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  • [McClatchy, AP Photos, BBC in Thread] DIRTY DOSSIER DEATH Russian spy linked to Donald Trump’s dir

    01/28/2017 11:31:47 PM PST · by Fedora · 78 replies
    The Sun ^ | 01/28/2017 | Mark Hodge
    [Full title and subtitle: DIRTY DOSSIER DEATH Russian spy linked to Donald Trump’s dirty dossier found DEAD in his car in Moscow: Oleg Erovinkin is suspected of being Brit spy Christopher Steele's key source behind widely discredited allegations against President Trump]A FORMER KGB spy chief suspected of helping Brit spook Christopher Steele compile the Trump ‘dirty dossier’ has been found dead in mysterious circumstances.Oleg Erovinkin, described as a key source behind the widely discredited document, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day. Media reports in Russia suggest his death was the result of...
  • This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

    01/12/2017 8:56:10 AM PST · by LucyT · 14 replies
    CNN Health ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard
    Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses.....

    01/11/2017 5:32:54 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 78 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 1/11/17 | DailyMail.com
    BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses after suffering a 'massive heart attack' during House vote Republican congressman John Rutherford has collapsed during a vote in the House. The newly sworn-in representative from Florida suffered a 'medical emergency' during a vote on Wednesday, reports suggest His condition is not known. According to The Hill, he was receiving oxygen through a mask when he was wheeled to an ambulance. Rutherford is a former sheriff from Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected to Congress in November, succeeding Republican Ander Crenshaw, who retired after eight terms. More to follow.
  • Congressman collapses in House cloakroom

    01/11/2017 5:26:24 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/2017 | Scott Wong
    Newly sworn-in Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.) suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed during a vote series in the House, GOP lawmakers said Wednesday night. His immediate condition was unknown, but lawmakers said paramedics were "working on him" in the Republican cloakroom. Minutes later, he was wheeled out of the House chamber on a stretcher to a nearby elevator and taken to the hospital. He appeared to be receiving oxygen through a mask. GOP lawmakers emerged from the vote a short time later, saying Rutherford had been "stabilized."
  • Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies of heart attack-state media

    01/08/2017 9:32:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 8, 2017 | 12:12pm EST | (Dubai newsroom)
    Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital in Tehran where he was taken after suffering a heart attack on Sunday, state media reported. State-run Press TV said Rafsanjani, 82, died despite efforts by doctors to save him. Residents said a crowd gathered outside the hospital where Rafsanjani was taken in the Tajrish neighbourhood in northern Tehran. …
  • MID AIR EMERGENCY Carrie Fisher hospitalised following ‘massive heart attack’

    12/23/2016 1:47:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 245 replies
    CARRIE Fisher suffered a ‘massive heart attack’ during a flight on Friday night. TMZ report the 60-year-old actress was on a flight from London to LAX when she suffered a cardiac arrest. The US website claims the plane landed in America at noon and paramedics rushed on board. It’s reported Carrie received CPR on board. Once she was taken from the plane, the Star Wars actress was rushed to a nearby hospital. She’s currently on tour promoting her book The Princess Diarist, an intimate recollection of what really happened behind the scenes when she was filming the first Star Wars...
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor reportedly dead at 99 after suffering heart attack

    12/18/2016 3:07:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:36 PM | Peter Sblendorio and David Hinckley
    Zsa Zsa Gabor, a Hollywood icon who personified the joy of glorious, unapologetic celebrity, reportedly died Sunday from a heart attack. She was 99. The Hungarian actress and socialite was pronounced dead after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, TMZ reports. She survived a series of health problems over the last decade, including an auto accident, a hip replacement and a stroke, and had been on life support the past five years. …
  • Henry Heimlich, inventor of the anti-choking Heimlich maneuver dies aged 96

    12/17/2016 11:39:53 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2016 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    The creator of the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96. Dr Henry Heimlich, who became famous in the 1970s for creating the technique to save choking victims, passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on Saturday. Heimlich had suffered a massive heart attack on Monday and died from complications.
  • Divorce raises the danger of a second heart attack

