Teen falls in coma after friend squeezes his testicles

A 17-year-old male is now in coma after suffering a heart attack when a friend jokingly squeezed his testicles. Dr. Irwin Goldstein—urologist and San Diego Sexual Medicine's director—says it's very possible to have a heart attack because the trauma can release a huge amount of adrenalin. » 4/15/14 2:52pm 4/15/14 2:52pm

How Long Does Your Heart Have to Stop For Before You Can't Be Treated?

The question of how long someone's heart would have to be stopped for before you can safely say that regardless of what you do, you're not going to be able to revive them is avery tricky question. It's not as simple as saying after 10 or even 20 minutes there's no hope. For instance, there are countless people who… » 11/04/13 6:20am 11/04/13 6:20am

Calcium Supplements Double Your Risk of Heart Attack

Calcium supplements—previously thought to help prevent heart disease and stroke—have now been shown to almost double the risk of heart attack. Doctors are now warning that such supplements should be taken with caution, and even then only for vital medical reasons. » 5/24/12 6:26am 5/24/12 6:26am

A New Test Can Tell If You're Going to Have a Heart Attack

Scientists have developed a test that detects whether the large, misshapen, mutant cells that indicate you're due for an acute myocardial infarction are circulating through your bloodstream. That's right: There's a heart attack test. And it works. » 3/21/12 2:00pm 3/21/12 2:00pm

Springing Forward with Daylight Savings Could Kill You

Daylight Savings starts Sunday night, forcing America's clocks an hour into the future. Not only is this the lamest form of time travel ever invented, medical studies have suggested that being forced to get up an hour earlier for work is bad for your heart—like maybe kill you bad. » 3/09/12 1:20am 3/09/12 1:20am

Words With Friends Saved a Man from Death

The ever-addictive word game cherished by word fiends and Alec Baldwins everywhere has a new star on its sleeve: it prevented a heart attack, sort of! » 1/13/12 12:40pm 1/13/12 12:40pm

Light-Controlled Cells: The Sub-Dermal Dance Party That Keeps Your Dead…


Heart cells created by Stanford researchers could lead to a better pacemaker: The beat of the cells is paced by light rather than electricity. » 9/20/11 1:37pm 9/20/11 1:37pm

Toyota's Magic Steering Wheel Will Take Over If You Have a Heart Attack

Cars have already come such a long way since the Model-T days, but if you think Google's driverless cars were fancy, wait until you hear about Toyota's heart attack-detecting sensors, that will steer a car if you lose control. » 7/28/11 1:20pm 7/28/11 1:20pm

An Algorithm Can Predict Cardiac Arrest 24 Hours Before it Happens

Predictive Medical Technologies has developed a system that can mine the medical data of a patient—lab reports, monitors, nurse notes, etc.—and predict whether that patient will suffer from cardiac arrest or respiratory failure within 24 hours. » 6/13/11 5:40pm 6/13/11 5:40pm

CPR Pad Makes Resuscitation as Easy as ABC

This concept is a gizmo which you'd have in a first aid kit to help you if someone collapses and needs CPR. You'd whack it on the chest of the ill person, line it up and follow its instructions. It flashes to give you proper timing, and clicks to let you know you're using the right chest-compression pressure (it's… » 6/18/08 5:11am 6/18/08 5:11am

Canned Bacon Guarantees Full Heart Failure in 24 Hours

Remember the canned cheeseburgers? Now you can make yours even more yummylicious with canned 100% US bacon, cooked and ready to eat. Actually, forget the burger: make your own bacon sandwich using two additional layers of bacon instead of bread. Each can contains all the vitamins and minerals you need to keep a… » 6/03/08 1:20pm 6/03/08 1:20pm

CardioSen'C: Portable ECG Transmits Data to Doctors Via Cellphones

Attending hospital for an ECG reading could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the CardioSen'C, a portable device that can check for arrhythmia, ischemia, or myocardial infarction. SHL, the Israeli company behind the device, reckons it could help in the fight against cardiac disease—in this country alone 1.5… » 3/27/07 11:58am 3/27/07 11:58am