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Eating Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke

Eating Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke

Health
Turns out the probiotic dairy does much more than just help your gut. In addition to a laundry list of benefits for a healthy gut, yogurt may drastically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A recent study in the American Journal of Hypertension found that men who eat at least two servings of yogurt per week had a 21 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and risk among women dropped by 17%.A team of scientists at Boston University's School of Medicine studied more than 740,000 individuals who had previously been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Using health questionnaires administered over the last 30 years, the scientists measured yogurt intake and weighed it against heart-related health issues such as heart attack or stroke.In a p...
AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Science
Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer.The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier. The heart disease technology will start to be available to NHS hospitals for free this summer.The government's healthcare tsar, Sir John Bell, has told BBC News that AI could "save the NHS"."There is about £2.2bn spent on pathology services in the NHS. You may be able to reduce that by 50%. AI may be the thing that saves the NHS," he said.RecommendationCurrently cardiologists can tell from the timing of the heartbeat in scans if there is a problem. But even the best doctors get it wrong in one in five cases. Patients are either sent home and have a heart attack
American Heart Association president credits CPR for saving his life

American Heart Association president credits CPR for saving his life

Health
The president of the American Heart Association is calling on everyone to get CPR training, crediting the CPR he received from his daughter for saving his life following the minor heart attack he suffered last month. "I never would have thought I would have had a heart attack at the age of 52," Dr. John Warner told ABC News. "I felt fine that morning." "Many heart attack victims that have a sudden cardiac arrest get no warning symptoms," he added. Warner was attending the AHA’s Scientific Sessions Conference with his family in November when he suffered a minor heart attack in his hotel room. Less than 24 hours before going into cardiac arrest, Warner gave a speech at the conference, discussing the toll that heart disease has taken on his family. "After my son was born and we were int
Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Entertainment
Portugal's celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant.Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was "doing well".Sobral, who suffered from a longstanding heart condition, won this year's contest with the love song Amar Pelos Dois (Love for Both of Us).It was the first time Portugal had taken the title."The surgery went well," said surgeon Miguel Abecasis, quoted by the Publico daily (in Portuguese)."He was very well prepared. He is a young man who understood the difficulties of this type of procedure."Mr Abecasis said that before Friday's operation the singer had wished him "good luck".The recovery would take a long time, Mr Abecasis added, but said that if all w...
Driverless car tests at heart of 'upbeat' Budget

Driverless car tests at heart of 'upbeat' Budget

Technology
Billions of pounds for housing and high-tech industry are expected to be at the centre of Chancellor Philip Hammond's "positive and upbeat" Budget this Wednesday.Treasury sources say Philip Hammond will try to help start-up businesses which specialise in driverless cars and artificial intelligence develop into success stories of the future.He will remove regulatory potholes which prevent developers from road-testing driverless technologies without humans present, pump £400m into electric car charge points and invest £160m in 5G mobile networks.::Long read: One number towering over the BudgetThe Chancellor is also reportedly ready to find £5bn for housing schemes and underwrite loans to small home builders.This is part of a commitment to deliver 300,000 new homes every year, adding an extra