    08/28/2016 12:00:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 28 August 2016 • 1:07AM | Laura Donnelly
    Heart attack victims who are divorced are significantly more likely to suffer a second attack, a large study has found. Research on 30,000 men and women who had experienced a heart attack found that those who had been through a divorce were 14 percent more likely to suffer a second attack. Experts said it was not clear whether the heartache of a marital breakup had a direct effect, or whether divorces were less likely to look after their health without a partner looking out for them. The study by Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, examined a...
  • High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

    08/01/2016 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | James Bernstein
    Heart attack patients who took high doses of fish oil supplements for six months showed improved heart function and less scarring, researchers report. It is not yet precisely known how the large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in these supplements might have helped the healing process, but the results are encouraging, said study senior author Dr. Raymond Kwong. He is director of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In his study, 360 heart attack survivors were followed for six months. Half of them were given 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acid supplements daily for six...
  • Don't make him angry... you won't like him when he's angry! The incredible Iranian 'Hulk'

    06/24/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Callahan · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/23/16 | Sarah Dean
    A huge weightlifter has been dubbed the Iranian Hulk after astounding social media with his sheer physical size. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh almost 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. The giant man with a fierce expression has a following of over 59,000 followers on Instagram where he posts about what he does best - weightlifting.
  • Malawi's new president sells off presidential jet and 60 Mercedes

    06/02/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2012 | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg and Damien McElroy
    Joyce Banda, Malawi's new president, has announced the presidential jet and fleet of 60 Mercedes limousines would be sold in a move applauded by a British cabinet minister as an example to other African leaders. Mrs Banda said she was happy to "offload" the presidential perks, adding: "I can well use private airlines. I am already used to hitchhiking." It means that the 62-year-old head of state – the second woman to hold the position in Africa – will fly to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in London this weekend with British Airways. Andrew Mitchell, the UK International Development Secretary who...
  • Mummified body of German adventurer is found inside yacht drifting off the Philippines

    02/29/2016 10:59:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Feb. 29, 2016 | y ALLAN HALL and GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE
    This is the mummified body of a German adventurer who was found dead drifting on his abandoned yacht at the weekend off the coast of southern Philippines. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was discovered by two fishermen aboard his yacht in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Barobo town in Surigao del Sur. His body was sitting near to the radio telephone as if he was trying one last desperate Mayday call to save himself when he died.
  • Mummified sailor's haunting final message to dead wife written from ghost yacht

    03/01/2016 6:05:01 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1 Mar 2016 | Allan Hall , Sam Webb , Jon Dean
    A mummified adventurer found floating aboard a ghost yacht had penned a tragic final message to his dead wife. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was found by two fishermen at the weekend off the coast of the Philippines
  • ‘Natural causes.’ Really?

    02/15/2016 4:26:35 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/16 | Klaus Rohrich
    We all know the Obama mantra about not letting a crisis go to waste I have become extremely sceptical of all that takes places in modern culture and am thus looking at the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with more than a hint of suspicion. How convenient that one of the most conservative members of the Supreme Court, the one that’s been an open sore to the Obama administration throughout its tenure, just lies down and dies, thus creating a vacancy on the court that could have ramifications for America’s future too depressing to contemplate. What’s more,...
  • Former Russian anti-doping chief Kamayev dead: Tass

    02/15/2016 2:06:07 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Peter Rutherford
    The former executive director of Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) Nikita Kamayev has died two months after resigning his post, the Tass news agency .. The report, citing the former general director of the scandal-hit agency Ramil Khabriev, said it appeared Kamayev's death had been caused by a heart attack. "He complained of heart ache after a skiing session. He has never complained about heart problems, at least to me. ... Russia was suspended from international athletics last November after a special commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency exposed widespread state-sponsored cheating and corruption.
  • Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

    01/24/2016 12:17:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2016 3:09 PM EST
    Israel's former President Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital after experiencing chest pains, just a week after suffering a mild heart attack, his spokeswoman said Sunday night. The 92-year-old statesman had been discharged from hospital on Tuesday last week. Medics treated Peres at his home and detected a "light irregular heart rate" after conducting an EKG test, spokeswoman Ayelet Frisch said. "Due to the diagnosis, his doctors decided that the 9th President will spend the night in hospital for observation and testing," she said. ...
  • Obama calls Peres after heart attack, leaves him glowing

