Tagged: heart

Three coffees a day may help your heart stay regular - News

Jean Balchin Apr 23, 2018

Many doctors advise their patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to stay away from coffee, coke, and other caffeinated beverages. However recent research published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology has revealed that coffee and tea at least are safe, and can reduce the frequency of arrhythmias. What are Arrhythmias? Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms, and occur when the heart beats too slowly, quickly … Read More

Happy Valentines Day! Temporary e-tattoo can record your beating heart - News

Jean Balchin Feb 14, 2018

“Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlin’ Do you feel my heart beating Do you understand” You know what else can record heart beats? That’s right, an electronic tattoo! Temporary tattoos may no longer be as popular as they once were, but researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology and the University of Texas at Austin have come … Read More

Half a million Kiwis suddenly have high blood pressure - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Nov 14, 2017

At 10am 14 November 2017 NZST, millions of people around the world suddenly had high blood pressure. This will come as a shock to many and may precipitate a crisis in hand-wringing and other odd behaviours, like overmedication and jogging. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have just announced a redefinition of High blood pressure. High blood pressure … Read More

New ‘fat vs. carbs’ study could be misleading for Kiwi diet - News

John Kerr Aug 30, 2017

Chowing down on a high-carb diet could be worse for your overall health than eating a high-fat diet – if you believe the media coverage of a new international study. But a New Zealand expert warns the dietary implications of the findings aren’t that simple, especially for Kiwis. The study The new research, published yesterday in the Lancet, comes … Read More

The first fossilised heart ever found in a prehistoric animal - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 20, 2016

By John Long, Flinders University Palaeontologists and the famous Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz were once in search of the same thing: a heart. But in our case, it was the search for a fossilised heart. And now we’ve found one. A new discovery, announced today in the journal eLife, shows the perfectly preserved 3D … Read More