Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 29, 2015
Depression and extremes of blood pressure predict highest rates of harmful vascular events
Depressive symptoms and extremes of blood pressure predict the highest rates of harmful vascular events in patients with existing heart disease, diabetes or stroke, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr.

Coffee linked with increased cardiovascular risk in young adults with mild hypertension
Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr.

ESC guidelines recommend radial approach for percutaneous coronary interventions in ACS
For the first time, ESC guidelines published today give the highest degree of recommendation for the radial approach over the femoral one for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can recover
Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4,000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr.

Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism
Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research presented at ESC Congress today by Toru Shirakawa, public health research fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Osaka University in Japan.

A single cocaine dose lowers perceptions of sadness and anger
A single dose of cocaine can interfere with the ability to recognize negative emotions such as anger and sadness, according to new research presented at the ECNP conference in Amsterdam.

ESC recommends DNA analysis in post mortems of young sudden death victims
ESC guidelines published today recommend DNA analysis as a fundamental component of post mortem assessment in young sudden death victims.

Discarded electronics mismanaged within Europe equals ~10 times the volume of e-waste exported
Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive two-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Erika dissipate near eastern Cuba
Satellite data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite was made into an animation that showed the demise of former Tropical Storm Erika as it neared eastern Cuba early on Aug.

How can we prevent suicide? Major study shows risk factors associated with depression
A major multi-national study of suicides has identified the behavior patterns which precede many suicide attempts.

Novel treatment algorithm launched in ESC/ERS pulmonary hypertension guidelines
A novel treatment algorithm for pulmonary arterial hypertension is launched today in new pulmonary hypertension guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and European Respiratory Society.

ESC infective endocarditis guidelines boost role of imaging in diagnosis
ESC Guidelines published today on infective endocarditis boost the role of imaging in diagnosis of this deadly disease.

New ESC guidelines on pericardial diseases published today
New ESC guidelines on pericardial diseases are published today. Until now there was insufficient evidence for strong recommendations in this group of conditions which can severely restrict quality of life.

Midday naps associated with reduced blood pressure and fewer medications
Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr.

Scientists show how magnetic pulses change the brain in treatment for depressed patients
A group of UK scientists have found a way of understanding how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can give relief to severely depressed patients.

Pollution and weather influence outcomes after heart attack
Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Aneta Cislak, research fellow in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia in Zabrze, Poland.
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