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Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds

Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds

Health
Coffee can do more than just keep people awake for the day -- studies have shown that moderate amounts of caffeine, like what's in coffee, can actually protect the heart. A new study looked at possible reasons for those beneficial effects, by studying the genes of mice. "We wanted to do this study to show people coffee is not as bad for your heart as people thought for a long time," co-author Dr. Judith Haendeler, medical faculty at the HHU Duesseldorf and IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, told ABC News. But why could coffee-like caffeine levels be helpful for the heart? Building on their previous research that showed that caffeine could help with the repair of cells lining blood vessels, called endothelial cells, researchers at the Heinrich-Heine-University a...
New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Health
New measures designed to improve patient safety and protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made, are to be announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.It comes after concerns were raised following the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, who was struck off after the death of a six-year-old boy.Mr Hunt said staff should be able to learn from their mistakes.Hundreds of medics also signed an open letter in support of Dr Bawa-Garba.She was found guilty of mistakes in the care of six-year-old Jack Adcock, from Leicestershire, who died of sepsis in 2011.Following a government review ordered by Mr Hunt, new measures are being introduced.These include: the investigation of every hospital death by a medical examiner or coroner data on do...
Russia: We will protect our troops in Syria

Russia: We will protect our troops in Syria

World
Russia has told Sky News it will protect its people on the ground in Syria if missiles are launched by the US and its allies.Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, said Donald Trump's threat to launch missiles at Syrian forces was a "test for each and every country (with troops in Syria) to protect its people on the ground".Russia and Iran are the Assad regime's allies in the Syrian civil war.The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the US and its allies - France, Germany and the UK - should "seriously consider" the consequences of their threats to launch military action in response to an alleged chemical attack carried out on Saturday in Douma, eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus.Image:Maria Zakharova spoke to Sky News in MoscowMs Zakharova told Sky News present...
Sky Bet failed to protect vulnerable customers, says watchdog

Sky Bet failed to protect vulnerable customers, says watchdog

Business
Sky Bet is to pay £1m for "failing to protect vulnerable customers", the Gambling Commission has said.It did not stop problem gamblers even after they had asked to be banned from its websites, the watchdog said.Sky Bet chief executive Richard Flint said the firm accepted that it "needed to do more" to stop self-excluded gamblers from opening duplicate accounts.He added that Sky Bet had tried to return the money that was gambled.People who feel they are having trouble controlling their gambling can ask betting firms to refuse their service.But 736 self-excluded Sky Bet customers were able to open and use duplicate accounts, the Gambling Commission said.In addition, about 50,000 people who had excluded themselves received marketing emails, texts or push notifications through a mobile app. An
It's not up to clients to protect themselves from irrationality: Advisor

It's not up to clients to protect themselves from irrationality: Advisor

Finance
Recent stock market swings in and out of correction territory despite overall good economic news have reminded investors that such wild volatility is always a possibility. While experienced financial professionals generally take such developments in stride, how can their clients protect themselves from their own emotional reactions?The best way to avoid irrational decisions as an investor is to turn off the financial news, said certified financial planner Rick Waechter, founder of Old Peak Finance."Investing requires a long-term view," he said. "The news is by definition short-term, and there is no way to reconcile them," he said.Waechter said that, at most, investors should look at their accounts monthly — and preferably less often. "Every six to 12 months, consider rebalancing ... to get