A visual guide to heart failure 2016/10/21 13:44:58

The WebMD website tackles a lot of important questions related to public health. For example, the site has just published a 12-part description of what heart failure is – and is not.



Tatyana G. Belikova, a curator and guide at the Soloneshnoyski Regional Museum, illuminated layers of sediment in the Denisova cave. Credit: Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times

“…the more pot people smoked, the worse they performed in memory tests.”

Not your basic clinical procedure -- a respected university urologist does the research that proves the improbable, i.e. riding certain roller coasters can help patients pass kidney stones. Perhaps even more bizarre result of the research – proof that the efficacy rate of this procedure varies widely – from 16% to 100% - depending on where you sit on the roller coaster and “if the stone is located in the upper chamber of the kidney.”


Black protest in Paris, on Saturday 1 October. (Photo Eric Maurice)


First and foremost, lower blood lipid and cholesterol levels are noted among vegetarians. While dietary cholesterol is not believed to be as dangerous as it once was, vegetarians generally have a lower intake of all types of fats and cholesterol as well as lower measurable blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides than people who regularly consume meat. This is one of several outcomes that study authors report among participants.


Anti-abortion campaign using Adolf Hitler image in Poznan, Poland.


With medical use of marijuana already legal in Poland, the government now mulls growing its own in order to save on import costs. This could also become an issue in Ukraine as the government and NGOs work toward adoption and implementation of a pharmaceutical reimbursement program.


You are invited to an Open House at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies in the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) that unites the Government Department, faculty of the History Department who have international research interests, and many of the international and area research centers in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 



Records of temperature that go back far further than 1800s suggest warming of recent decades is out of step with any period over the past millennium


Photo: The sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial as the temperature hovers around 100F in Kansas City, Missouri, last month. Photograph Charlie Riedel AP

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