People who are "sarcastic, cynical, resentful, impatient, or irritable" are more likely to die of a heart attack, says the European Society of Cardiology. The study was published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. researchers. Lead author Dr. Tracey Vitori of the University of Tennessee said, "There is much cardiac patients can do to take control of their own health. From a physical side — smoking cessation, increase physical activity, and eat a balanced diet. Our study also indicates that managing hostile behaviors could be important."
A 54-year-old man in Massachusetts died from eating too much black licorice, reports a cardiologist in the New England Journal of Medicine. Apparently the deceased at a bag and a half every few weeks. "Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a little bit," said Massachusetts General Hospital cardiologist… READ THE REST
In Britain, the government says that beginning Monday, gatherings of more than six people in England are banned. Officials are working to thwart a spike in new coronavirus infections. The recent jump in daily cases is blamed on "party-going young adults disregarding social distancing rules," reports AP: The U.K. has the worst COVID-19 death toll… READ THE REST
People with normal blood pressure, even people with no history of heart disease, can decrease their likelihood of having a stroke or heart disease if they reduce their blood pressure below normal levels. Scientists came to this conclusion in a study of 348,854 participants from 48 trials. The European Society of Cardiology says, "each 5… READ THE REST
With everyone looking for increased portability from all their necessary items, it's a surprise monocular telescopes haven't eclipsed binoculars yet. But it may not be too long before these lightweight marvels are nudging their way past their big, bulkier brother as the instrument people reach for to get a quality view from a distance. While… READ THE REST
There are few tools in the history of humankind that stretch back as far as the molcajete. Going back thousands of years to the ancient Mayans and beyond, the process of crafting stone mortar and pestle instruments to grind up spices is a staple of Mexican and South American food preparation. There are also few… READ THE REST
Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure? Those two titans are often the center of every question when considering cloud-based web platforms. While Amazon and Microsoft are the absolute 1-2 in that discussion, how about some of the other contenders in the cloud services space? That inevitably leads to the 3rd largest cloud platform Google Cloud.… READ THE REST