Latest Imre Janszky Stories

2011-06-01 14:42:35

But because of the young age of participants, the absolute risk differences were small The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden. Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44% (hazard ratio 1.44) and appendectomy by 33% (HR 1.33). The risk increases were just statistically significant, and were even higher when the tonsils and appendix were both removed....

2009-08-14 09:29:17

Chocolate eaters in a study of heart attack survivors had lower blood pressure and were less likely to die of heart disease, scientists in Sweden said. Of the 1,169 patients studied, those who ate chocolate two or more times a week cut their risk of dying from heart disease nearly threefold compared to those who didn't eat chocolate at all, said the study's lead author, Dr. Imre Janszky of Karolinska Institute. Jansky's study also suggested antioxidants in cacao cut the risk of death from...

2008-10-30 15:55:00

New research shows that turning back the clock one hour for daylight savings time may actually be good for your heart.  The Swedish study found that while adjusting clocks forward one hour during spring increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week, setting them back during fall reduces the risk, albeit to a lesser extent. The researchers examined records dating back to 1987 and found that the number of heart attacks went down on the Monday after clocks were turned...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.