1 Mar

Angry outbursts appear to boost heart attack, stroke risk

first_img Read Full Story People who have angry outbursts appear to be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, especially within the first two hours of an outburst, according to a study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital researchers. Those with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at particular risk.“Although the risk of experiencing an acute cardiovascular event with any single outburst of anger is relatively low, the risk can accumulate for people with frequent episodes of anger,” lead author Elizabeth Mostofsky, instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH, told the BBC News on March 3, 2014.In reviewing data from nine studies involving thousands of people, the researchers found heart attack risk increased about five times in the two hours after an outburst; the risk of stroke more than tripled. A single angry outburst once a month in someone at low risk for CVD was associated with one extra heart attack per 10,000 people annually; the risk increased to an extra four per 10,000 people among those at high risk. Five angry episodes each day would result in about 158 extra heart attacks per 10,000 people at low risk annually, or about 657 extra heart attacks per 10,000 in those at high risk.last_img read more

8 Feb

Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he’s incarcerated like an animal

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says he’s held in solitary confinement in an area of a jail where inmates are treated like “caged animals.” Joshua Schulte asked a Manhattan federal judge Tuesday to find that the conditions imposed on him for the last two years at the Metropolitan Correctional Center are unconstitutional. Schulte is held under rules often used against terrorism defendants to prevent them from communicating with others. He says he’s confined to a freezing cell where bright lights are on 24 hours a day. A message seeking comment was sent to the federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice.last_img read more

26 Jan

ND police investigate burglaries

first_imgAt least 20 cars were broken into and robbed in the D6 parking lots Sunday night. The cars’ windows were broken and any valuable items, such as computers or Global Positioning Systems (GPS), that could be seen were stolen, said Dave Chapman, assistant director for Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP). “Basically anything of value that people can see by looking through the windows are the cars they broke into,” he said. “You can break a window and take something out of a car in about five seconds.” Chapman said the cars were broken into between around 9 p.m. Sunday night and 1 a.m. Monday morning. Although security vehicles patrol campus, they were not in the D6 north or south lots during the time of the break-ins. “We can’t be everywhere all the time, unfortunately,” he said. NDSP is processing the evidence and taking fingerprints of cars in hopes to find the suspect. They are also helping students tape up their car windows and vacuum up glass, as well as directing students to shops where their cars can be repaired. Chapman advised students not to leave valuables in the car, even if it is just a GPS base. “If the GPS has a base on it, don’t leave the base sitting on the dashboard because that tells the person there is probably a GPS sitting in the car,” he said.last_img read more