heard Indiana University is good. For reference I had Double bypass surgery in 1992. I am not having any problems just need a checkup - Treadmill Test -etc from time to time. Thanks for your help!
  • Compelling Gif Of A Donor Heart Sustained By Machine Prior To Being Transplanted

    10/08/2013 8:05:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Imgur ^ | October 8, 2013 | Staff
    This is a clip of a donor heart being sustained in preparation to being transplanted. It's rather an amazing sight that makes you appreciate the very existence, the consciousness in which you are currently viewing this. Looking at this particular heart, it seems a bit large from what I've otherwise seen.
  • Bret Baierís son readies for heart surgery; Tweeters Ďstorm heaven with prayersí

    09/19/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT · by CrystalD · 13 replies
    Twitchy Media ^ | September 18, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Paul just came off bypass (the heart and lung machine). They're sewing him up- so far so good.. Meeting his surgeon in 30mins.Thank u all about 2 hours ago † † † † Bret's son goes in tomorrow morning for his 3rd open heart surgery. We will keep you updated as we know more, but in the meantime Bret wanted to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Please visit The Daily Bret for a video message from Bret:#prayersforpaul
  • Being True to Yourself is Living a Lie

    08/26/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8-26-13 | Trevin Wax
    Breaking the Tyranny of Your Feelings Hereís where Christianity opposes the ďfollow your heartĒ mentality of much of the Western world. We are told, not to love ourselves first, but to focus on loving God and neighbor. We are told we are born sinners and need rescue from our fallenness, not affirmation of it. We are being remade in the image of God, so that the ever-deepening discovery of His grace and goodness to us is the defining marker of our life, not our own self-discovery. We live according to the declaration of acceptance pronounced over us through faith, not...
  • Dying teen put at top of list for new heart after initial denial

    08/15/2013 9:28:55 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 30 replies
    WSBRADIO ^ | 8/13/13 | Tom Jones
    ATLANTA ó A dying teen initially told he wouldn't get a new heart has learned he's not only on the transplant list, but he's at the top of it. Anthony Stokes' mother, Melencia Hamilton, told Channel 2's Tom Jones she is relieved and her heartache is gone now that her son is getting a new heart. "They just had a change of heart,' Hamilton said. That change of heart has given Hamilton's 15-year-old son, Anthony, a chance at a new heart. Stokes has been moved to 1-A status for a new heart. That means "his heart is critical where he'll...
  • Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk, says 11-year study

    06/27/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | ANI
    Adults with diabetes can begin to realize many of these health benefits with even modest reductions in body weight and modest increases in physical activity. People undergoing weight management and increased physical activity have no difference in heart attacks and strokes, a new study has suggested. The landmark study investigating the long-term effects of weight loss on the risks of cardiovascular disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and at clinical facilities throughout the United States, the multicenter clinical trial investigated the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention program, intended to achieve...
  • It's the heart versus the Bible

    06/25/2013 5:41:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-16-04 | Dennis Prager
    I recently interviewed a 26-year-old Swedish student about her views on life. I asked her if she believed in G-d or in any religion. "No, that's silly," she replied. "Then how do you know what is right and wrong?" I asked. "My heart tells me," she responded. In a nutshell, that's the major reason for the great divide within America and between America and much of Europe. The majority of people use their heart ó stirred by their eyes ó to determine what is right and wrong. A minority uses their mind and/or the Bible to make that determination. Pick...
  • Nineteenth Century Technique Turns Old Mouse Hearts Young

    05/15/2013 2:09:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 9 May 2013 | Paul Gabrielsen
    Enlarge Image Young at heart. Cross-sections of mouse ventricles show the visible change in size when old hearts are immersed in young blood. Credit: Francesco Loffredo It's time to turn back the clock on an aging ticker. Drawing on an odd experimental technique invented more than a century ago but rarely done now, researchers have found that a blood-borne protein makes old mouse hearts appear young and healthy again. It's not clear yet whether humans would react the same way, but scientists are hopeful that this discovery may help treat one of the heart's most frustrating ailments. "This is probably...
  • (Cannibal Islamist "Freedom Fighter") Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video

    05/13/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | May 13, 2013 | REUTERS
    Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video BEIRUT (Reuters) - A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The New York-based group said an amateur video posted on the Internet on Sunday shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who is well known to journalists as an insurgent from Homs, cutting into the torso of a dead soldier. The video has caused outrage among both...
  • Low Magnesium Linked To Heart Disease [magnesium overlooked as the MAIN FACTOR in heart disease]

    04/06/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 66 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Kelly Fitzgerald
    Low magnesium levels have been found to be the best predictor of heart disease, contrary to the traditional belief that cholesterol or saturated fat play the biggest roles....
  • Disabled Purple Heart veteran, embarassed at local business.

