News tagged with congestion

A strategy to fix a broken heart (w/ Video)

These days people usually don't die from a heart attack. But the damage to heart muscle is irreversible, and most patients eventually succumb to congestive heart failure, the most common cause of death in developed countries.

dateAug 09, 2010 in Medical research
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More traffic deaths in wake of 9/11

In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many Americans started driving more due to a fear of flying – and lost their lives in traffic accidents. But why did this happen more frequently in some states ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Predicting when lightning will strike

When something is unlikely to happen, people often say that there is a greater chance of being struck by lightning. The fact is however that lightning does strike, and is one of the leading weather-related causes of death ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Explainer: What are chemical weapons?

There was chaos on the streets of Halajba in March 1988. In this corner of Iraq, at the time Iraqi Kurdistan, people had suddenly started experiencing cold-like symptoms – tight chest and nasal congestion. Within a few ...

dateMay 24, 2013 in Other
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Waist size predictor of heart failure in men and women

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adding to the growing evidence that a person’s waist size is an important indicator of heart health, a study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that larger waist ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Health
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