HealthDay News: Heart
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
Low levels of vitamin
D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging
from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's
really the other way around: Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin"
are more likely a consequence -- not a cause -- of illness.
FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures
Hundreds of thousands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) made by Philips Healthcare might not deliver a needed shock to the heart in an emergency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an updated warning.
Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show
Energy drinks may
provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating
additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more
rapidly than usual, German researchers report.