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Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Health
Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition.Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up after death.But University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to spot the same patterns in living patients.The condition is the top cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.It is a common, inherited condition, affecting one in 500 people in the UK, which can be fatal in small numbers of people.Footballer Fabrice Muamba had a near-fatal cardiac arrest during a match while David Frost's son Miles died suddenly while jogging aged 31, for example.Yet many of those with hypert...
Atlanta Falcons’ Grady Jarrett signs $15.2 million franchise tag

Atlanta Falcons’ Grady Jarrett signs $15.2 million franchise tag

Sports
April 22 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett signed his franchise tag tender, the team announced Monday. If the Falcons and the defensive tackle can't reach a long-term extension, Jarrett will play the upcoming season on a one-year deal worth about $ 15.2 million. The franchise has until the July 15 deadline to sign Jarrett to a multiyear contract. "As we have said since the end of the season, getting a deal done with Grady is our priority," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in March. "Applying the franchise tag to him does not change that in any way. Our aim is for Grady to be an integral part of our plan for many years to come and this allows us to extend our negotiating window." The Falcons originally placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jarrett i...
Lockheed signs long-term contracts with supplier for lower costs, better availability

Lockheed signs long-term contracts with supplier for lower costs, better availability

Business
April 19 (UPI) -- Lockheed has moved sub-contractors into performance-based logistics contracts or master repair agreements to improve capacity, reduce costs and enhance supply availability, the company announced this week. "As the F-35 fleet expands, we are partnering with our customers and taking aggressive actions to enhance F-35 readiness and reduce sustainment costs," Greg Ulmer, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager of the F-35 program, said in a news release Wednesday. "The F-35 global supply chain is a key enabler to success, and we're restructuring and streamlining several contracts with key industry partners to provide the long-term stability that will allow them to make investments, improve efficiencies and optimize their performance." The performance-based logist...