Abnormal heart rhythm detected by smartwatch: what does it mean?

Should an abnormal heart rhythm detected by a smartwatch in otherwise healthy young adults be treated?  Are the benefits of this new technology worth the risks?  Where is the technology headed?   Answers to these and other vital questions will be debated during the Meet the Trialist of the Apple Heart Study on Tuesday at…

Brussels offers secure alternative to London for UK pharma post-Brexit

With the UK set to leave the European Union in just a few weeks, the Brussels Capital Region is set to continue its initiative to attract UK-based businesses looking for a European base of operations post-Brexit. The Region is holding an event on 19 March targeting the pharma and life sciences sector following the success…

Early menopause in smokers linked to bladder cancer

Research shows that experiencing menopause before the age of 45 is associated with a higher risk of bladder cancer. This higher risk was notable if the woman is a smoker. The study, which looked at health outcomes of more than 220,000 US Nurses, is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. Bladder…

El “vamping” reduce la calidad del sueño y aumenta el peso

“El vamping, es decir, utilizar las nuevas tecnologías antes de dormir, tiene efectos negativos para la salud, ya que la luz de las pantallas afecta a la calidad del sueño y a nuestro rendimiento”, explica la Dra. Ángela Milán, neuróloga de la Unidad del Sueño de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra. El problema de usar…

Yo-yo dieting may increase women’s heart disease risk

Yo-yo dieting may make it harder for women to control a variety of heart disease risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. “Achieving…

Improving physical fitness linked to lower absenteeism in middle schoolers

Increasing physical fitness among middle-school children attending schools in New York City was associated with decreasing absenteeism from school, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and…

High-quality plant-based foods decrease risk of death

As long as you don’t count French fries and soda as healthy choices, it’s never too late to increase your longevity and cut your risk of heart disease death by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health…