Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 07, 2018
Online message board advice on ICDs reflects inaccuracies
Medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators obtained over two years from a dedicated online message board was accurate only about half of the time.

Depression negatively impacts heart and stroke patients
People with cardiovascular disease who haven't been diagnosed with depression but are at high-risk for it are more likely to report worse healthcare experiences and use emergency room services more often than those diagnosed with depression.

Study found people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure
Survey respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise to 'treat' high blood pressure in an imaginary scenario, but many didn't think the interventions were worth the benefits.
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