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Business incubator identifies novel heart health app

Vienna - Researchers have designed a smart artificial intelligence tool that can diagnose heart problems using a smartphone camera. The end-product development and new start-up forms part of an initiative called START:IP.

Medical device monitors heart health from home

San Fransisco - Researchers have received FDA-clearance on a medical heart monitoring device that aims to improve the cardiac exam. The device will be combined with algorithms to automatically alert patients and physicians to the risk of heart failure.

Does red wine have health benefits?

The balance of evidence in relation to red wine and health benefits oscillates wildly. New research indicates that a compound in red wine might help the body to counteract some metabolic diseases.

Monitoring heart health with tiny camera

Amsterdam - Researchers have developed a new medical device that records absolute oxygen saturation of arterial blood. This is via a camera-based technology, which assesses tiny changes in skin color in order to complete a diagnosis.

Access heart health information online

The American Heart Association (AHA) has put copious amounts of heart health data online, with a view to encourage people to cut back a little over the Holiday season.

Yoga could help with cardiac risk factors says new study

A review conducted in the Netherlands of 37 studies involving close to 2800 people found that yoga can help cardiac health.

Study: Air pollution tied to irregular heartbeat

A UK study and other research studies have pointed out that arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) can be caused or aggravated by air pollution. Surprisingly the study did not find an increased risk of heart attacks within similar subjects.

Researchers recommend an apple a day for those over 50

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away," the old cliché says, but a report in the British Medical Journal says that if those over 50 were to eat one a day, it could prevent 8,500 deaths a year.

UK doctor wants country to ban butter

Butter should be banned to protect the nation's health, according to one of Great Britain's leading heart surgeon, Shyam Kolvekar.

Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?

Which do you see: a glass half full, or a glass half empty? What you see, how you view life, not only plays a large part in your everyday health, but also in your longevity.
 

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