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Keep Calm, Anger Can Trigger A Heart Attack!

Angry businessman on the phone (stock image). "Our findings confirm what has been suggested in prior studies and anecdotal evidence, even in films -- that episodes of intense anger can act as a trigger for a heart attack," said lead author Dr Thomas Buckley, Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, and researcher at Royal North Shore Hospital.
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University of Sydney research reveals that the risk of a heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger. Published in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, this is the first Australian study to investigate the link between acute emotional triggers and high risk of severe cardiac episodes. [...]

Quick Test For Ebola Developed

A new paper diagnostic device can detect Ebola as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers in about 10 minutes. The device (pictured here) has silver nanoparticles of different colors that indicate different diseases. On the left is the unused device, opened to reveal the contents inside. On the right, the device has been used for diagnosis; the colored bands show positive tests.
Source: Photo courtesy of Jose Gomez-Marquez, Helena de Puig, and Chun-Wan Yen

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment and isolation. A new test from MIT researchers could change that: The device, a simple paper strip [...]

Teen Girls From Rural Areas More Likely To Have Undiagnosed Asthma, Be Depressed

This is Dr. Jeana Bush, an MCG Allergy and Immunology Fellow.
Source: Phil Jones

Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. According to data collected during a three-year trial of an asthma program tailored to [...]

Fever Alarm Armband: A Wearable, Printable, Temperature Sensor

The armband is 30 cm long and 18 cm wide, and can be worn either directly on the skin or on top of clothing. The device is designed so that the thermal sensor is located between the arm and the body. The organic power supply circuit is located under the piezo film speaker to reduce surface area.
Source: Copyright 2015 Sakurai Lab. / Someya Lab.

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a “fever alarm armband,” a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, San Francisco, on 22-26 February, 2015. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited [...]

‘Nanodrones’ Could Deliver Drugs To Prevent Heart Attacks

Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis. Source: Laguna Design/Science Photo Library/Corbis

Nanometer-sized “drones” that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Columbia University Medical Center. These findings are published in the online issue [...]

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