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Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

...e to implant. If a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm occurs, the device will activate and restore the rhythm to normal. They are considered for use in people who have survived a cardiac arrest and in those ...

Signalife Recorder Transmits Heart Rate Data From Champ Car Driver in Real-Time

...s wanted to monitor driver ECGs for possible heart rhythm abnormalities in high G-force impacts which may alter on-site treatment by safety and medical personnel. Dr. Pinderski stated: "We are always looking at ways to make racing safer for our drivers. This technology allows us to monitor our drivers more ...

Reason Behind Sleepy Feeling During Sickness Found

... the day, the genes were expressed in their normal rhythm but the overall level of expression of some genes in mice on which the drug was administered was reduced. "The oscillations were still in rhythm. But the output of the clock genes was much reduced, Nature quoted Birchler, as saying. Researchers n...

Obesity is Linked to Enlarged Heart

...ondition potentially can lead to heart failure and rhythm problems. We observed that the thickening in the muscle wall becomes especially noticeable in obese patients who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater, says Dr. Movahed. Previous studies have shown that left ventricular hypertrophy is assoc...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

...avid Poeppel and Huan Luo report that the inherent rhythm of neural activity called "theta band" specifically reacts to spoken sentences by changing its phase. The researchers also note that the natural oscillation of this frequency provides further evidence that the brain samples speech segments about th...

Anti-osteoporosis Drugs Could Result in Irregular Heart Rhythm, New Study

...x manufactured by Merck and Co and irregular heart rhythm , though only in a small number of women users. Bo...ion called atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can cause strokes. Though it is still uncertain how big a worry it might be, experts agreed t...

Study Reveals Little-known Cell Networks Vital to Circadian Rhythm

Circadian rhythm is the basic 24-hour cycle that involves various behaviors, including sleeping and eating, in all living organisms. In mammals, the circadian clock is organized hierarchically in a series of multiple oscillators. At the top of this hierarchy, the su...

Extremist Christian Preacher Dies of Heart Problems

... would assume that he passed away from the cardiac rhythm abnormality." Ron Godwin, Liberty's executive vice president, said he was not sure what caused the collapse but noted that Falwell had a history of heart challenges. "I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast," Godwin said. "He went...

Hundreds of Children Exposed to Pesticide in US

...hool sophomore, died in Fontana in 1997 of a heart rhythm disturbance her mother believes was triggered by exposure to chemicals sprayed at the school. Authorities never confirmed that pesticides contributed to her death. In 2001, pesticide poisoning nearly killed Elena Dominguez, then a sixth-grader in W...

Memory Loss Linked to Cognitive Disorders

...ent and induced LTP by stimulating synapses with a rhythm known to be critical to memory formation. The brain slices were then sectioned and stained with one antibody that attaches to activated proteins involved with LTP and a second one that labels synapses. Newly developed microscopic methods were used ...

New Brain Neuromarker May Shed Light on Autism and Schizophrenia

...uish independence from cooperation. This new brain rhythm that we have discovered and termed the phi complex...is information exchange revealed in this new brain rhythm will serve as a stimulus for the scientific community to further investigate the phi complex and its...

Even at Four Months, Babies can Tell When Speakers Switch Languages

...rent language is spoken by watching the shapes and rhythm of the speaker's mouth and face movements. The findings suggest that babies growing up in a bilingual environment advantageously maintain the discrimination abilities needed for separating and learning multiple languages. As a part of the study W...

Life Functions Governed by Circadian Rhythms-new Research

...fused with the lack of oscillation. This makes the rhythm much harder to detect. "It's like a conductor wa...earchers previously missed the impact of circadian rhythm on all genes. Depending upon environmental factors, groups of genes can function in a synchronized...

Anti-osteoporosis Drugs Could Result in Irregular Heart Rhythm, New Study

...ion called atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can cause strokes. Though it is still uncer...ed to be 50 percent more risk of the serious heart rhythm in women who took the daily pill than among those who didn't take it. About half of the 6,459 women ...

Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados

...release. * This could assist batsmen in batting rhythm and timing. Late Bob Woolmer, who had been a g...on in real time cricket had said in 1993, 'Batting rhythm is created by making feet movements fractionally before the bowler releases the ball'. This novel ...

Scientists Identify Critical Gene Factor in Heart Development

...hat regulates the heart beat. Defects in the heart rhythm frequently cause sudden death in humans and are the reason for pacemakers and defibrillators. Loss of miR-1-2 also caused a breakdown of the control of cell division in the heart cells. This is potentially a very important finding. Adult heart cel...

Mild Head Injuries Increase Risk of Sleep Disorders

...rain injury. Those suspected of having a circadian rhythm sleep disorder (CRSD) (i.e. problems with the timi...Ayalon. In addition, Ayalon said since circadian rhythm sleep disorders are often associated with cognitive and psychological problems, treatment might ulti...

Intensive Psychotherapy Effective in Treating Bipolar Disorder

...h the illness; and * interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, which focused on helping the patient stabilize his or her daily routines and sleep/wake cycles, and solve key relationship problems. All participants were already taking medication for their bipolar disorder, and most were also enrolled in...

Chancellor Of UMass Medical School Resigns Due to Health Reasons

...assachusetts General Hospital. An abnormal heart rhythm led him to undergo routine cardiac test and he was diagnosed with atrial flutter. Currently he is on medication and has decided to slow down. However he would continue to teach medical education and psychiatry at the UMass and also continue with his ...

Pacemaker Patients Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea

...slow. Abnormally slow heart rhythms (Bradycardic rhythm disorders) are common among patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Researchers screened the patients with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and polysomnography, a device that records breathing and sleep. The pacemakers were programmed to pace the heart ...

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