New study shows that anger outbursts acutely raise risk of heart attack and stroke

Getting really angry might be more dangerous than you think. A new study found people who experienced severe anger outbursts were more at risk for cardiovascular events in the two hours following the outbursts compared to those who remained calm. “The relative risk was similar for people who had known pre-existing heart disease and thoseContinue reading “New study shows that anger outbursts acutely raise risk of heart attack and stroke”

23 Year Old British Man Dies from Caffeine Overdose

A 23-year-old British man died from what the coroner said was a dangerous dose of caffeine, according to British media reports. Information from the coroner’s inquest revealed that Michael Lee Bedford ingested two spoonfuls of pure caffeine powder that he washed down with an energy drink. Coroner Dr. Nigel Chapman said the dose Bedford consumedContinue reading “23 Year Old British Man Dies from Caffeine Overdose”

The Barbershop and Health Care

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas have found that neighborhood barbers can influence African-American men to seek blood pressure treatement.  The study participants were patrons of 17 black-owned barbershops throughout Dallas County between March 2006 and December 2008. Eight shops gave customers traditional pamphlets about hypertension.  In this group, the number ofContinue reading “The Barbershop and Health Care”