    01/23/2016 3:05:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama called former President Shimon Peres over the weekend to wish him well, after Peres suffered a heart attack. In the conversation, Obama thanked Peres for their long friendship, according to a press release on Saturday night from Peres's office. "I was lucky to be treated by a dedicated medical team that worked around the clock, not only to open and improve my artery but to improve my heart. I left hospital stronger than I entered," said Peres in the phone call. He also lauded Obama for sealing the controversial Iran nuclear deal, even as it has...
  • Israel's Shimon Peres suffers 'mild' heart attack

    01/14/2016 10:48:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:32 PM EST | Tia Goldenberg
    Israel's 92-year-old former President Shimon Peres suffered a "mild" heart attack Thursday but was in "excellent" condition following a heart procedure, his personal physician said. Peres was rushed to a hospital near Tel Aviv from his home on Thursday morning after he fell ill with chest pains and a check-up found an irregular heart rate, his spokeswoman Ayelet Frisch told Israeli Army Radio. His personal physician Raphi Walden said Peres had a "mild heart attack" but that "his condition is excellent" following a successful cardiac catheterization. ...
  • American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight during trip to Boston

    10/05/2015 2:36:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 5, 2015 | Chris Welch
    An American Airlines pilot became incapacitated and later died during an early red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday. The company has yet to release the pilot's name or details on what caused his death. The plane's co-pilot took over the controls of the Airbus A320 and safely landed the 147-passenger flight in Syracuse around 7AM ET in an emergency attempt to get the pilot medical attention. The flight originally departed shortly after midnight on Monday.
  • 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...
  • IDF on High Alert Ahead of Abu Ein Funeral

    12/10/2014 5:28:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/14 | Kobi Finkler
    The IDF will be on high alert in Judea and Samaria on Thursday, in anticipation of riots by Palestinian Arabs during the funeral of Ziad Abu Ein, a senior Palestinian Authority official who died Wednesday of a heart attack during riots against the IDF. As part of the preparations for the funeral, the IDF will send reinforcements to the region. The decision to do so was made in light of intelligence information that was received indicating that Arabs are planning riots. Abu Ein, 55, was a convicted terrorist who previously held the post of PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs....
  • Low-Salt Diets Shown to Pose Health Risks

    08/13/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Ron Winslow
    The new study, which tracked more than 100,000 people from 17 countries over an average of more than three years, found that those who consumed fewer than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day had a 27% higher risk of death or a serious event such as a heart attack or stroke in that period than those whose intake was estimated at 3,000 to 6,000 milligrams. Risk of death or other major events increased with intake above 6,000 milligrams. Last year, a report from the Institute of Medicine, which advises Congress on health issues, didn't find evidence that cutting sodium intake...
  • How a Heart Attack Saved my Life

    08/07/2014 1:12:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, July 29, 2014 | By: Jenny Hudson
    SYLVIA GREEN's health scare turned out to be a blessing in disguise when it revealed she had lung cancer that would have otherwise remained hiddenWhen Sylvia Green was rushed into hospital with severe chest pains she could not have imagined what lay ahead. The 75-year-old had suffered a heart attack and had to spend her wedding anniversary and Christmas in hospital. However the heart attack and subsequent tests would turn out to be a blessing in disguise, revealing Sylvia had cancer which would otherwise have remained hidden. “I had a chest X-ray and the doctor said, ‘We have found a...
  • 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...
  • Aspirin benefits for heart attack debated in FDA report

    06/29/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    KVUE ^ | 06/26/2014 | Jim Bergamo
    Is a daily aspirin regimen helpful in preventing heart attacks? In the past, conventional wisdom said yes, but a recent advisory by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says not so fast. Call it the Bayer facts. On the label, the aspirin is called the wonder drug with lifesaving benefits. The FDA agrees aspirin is proven to help patients who've already suffered a heart attack or stroke. "Those patients should unequivocally be on aspirin," said Doctor Kunjan Bhatt, a clinical cardiologist at Heart Hospital of Austin and Austin Heart. When Bayer wanted to change its labeling to include the prevention...
  • The End of Heart Attacks

