Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 13, 2000
Heavy meals may trigger heart attacks
An unusually heavy meal may increase the risk of heart attack by about four times within two hours after eating, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2000.

UCSF study shows that drug administered during heart procedures preserves blood flow into the heart muscle
A drug commonly used during invasive heart procedures not only helps maintain blood flow through the large blood vessels that have been enlarged during the procedure by balloons and metal tubes, but also preserves blood flow through the smaller blood vessels downstream that may become blocked by debris.

Study ties coffee use with lowered Parkinson's risk
Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the November 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Earthquake history key to interpreting fault observations
Fault zone models do not always accurately portray earthquake potential and crustal movement in an area because researchers need to consider local earthquake history, according to a Penn State geophysicist.

Ancient quakes leave mark from Kentucky to New York
A team of University of Cincinnati geologists led by Professor Carlton Brett have found traces of ancient earthquakes stretching from Kentucky to upstate New York.

Heart attack victims more vulnerable to risk factors, Wake Forest researchers report
Smoking and having low levels of

High cholesterol hinders the effectiveness of aspirin
Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore now think they know why some people who take aspirin are not protected.

Men are twice as likely to develop Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease occurs in men two times more frequently than in women, according to a study in the November 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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