Tagged: survival

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

Send them home - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jun 19, 2015

New Zealand is the home of Home Haemodialysis and Christchurch the hub. Sending people home to dialyse is not only more convenient for them and more cost effective, but also has been shown to reduce mortality.  However, is this reduction in mortality sustained across changes in dialysis medicine over time?  This is an important question […] … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: Cold weather protection - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 13, 2013

Written by Dr Anne Waterhouse (ship’s doctor) and Helen Bostock (marine geologist, NIWA) Date: 11/2/2013 Location: 59.852688°S, 139.613379°E Weather: Snow, rain, 40-50 knot (70-90 km/hour) winds Sea state: Rough – 8-10 m swell Kate Berry and Anne Waterhouse in their Antarctic gear. [Helen Bostock]Last night the storm continued with the wind and … Read More