After heart attack: Late dinner and no breakfast a killer combination People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack.


Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research. The team say the discovery could lead to the development of new drugs that help people lose weight.

Scientists advance a way to track changes in a person’s cardiovascular system Every heart beat sends blood flowing throughout the human body. While an electrocardiogram uses a contact approach to measure the electrical activity of the heart, a ballistocardiogram is a non-contact way of measuring the mechanical effect of the blood flow through the cardiovascular system.