A better way to screen cats for heart disease

Cats are very good at hiding their health problems, a survival instinct from their wild ancestors, when showing weakness made them easier prey. One health problem they hide is heart disease, meaning it can progress to become ...

Tehran air pollution puts nearly 400 in hospital

Almost 400 people have been hospitalised with heart and respiratory problems caused by heavy air pollution in Tehran, with nearly 1,500 others requiring treatment, an official said Tuesday.

Relax! Slip on an electric vest to knead away stress

Anxiety? No problem. An electric vest can rub away your stress-filled day. Three Cornell students have developed a garment – embedded with piezoelectric cells and tiny motors – that gently massages the back and shoulders, ...

Engineers monitor heart with paper-thin flexible 'skin'

(Phys.org) —Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check ...

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Heart disease

Heart disease or cardiopathy is an umbrella term for a variety for different diseases affecting the heart. As of 2007, it is the leading cause of death in the United States, England, Canada and Wales, killing one person every 34 seconds in the United States alone.

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