    04/26/2014 6:43:51 PM PDT · by willk · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4-25-2014 | Dale Eisinger
    Scientists at Johns Hopkins University may be one step closer to eradicating debilitating heart diseases in humans, particularly those caused by excessive buildup of cholesterol.
  • Angry People May Be at Greater Risk of Heart Attack, Study Finds

    03/06/2014 10:57:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ctv nEWS ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2014
    Sudden bursts of anger may trigger heart attacks, strokes or other cardiovascular events within two hours of a flare-up, a team of U.S. researchers suggest. In a new study published in The European Heart Journal, researchers examined studies that spanned amore-than-18-year period from experts in the medical field. The Harvard School of Public Health team found that cardiovascular events can be triggered by psychological stress, such as an angry outburst, which has “shown to increase heart rate and blood pressure, and vascular resistance.” And people who are obese, smokers, or have a history of heart disease are more susceptible to...
  • Firefighters Refuse to Help Man, He Dies

    01/30/2014 10:40:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    77-year-old collapsed across street from DC firehouse (Newser) – Marie Mills' father collapsed Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot across the street from a Washington, DC, firehouse—but firefighters didn't rush to his aid, despite repeated pleas for help, and Medric "Cecil" Mills, 77, died of a heart attack. Marie Mills tells WTTG that bystanders were "screaming and hollering" at a firefighter across the street, and three people even ran over to Engine 26, but they were told rescuers could not respond until 911 was called, the Washington Post reports. Sources say that when 911 was called, an...
  • Fish oil could help prevent Alzheimer's and also give you a bigger brain

    01/22/2014 7:14:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Jenny Hope
    Research shows people with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also have larger brain volumes in old age This would be the equivalent to preserving one or two years of brain health. Eating more fish could give you a bigger brain - and greater protection against diseases such as Alzheimer’s, claim researchers. They found people with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also have larger brain volumes in old age. This would be the equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, says a new study...
  • Jogger Found Unconscious in a Park Dies, but Not Before Being Identified

    01/10/2014 6:03:59 AM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Vivian Yee
    For a few days, it seemed that the strange tale of the unidentified jogger who had lain unconscious in a Brooklyn hospital for a week after collapsing in Prospect Park on New Year’s Eve would end happily. When his half brother identified him this week as Rynn Berry, it was too late; he was taken off life support on Thursday. When emergency responders took Mr. Berry, carrying keys and an asthma inhaler but no identification, to the hospital at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, he had already gone into cardiac arrest and he soon lost brain function.
  • Bittersweet day: Parris Island graduation and heart attack in the stands

    11/01/2013 6:39:21 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    self-exclusive | 11/01/2013 | RaceBannon
    Bittersweet day today I saw the daughter of an old friend graduate from Parris Island today, and she is welcomed as my new little sister in the Marine Corps. On a sad note, one of the family members sitting on the section for the Woman Marines platoon 4037 had an apparent heart attack while watching his daughter or granddaughter in her ceremony. His condition is unknown, they did not stop working on him and they took 10 or more minutes once he was in the ambulance and it did NOT leave screaming from the scene. If anyone can tell me...
  • Indiana dog that crashed half marathon, received medal, dies of heart attack a week later

    10/18/2013 11:24:29 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2013 | Unattributed
    <p>A dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing an Indiana half marathon has died just a week after receiving a medal for completing the race.</p>
  • Pizza Hut panned for near 3,000 calorie ‘cheeseburger’ pizza

    09/17/2013 10:34:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:03PM BST 17 Sep 2013 | Steve Hawkes
    Pizza Hut was panned by health campaigners today after unveiling a new “Cheesburger Pizza” that contains nearly 3,000 calories. The pizza is billed as a “fun treat to share” and features ten mini burgers topped with mozzarella embedded around the crust. A large serving contains ten 288-calorie slices, and costs £2.50 ($3.98) more than a traditional deep pan. Just half the pizza is enough to account for 72 percent of a woman’s daily allowance of 2,000 calories. The chain's latest “crust innovation” follows others such as the Hot Dog Stuffed Crust, and was first launched at its restaurants in the...
  • 'Dead' man's recovery shows why prolonged CPR works

