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Carbon-sequestering Ocean Plants May Handle Climate Changes Over The Long Run
2013-08-26 14:33:35

San Francisco State University A year-long experiment on tiny ocean organisms called coccolithophores suggests that the single-celled algae may still be able to grow their calcified shells even as oceans grow warmer and more acidic in Earth's near future. The study stands in contrast to earlier studies suggesting that coccolithophores would fail to build strong shells in acidic waters. The world's oceans are expected to become more acidic as human activities pump increasing amounts of...

2012-10-01 14:20:53

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William Faloon from Life Extension, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla-based organization dedicated to the extension of the healthy human lifespan, will appear on The SUZANNE Show this week to discuss the effects of Vitamin K2 on heart health. His appearance, which is one in a series devoted to preventative healthcare, airs on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television. As we age, we all experience some hardening of our...

2011-01-21 14:32:29

Routine mammograms can show arterial calcium deposits"”which may contribute to heart disease risk Routine mammograms performed for breast cancer screening could serve another purpose as well: detecting calcifications in the blood vessels of patients with advanced kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Mammograms show calcium deposits in the breast arteries in nearly two-thirds of women...

2011-01-21 08:14:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Routine mammograms used to detect breast cancer could also serve as a means to identify calcifications in the blood vessels of patients with advanced kidney disease, according to a new study. Mammograms show calcium deposits in the breast arteries in nearly two-thirds of women with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). "Breast arterial calcification is a specific and useful marker of medial vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and its prevalence is markedly...

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2008-12-24 11:30:00

U.S. researchers announced on Tuesday that an extra hour of sleep a day lowers the possibility of calcium deposits in the arteries, a forerunner to heart disease.The discovery contributes to the list of health outcomes, like weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure."We found that people who on average slept longer were at reduced risk of developing new coronary artery calcifications over five years," said Diane Lauderdale of the University of Chicago Medical Center."It was surprisingly...