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After heart attack, mental stress affects heart more in younger women

Researchers have found that women younger than 50 with a recent heart attack are more likely to experience restricted blood flow to the heart...

Death of spouse, child may cause higher heart rate, other dangers

The death of a spouse or child can cause elevated heart rate and other potentially harmful heart rhythm changes among the recently bereaved, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. These change...

Portable microwave sensors for measuring vital signs

Washington, D.C. (November 9, 2010) -- Current medical techniques for monitoring the heart rate and other vital signs use electrodes attached to the body, which are impractical for patients who want to move around. Plasma physicist Atsushi Mase, a s...

New undertsanding of gut hormones and gut function sheds light on...

Research on obesity examining the role of hormones and the autonomic functions of the digestive system was presented at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American CoIlege of Gastroenterology. Gastric function, as well the activities of the...

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