Cold weather linked to increased stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients

Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr. Tze-Fan Chao, cardiologist at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may be an underrated issue for health that deserves more attention. —> Read More

Debut of the global mix-master

Columbia, SC (SPX) Aug 27, 2015

Trekking across the high Canadian Arctic almost 20 years ago, Howie Scher had an unexpected encounter that helped fix the course of his career.

An undergraduate on a research expedition over summer break, Scher was part of a scientific group traveling deep into the Arctic Circle to collect basalt cores for paleomagnetic analysis. But as focused as the team was on finding rocks with magneti —> Read More

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