Cardiac arrest is a widely known cause of death worldwide. Almost any disease that causes too much strain to the heart may lead to a sudden cardiac death. Death occurs when the human heart stops beating due to a malfunction in the heart's system. This malfunction may cause the heartbeat to go faster.
A recent study from Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdom shows that people with a higher thyroid level are prone to sudden cardiac abnormality that may lead to death. Researchers of the study revealed that the arrest may also happen even if the thyroid level of the patient isn't too high.
Instead of living in fear, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is putting all of his faith in Jesus as his pregnant wife, Lauren, battles a newly discovered brain tumor.
While Jrue, 26, admitted in an interview with NOLA.com that he was devastated to hear the news, he insisted that his wife's faith was strong enough to conquer the obstacle.
Before being crowned Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund struggled with anorexia and finding her identity, but a reading of the Bible, specifically the book of Psalms, changed her forever, as she shares in a new "I Am Second" video prior to the Sept. 11 airing of the Miss America 2017 pageant.
"For someone who's severely struggling from an eating disorder, your mind doesn't act normal. You literally see yourself as horribly disgusting," 28-year-old Haglund says in the latest "I Am Second" film, released Wednesday. "It's about food, and it's about losing weight, creating a body type you want, but it is about so much more than that. It is slavery," she describes her condition at the time.
A study published by JAMA Pediatrics suggests that there is an association between risks of obesity and the way we are born. The research was released Tuesday.
Scientists found out that babies born via C-Section have a 15 percent higher tendency of becoming obese as they grow old compared to babies delivered normally.
This recent research says that babies born by caesarean miss the bacteria exposure which can be acquired from the mother's vaginal canal. more >>
For years, scientists and researchers have been looking for ways to understand the cause of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study shows that an amount of toxic found in car exhausts are evident in human brains.
Brain tissue samples were taken from 37 people for the research. The study saw evidences linking metal particles as a key factor how a person acquires Alzheimer's disease. The study also poses the possibility that prolonged exposure to air pollution may increase the risk. However, the study needs more exploration to prove the connection.
According to Professor Barbara Maher of the Lancaster University, this study is a step towards new examinations linking brain diseases in environmental factors. more >>
A 4-year-old child in Australia has begun the process of having a sex change with financial assistance from the New South Wales Department of Education even though the child hasn't yet started kindergarten. Many critics are warning the government that the child is too young to make such consequential life decisions.
According to the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the NSW Department of Education has revealed that the child is the youngest person in the country to be in the process of transitioning genders for eventual gender reassignment.
Although the child has yet to even begin first day at kindergarten, the NSW education department will assist the child and the family by using funds from the the department's Safe School program. more >>