    08/23/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | Barbara Mantel
    Yahle, a diesel mechanic from West Carrollton, Ohio, "coded" - a term meaning emergency -- on the afternoon of Aug. 5, after arriving in the hospital that morning in cardiac arrest. A team of doctors rushed to his hospital bedside and used chest compressions, a bag connected to a breathing tube and medications to force blood and oxygen through his body. After 45 minutes, they gave up and declared him dead. "He was truly flatlined at the end of that code. He had no electrical motion, no respiration, and no heart beat, and no blood pressure," says Jayne Testa, director...
  • Kimberly Chartier sues New England Patriots, NFL, in wake of husband's fatal heart attack

    08/22/2013 6:36:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Springfield (MA) Republican ^ | August 20, 2013 | Buffy Spencer
    SPRINGFIELD - Kimberly Chartier - whose husband died of cardiac arrest in the stands of a New England Patriots game in 2010 - has filed a civil suit in Hampden Superior Court against the team and the National Football League. Chartier, of Chicopee - who is suing on behalf of her son Tedy - is seeking at least $10 million alleging the Patriots, the National Football League, and three other parties are responsible for the wrongful death of her husband Jeffrey A. Chartier.
  • Back from the Dead: Resuscitation Expert Says End Is Reversible

    08/02/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 29, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to critical care physician Sam Parnia, modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death.At some point, everyone's heart will stop. For most, this is when they begin to die. Doctors succeed in very few cases at bringing the clinically dead back to life. However, more patients could be saved if medical professionals put existing knowledge about the treatment of cardiac arrest to better use, argues critical care physician Sam Parnia, 41, who is leading a revival of research in this field at...
  • Dunkin’ to introduce bacon, egg, doughnut sandwich

    06/03/2013 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10:56 a.m. CDT, June 3, 2013` | Emily Bryson York
    Dunkin’ Donuts wants to sell you a doughnut sandwich. Hitting stores Friday, the breakfast item is composed of a fried egg, bacon and two glazed doughnuts. It has 360 calories, according to the company website. That’s 60 more than an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's. Coming on the heels of the news that McDonald’s is offering egg whites as a substitution on any of its breakfast items, a glazed donut sandwich at Dunkin’ would appear to be running counter to a healthier-eating America. …
  • Dead Billionaire Had Feared Enemy Plot (Georgian Opposition Leader Victim of Kremlin-a-cide?)

    02/13/2008 11:47:49 AM PST · by Squidpup · 15 replies · 180+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 13, 2008 | Sky News
    The sudden death of an exiled Georgian billionaire may have been another "Alexander Litvinenko-style" murder, it is feared. A major crime squad is investigating the death of 52-year-old Badri Patarkatsishvili, whose body was found at his country mansion in Surrey at about 11pm last night. His family said he suffered a heart attack - but Surrey Police have launched an investigation to confirm the exact cause of death after reports of a plot to kill him. Sky News' home affairs correspondent Mark White said: "The police want to leave no stone uncovered. "In the light of Litvinenko's death in 2006...
  • The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

    11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo.net ^ | 11-26-2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 26, 2012 If you’re tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health...
  • Socialized medicine: Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

    10/06/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. There were 558 cases last year where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in UK hospitals The death toll was disclosed by the UK Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must...
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease...

    09/17/2012 10:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Sep. 11, 2012 | NA
    Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events In a study that included nearly 70,000 patients, supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke, according to an analysis of previous studies published in the Sept. 12 issue of JAMA. "Treatment with marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for the prevention of major cardiovascular adverse outcomes has been supported by a number of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and refuted by others. Although their mechanism of action is not clear,...
  • UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health

    09/16/2012 8:02:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/12
    UPDATE 4-China's Xi finally appears in public amid rumours over health Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:53pm IST * Xi visits Beijing university, first public appearance in two weeks * Pictures show him looking well, laughing * Rumours had flown about his health, Xi had missed meeting with Clinton * Communist Party gearing up for tricky leadership succession By Chris Buckley and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, visiting a Beijing university in what appeared to be an effort to dispel rumours of...
  • 'Green Mile' star Michael Clarke Duncan saved by girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth...

