Groundbreaking New Study Sheds Doubt on Many Heart Procedures

A large, groundbreaking new study found that many minor heart procedures may be unnecessary and could be no better than pills and lifestyle improvements, according to adefined as having clogged arteries that are sometimes accompanied by chest pain when they exert themselves. Doctors have very strong emotional beliefs, and theyve been practicing in a way that sends these patients straight to the cath lab for generations, and thats not going to change overnight, John Spertus, a cardiologist at Saint Lukes Mid America Heart Institute and one of the study leaders, told the told the AP. According to the study, about 17 million Americans have clogged arteries affecting the the blood supply to their heart and causing periodic chest pain. While …

Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk

One expert says findings by international experts represent egregious abuse of evidence New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a day equivalent to three thin slices of roast meat should cut down to 70g. Aside from public health, calls are multiplying for people to cut back on meat consumption because of the climate emergency and the greenhouse gas emissions …

‘Like a sunburn on your lungs’: how does the climate crisis impact health?

Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine The climate crisis is making people sicker worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and rising heat. But the impact of the climate crisis for patients, doctors and researchers is already being felt across every specialty of medicine, with worse feared to come. article in the New England Journal of Medicine lays out dozens of similar studies to show how the climate crisis affects each practice of medicine. Renee Salas, a co-author of the report, …