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Russia 'launches criminal investigation' into rocket failure

Russia 'launches criminal investigation' into rocket failure

World
Russia has launched a criminal investigation over a failed rocket launch to the International Space Station, according to reports. A US and Russian astronaut were forced to make an emergency landing shortly after the mission got underway, with their Soyuz rocket having suffered significant engine failures.It was an unprecedented mishap for the Russian space programme and the AFP news agency claims a criminal investigation is now underway to determine whether safety regulations had been violated during construction. Image: Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin following emergency landing Image: NASA astronaut Nick Hague following emergency landing Despite the issue af...
Study backs age-based biomarkers to treat acute heart failure in ERs

Study backs age-based biomarkers to treat acute heart failure in ERs

Health
March 23 (UPI) -- Age-adjusted biomarker thresholds accurately diagnose or rule out acute heart failure in patients seen for shortness of breath at hospital emergency departments, according to a multi-institutional study.Researchers studied the protein NT-proBNP as a method of validating diagnosis of heart failure in a wide range of patients, publishing their findings on Tuesday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology."Since we did the first U.S.-based studies of NT-proBNP for the identification or exclusion of heart failure, as well as for establishing the risk of bad outcomes, its use has been incorporated into diagnostic guidelines internationally," Dr. James Januzzi Jr., a researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Cardiology in Boston, said in a press re...
Flu vaccine linked to lower death risk for heart failure patients: Study

Flu vaccine linked to lower death risk for heart failure patients: Study

Health
Flu is a killer every year, and with this season's high toll of deaths and hospitalizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has strongly advised everyone older than six months to get the flu vaccine. Even healthy people are at risk, but those with heart failure should take particular note of today's news. "It is well known that influenza infection is associated with increased risk for mortality in heart failure patients," said Dr. Hidekatsu Fukuta, the lead author of the new study, a cardiologist at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Japan. Fukuta lead a study that looked at people with heart failure who had received the flu vaccine. In the study, set to be presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting, the heart failure patients who...
David Cassidy in hospital after organ failure

David Cassidy in hospital after organ failure

Entertainment
Former teen idol David Cassidy is in hospital after reportedly suffering organ failure.The US actor and singer, 67, is "conscious and surrounded by family" after being rushed to hospital in Florida earlier this week, his spokeswoman said.He had been in an induced coma following kidney failure and needs a liver transplant, according to reports.Cassidy revealed earlier this year he was battling dementia after video emerged of him performing erratically in California.Image:David Cassidy performing in Nashville in 2012He forgot the words to some of his own songs and yelled at a fan to turn off a light that he claimed was blinding him.Cassidy later told People magazine he had been in "denial" about his illness and he had decided to stop touring, saying he wanted to "enjoy life".Cassidy shot to ...