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Heart Patients Should Move For Every 20 Minutes To Prolong Life

Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018. CCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada.

Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as part of the ESC Global Activities program.

Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television Previous research has shown that being sedentary for long periods could shorten life but taking breaks to move around may counteract the risk, particularly if it means burning more than 770 kcal day This study investigated how many breaks, and for what duration, are needed to expend 770 kcal.

Internal Clock Fixed By Its Body Functions

The researcher has long known that circadian rhythm to New Window the way our body functions line up with day and night dictates our ideal sleep-wake schedule to New Window. Now, scientists are finding that almost every system runs on a 24-hour clock.

That makes it possible to dial in on the ideal schedule for things like eating a New Window., Exercise, and even taking medication. The time it right and it could mean the difference between skating by and working at maximum efficiency.

Hair Cell Regeneration Treatment For Deafness

Researchers have proposed to use an embryonic stem cell as a platform for in vitro. Deafness due to disease, aging, or birth defects is caused by the loss of hair cells in the inner ear, which is the structure responsible for the detection of equilibrium and sound.

Currently, deafness is a progressive and irreversible condition in humans, with the typical treatment to be the use of hearing aids. A treatment for deafness could be on the horizon, as a European study investigates the possibility of inducing regeneration of the inner ear cells.

Photoactive Bacteria Bait May Help in Fight Against MRSA Infections

Researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA. Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, involves a compound known as a photosensitizer, which can be activated by visible light to kill diseased cells or bacteria. PDT is a clinically proven method for fighting cancer but has not yet been developed for treating MRSA infections