New research finds not exercising or getting very little exercise is just as bad as many other known risk factors associated with death, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease and smoking — and in some cases, not exercising appears to be even worse. It’s a finding that Dr. Wael Jaber, M.D., a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist and senior author of the study, says is surprising, "since the focus has always been on addressing these risks to improve mortality. For the study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 122,000 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic from 1991 through 2014. This finding contradicts several other recent studies that found associations between extreme exercise and certain heart troubles, including atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease. However, the Cleveland Clinic study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open, found that extremely fit patients in the study...
The spina bifida surgeries were successfully performed by a team at London’s University College Hospital this summer on two babies while they were still in the womb. Spina bifida is usually treated after birth but research shows repairing the baby’s spine earlier can stop the loss of spinal fluid and lead to better long-term health and mobility outcomes. A 30-strong team carried out the two operations, co-ordinated by UCL’s Professor Anne David, who has been working for three years to bring...
Russian engineers have a "really, really good idea" about what went wrong during a Soyuz launch to the International Space Station Oct. 11, forcing the ship’s two-man crew to carry out an emergency abort, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday. Soyuz MS-10 commander Alexey Ovchinin and NASA flight engineer Nick Hague were forced to abort their launch to the station when one of the normally reliable Soyuz FG booster’s four strap-on first-stage rockets apparently crashed into the base of the...
CLOSE Dead fish continue to wash ashore on closed Indian River County beaches, such as Golden Sands Park, seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, due to red tide. Xavier Mascareñas and Jeremiah Wilson, Treasure Coast NewspapersBuy PhotoFish killed by red tide litter Pepper Park Beach in St. Lucie County on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, and the beach remained closed Tuesday, Oct. 23. Get latest from FWCMore: Satellite images show red tide hugging Space CoastSea water samples McFarland collected Monday contained:2 million...
Biologists have long known that birds, which descend from one branch of extinct dinosaurs, have an unusual, sophisticated respiratory system that enables powered flight. But paleontologists have long debated whether those superlungs arose only in birds or earlier in dinosaurs. Many dinosaurs, including therapods like Velociraptor and Spinosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur, had similar lung architecture to birds, the team reports today in . These dinosaurs sported a costovertebral joint and the birdlike bony "ceiling" of vertebrae and ribs that...
This week, researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and Environment Agency Austria announced they have found microplastics — particles of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters — in stool samples from each one of their human test subjects. Since marine life consumes plastics and microplastics in the ocean, eating seafood is one way humans can ingest microplastic. Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were the most common types of plastic found in the samples, according to the press release about the study....
A stunning photograph of Utah’s Badlands—with the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies in the background—captured the top prize of this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The top prize winner, American photographer Brad Goldpaint, received £10,000 ($13,000) for his stunning photo, "Transport the Soul." Transport the Soul: Brad Goldpaint (USA)This gorgeous photo by Brad Goldpaint won top prize for the People and Space category and the overall best photo submitted to the competition. Taken in Moab, Utah,...
Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire, together with an international team of scientists, have looked at radio maps of powerful jet sources and found signs that would usually be present when looking at black holes that are closely orbiting each other. Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire studied the direction that these jets are emitted in, and variances in these directions; they compared the direction of the jets with the one of the radio lobes (that store all the particles...
The President has talked up the possibility of a 10% tax cut for middle-income Americans on the campaign trail and in the White House in recent days. When Trump debuted his new talking point, it sent aides on Capitol Hill spinning to figure out what he meant, and in the House it sent them rushing to figure out if they could -- or even need to -- draft something that would address what the President was talking about. On Tuesday,...
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