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Rapper DMX in hospital after heart attack

Rapper DMX in hospital after heart attack

Entertainment
EPAUS rapper and actor DMX is in serious condition in hospital following a heart attack, says his lawyer Murray Richman.Mr Richman told US media he didn't know whether the heart attack was brought on by a drug overdose, as reported by TMZ.DMX has publicly battled substance abuse for years, and spent several periods in rehab.He is seen as a hip-hop icon, and has collaborated with artists including JAY-Z, Ja Rule, Eve and LL Cool J as well as appearing in films.The 50-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken to hospital in White Plains, New York late on Friday evening, Mr Richman said, where he is surrounded by his family. "He was on life support," the lawyer said. "He's been taken off of life support. He is breathing on his own but there is a little brain activity."The father-of...
Long spaceflights and endurance swimming can ‘shrink the heart’

Long spaceflights and endurance swimming can ‘shrink the heart’

Science
SPLSpending very long periods of time in space has something in common with extreme endurance swimming: both can cause the heart to shrink.That's the conclusion of a study that compared the effects of astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space with a marathon swim by athlete Benoît Lecomte.Both remove the loads on the heart that are usually applied by gravity, causing the organ to atrophy.Exercise wasn't enough in either case to counteract the changes to the heart.The study was led by Dr Benjamin Levine, professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and is published in the journal Circulation.The research has implications for very long-duration journeys in space - such as the expeditions to Mars which Nasa plans to mount in coming decades.Histo...
Study finds high rates of heart disease among Hispanic men, women

Study finds high rates of heart disease among Hispanic men, women

Health
March 4 (UPI) -- More than half of Hispanic men, and nearly half of Hispanic women, in the United States have heart disease, according to an analysis published Thursday by the journal Stroke. Around 60% of Hispanic people also have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, two health problems that place them at high risk for heart disease, the researchers said. Advertisement "It's a wake-up call for the medical community [because] despite our best efforts, Hispanic and Latino populations still seem to be undertreated for their vascular risk factors," co-author Dr. Fernando D. Testai said in a press release. "I didn't expect the numbers to be so dismal," said Testai, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Researchers reviewed data from the Hispanic Co...
High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later

High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later

Health
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Women with a history of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy show signs of significant changes in the structure and function of their hearts 10 years after childbirth, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Among those who experienced preeclampsia or gestational hypertension and still had high blood pressure 8 to 10 years after giving birth, nearly four of five women had left ventricular remodeling, or relative thickening of the walls of their left ventricles, the data showed. Advertisement Just over one-third of women who had neither had evidence of these structural heart changes up to 10 years after childbirth. Left ventricular remodeling is a process by which the heart changes in size, shape and function. It is co...
Demi Lovato ‘had three strokes and a heart attack’ after 2018 overdose

Demi Lovato ‘had three strokes and a heart attack’ after 2018 overdose

Entertainment
Getty ImagesDemi Lovato has said she had three strokes and a heart attack after a drug overdose in 2018, and that doctors told her she had been minutes from death.The US pop star, 28, says in a new documentary trailer: "My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."Lovato also told reporters she had been "left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that".Those effects include blurry vision that means she can't drive and made reading difficult, she revealed.The former child star was taken to hospital in July 2018 after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The overdose, reportedly of opioids laced with fentanyl, came a month after she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.In the trailer for her new YouTube documentary series Dancing With The Devil, she sa...