    07/13/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT · by 989 replies · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 07/13/2012 | FoxNews.com
    Actor Michael Clarke Duncan suffered a heart attack early Friday morning and was rushed to intensive care, his rep confirmed to FOX411. "He is now stable and we look forward to his full recovery," his rep said. Duncan may have died were it not for the efforts of his girlfriend, Omarosa Stallworth, TMZ reports. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/13/green-mile-star-michael-clarke-duncan-saved-by-girlfriend-omarosa-stallworth/#ixzz20WvknxDo
  • "Hand of God" -Vanity Prayer request for FReeper

    04/15/2012 4:05:41 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 136 replies
    Real Life ^ | 4/15/2012 | STOCKPIRATE VANITY
    This morniing Freeper Stockpirate had a massive heart attack, first one! God was with me the whole time. There was a mircle during this that I wouldlike to share. My son-in-law was outside on a ladder working on the house, meanwhile I was in the basement having my very own heart attack. No one could here me yelling for help, I asked God for help then got onmy cellphone and started calling our various cell phones in the house. My oldest granddaughter ansewered her's I asked her to tell her mom to come to the basement fast....she told me her...
  • A test to tell if you'll have a heart attack within three weeks

    03/22/2012 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2012 | Fiona Macrae
    A simple and inexpensive test that can spot a heart attack waiting to happen could be available next year. Scientists say they are very close to the ‘holy grail of heart medicine’ – a rapid blood test that will pick up if someone is on the cusp of a heart attack. These patients could then be given drugs to thin their blood and prevent the heart attack. The U.S. researchers developing the test believe it will be possible to predict heart attacks two to three weeks in advance. It is hoped the test will cost under £65 per person. In...
  • New Test May Predict the Possibility of a Heart Attack

    03/21/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 3+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Mar. 21, 2012 | NA
    New findings from a landmark research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) -- a collaborative program between Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) -- shows a promising new blood test may be useful in helping doctors predict who is at risk for an imminent heart attack. Results of the study, titled "Characterization of Circulating Endothelial Cells in Acute Myocardial Infarction," were published this week in Science Translational Medicine. The study concludes that circulating endothelial cells (CEC) from heart attack patients were abnormally large and misshapen and often appeared with multiple nuclei, which indicates that CECs are...
  • Man Suffers Heart Attack Eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" at Heart Attack Grill

    02/15/2012 11:41:51 AM PST · by Scythian · 77 replies
    A man reportedly suffered a heart attack while eating the “Triple Bypass Burger” on Saturday at a Las Vegas restaurant that serves “Bypass” burgers, “Flatliner” fries and free meals to people who weigh over 350 pounds. An amateur video posted on Youtube shows the unidentified man being wheeled out of the downtown Heart Attack Grill restaurant on a stretcher after he collapsed in the restaurant that employees told KVVU-TV FOX5 looked like a heart attack. Restaurant owner “Doctor” Jon Basso told the news station that he initially thought it was a joke when a waitress who told him a customer...
  • Fifth Rev. Guard Commander Dies of 'Heart Attack'

    02/14/2012 8:40:17 AM PST · by bayouranger · 45 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 14FEB12 | Reza Kahlili
    The Iranian State media just announced that another high ranking Revolutionary Guard commander, Ahmad Sodagar, has died of a heart attack. Sodagar, a major general, had served as the head of security and intelligence of the Guards’ Khatam-al-Anbia Base and was the chief commander of the Guards’ Prophet Mohammad Division. He had served in the Iran-Iraq war and, at the time of his death, was the head of the program “Defaeh Moghadas” or Holy Defense. This is the fifth Guard commander to die because of a heart attack or stroke in the past month. Those reported to have died before...
  • Heart Attack Symptoms You Are Most Likely to Ignore

    01/22/2012 8:06:20 PM PST · by shove_it · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 19 Jan 2012 | Melanie Haiken
    Pay Attention to Your Ticker Heart attacks don't always strike out of the blue -- there are many symptoms we can watch for in the days and weeks leading up to an attack. But the symptoms may not be the ones we expect. And they can be different in men and women, and different still in older adults. Last year, for example, a landmark study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Institute found that 95 percent of women who'd had heart attacks reported experiencing symptoms in the weeks and months before...