Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 27, 2016
20 cent school intervention stops unhealthy weight gain in children
A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight gain.

Activity tracker uses heart rate to personalize amount of exercise needed to prevent death
A novel activity tracker has been developed that uses heart rate data to personalize the amount of exercise needed to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

ESC launches novel paper on tackling cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies
The European Society of Cardiology has launched a novel position paper, under the auspices of its Committee for Practice Guidelines, on tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies.

New oral anticoagulants provide same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less bleeding
The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43,000 patients presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr.

Alcohol-related hospitalization associated with doubled stroke risk in atrial fibrillation
Alcohol-related hospitalization is associated with a doubled risk of ischemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr.

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equal to bridging thrombolysis in ischemic stroke
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, according to results from the observational PRAGUE-16 registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.

Moderate physical activity linked with 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s
Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.

ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias launched today
European Society of Cardiology and European Atherosclerosis Society uidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias are published online today in European Heart Journal and on the ESC website.

Smartphone detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware
Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.

Low socioeconomic status associated with higher risk of second heart attack or stroke
Low socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.

ESC and EACTS launch first collaborative atrial fibrillation guidelines
The first European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery are published online today in European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and on the ESC website.
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