Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 25, 2012
Commercial drivers could be understating sleep apnoea symptoms for fear of losing their licence
Vienna, Austria: People who drive commercial vehicles, such as buses, taxis, trucks and aeroplanes, could be incorrectly reporting their symptoms of sleep apnoea due to their fears of endangering their employment, according to a new study.

Adolescent smokers have artery damage
Adolescent smokers have thicker artery walls indicative of early development of atherosclerosis, according to research presented today at the ESC Congress.

Non-smokers benefit most from smoking ban
After the smoking ban was introduced in Bremen, Germany, the rate of ST-elevation myocardial infarction diminished by 26% in non-smokers but remained almost constant in active smokers.

Electronic cigarettes do not damage the heart
Electronic cigarettes have no acute adverse effects on cardiac function, according to research presented today at an ESC Congress 2012 press conference by Dr.

Heart separation device improves 3 year outcomes in heart failure patients
A novel non-invasive device which separates healthy and damaged heart muscle and restores ventricle function improves 3 year outcomes in patients with ischemic heart failure, according to research presented at the ESC Congress 2012.

Promising new drug target discovered for treatment and prevention of heart failure
A promising new drug target for the treatment and prevention of heart failure has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, US.
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