    04/03/2013 6:27:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    adventures of a broken soldier ^ | 4/3/13 | Eddie Bryant
    I am a disabled combat veteran. I served in Iraq and worked in Afghanistan. I took an IED because my country asked me too, and I was injured by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. I have a Purple Heart and an ARCOM with Valor. I fully expect to be treated differently when I am visiting another country - when I am in America I expect equality and toleration; but what I experienced today is something that I never would have thought I'd have to go through in my own country. The country I fought for! I am a skydiver with...
  • The Bible vs. the Heart: The human heart alone is a terribly flawed guide to social policy

    04/02/2013 6:39:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2013 | Dennis Prager
    I offer the single most politically incorrect statement a modern American ó indeed a modern Westerner, period ó can make: I look first to the Bible for moral guidance and for wisdom. I say this even though I am not a Christian (I am a Jew, and a non-Orthodox one at that). And I say this even though I attended an Ivy League graduate school (Columbia), where I learned nothing about the Bible except that it was irrelevant, outdated, and frequently immoral. I say this because there is nothing ó not any other work, religious or secular, or body of...
  • Researchers Develop Injectable Gel to Repair Damaged Hearts

    02/25/2013 9:31:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jessica Berman
    People who suffer heart attacks are at increased risk of having a second and potentially fatal occurrence because of the damage the heart attack does to cardiac muscle tissue. Now scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new biomaterial - an injectable hydrogel  - that can repair the damage from heart attacks, and help promote the growth of new heart tissue.   Millions of people around the world suffer heart attacks every year and survive. These traumatic events occur when blood supply to the heart muscles is somehow blocked, robbing them of oxygen and causing them...
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR

    02/05/2013 7:14:06 AM PST · by Tugo · 16 replies
    Arizona Health Science Center ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Learn Sarver Heart Centerís
    Sarver Heart Centerís newest video makes it easy to learn Continuous Chest Compression CPR. Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning this hands-only CPR method that doubles a personís chance of surviving cardiac arrest. Watch physician researchers Gordon A. Ewy, MD, and Karl Kern, MD, demonstrate the easy, life-saving method that they developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • Clown at NYC Thanksgiving parade collapses, dies

    11/26/2012 7:48:19 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    WIS News ^ | NEW YORK (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) - A clown suffered a fatal collapse in front of spectators at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Sixty-seven-year-old Robert Blasetti went into cardiac arrest as he made balloon animals at Sixth Avenue and West 39th Street on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Spokesman Orlando Veras said Macy's was "saddened to report" that a parade marcher had suffered a medical emergency. He declined to say whether the man was a Macy's employee. Also, a civilian New York Police Department worker also became fatally ill during the parade. He suffered an apparent...
  • Voting With Your Brain Instead Of Your Heart (pic)

    11/01/2012 5:09:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Report: Chick-fil-A's public relations director dead of heart attack

    07/27/2012 12:02:56 PM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    The head of public relations at Chick-fil-A died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack, according to a local news report. WBRL News 3 in Georgia identified the employee as Donald A. Perry, the companyís vice president of Corporate Public Relations. His death comes as Chick-fil-A finds itself embroiled in a public relations fiasco with the gay community and supporters of same-sex marriage protesting the company because of statements made by company president Dan Cathy. Perry joined Chic-fil-A in 1983, according to information posted on the website of Hillcrest Church of Christ. He became an elder of the church in...
  • Hospitals Told Child Heart Surgery Will Stop

    07/04/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies ^ | 7/4/12 | staff
    Three out of 10 specialist units will stop performing heart surgery on children following an NHS review which decided resources were spread too thinly. The Royal Brompton in Chelsea, west London, Leeds General Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital in Leicester will not stop providing surgery immediately as plans to implement the new streamlined service are still being developed. Once they stop providing surgery, probably after 2013, the units will still see patients for diagnosis, monitoring and non-surgical treatment. The consultation process by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) of England
  • Can a decade of dark chocolate protect your heart? Daily chocolate could avert strokes, attacks

    05/31/2012 10:45:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | May 31, 2012 | Reuters
    A scientific study likely to stir the souls of chocoholics has suggested that eating dark chocolate every day for 10 years could reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients. The researchers, whose work was published in the British Medical Journal on Friday, stressed the protective effects have only been shown for dark chocolate containing at least 60 to 70 percent cocoa - not for milk or white chocolate. This is probably due to higher levels of flavonoids in dark chocolate.