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About 25,000 deaths in the United States each year may be associated with sugar-sweetened drinks.
New Orleans, LA – Sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Sugar-sweetened beverages are consumed throughout the world, and contribute to excess body weight, which increases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers.
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Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA – An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study.
These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associated damage to the forests in southern and western Amazonia in the past decade, suggest these rainforests may be showing the first signs of potential large-scale degradation due to climate change.
The megadrought in the Amazon rainforest during the summer of 2005 caused widespread damage and die-offs to trees, as depicted in this photo taken in Western Amazonia in Brazil. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits.
Dallas, TX – Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eggplant, and other fruits and vegetables. A specific sub-class of flavonoids, called anthocyanins, may help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits, according to the study. «Read the rest of this article»
Eating a high-salt diet for several years is associated with markers of blood vessel damage
Dallas, TX – Eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels — increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
People with this type of blood vessel damage who eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure . This research hints at the presence of a “sodium amplification loop” in which eating too much salt for a long time damages blood vessels, leading to a greater chance of developing high blood pressure if the high-salt diet is continued. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I’ll always remember the night of June 21st, 2012.
Sure, stories will be told and details will come and go, but I’ll always remember the night history was made.
I’ll always remember the night I saw LeBron James – who will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game – win his first NBA championship.
After losing to the Mavericks in the Finals a year ago, James and the Heat ran roughshod over the Thunder 121-106 Thursday night to clinch an impressive 4-1 series win. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Michele Johnson
NASA’s Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA – Astronomers may have detected evidence of a possible planet disintegrating under the searing heat of its host star located 1,500 light-years from Earth. Similar to a debris-trailing comet, the super Mercury-size planet candidate is theorized to fashion a dusty tail. But the tail won’t last for long.
Scientists calculate that, at the current rate of evaporation, the dusty world could be completely vaporized within 200 million years.
The artist's concept depicts a comet-like tail of a possible disintegrating super Mercury-size planet candidate as it transits its parent star named KIC 12557548. At an orbital distance of only twice the diameter of its star, the surface temperature of the potential planet is estimated to be a sweltering 3,300 degrees Fahrenheit. At such a high temperature, the surface would melt and evaporate. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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U.S. Secret Service Takes One into Federal Custody
Nashville, TN – Interdiction Plus Trooper Michael Loftis of the Tennessee Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of two individuals suspected of illicitly obtaining credit card information on Wednesday morning in Putnam County.
Trooper Loftis stopped a 2011 Nissan Altima out of New York, for speeding on Interstate-40 westbound near the 92 mile marker at approximately 9:45am Friday, April 26th. As Trooper Loftis approached the driver, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The initial investigation revealed that the four male occupants were from Boston, Massachusetts. «Read the rest of this article»
People can cut the genetic effect of obesity in half by walking briskly for an hour a day.
San Diego, CA – Watching too much TV can worsen your genetic tendency towards obesity, but you can cut the effect in half by walking briskly for an hour a day, researchers report at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. «Read the rest of this article»
Boston, MA – The Nashville Predators lost their third game in a row, falling to the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, 4-3 in a shoot-out.
In a physical game dominated by the Bruins, Nashville kept clawing back to stay even with Boston, then took the lead late in the game on a back-handed shot by Mike Fisher with 3:32 left to play. A controversial call on the Predators, gave Boston the man advantage, and they tied the game up at 3-3 when Milan Lucic scored over an outstretched Pekka Rinne. «Read the rest of this article»
Boston, MA – The Nashville Predators are in need of a win, having lost two in a row, so how about a lunch date with the Boston Bruins? That’s what’s on the Predators” menu for Saturday.
The Predators and Bruins face off Saturday at TD Garden in their only match-up of the 2011-12 season. This is the 17th all-time meeting, and eighth at the Garden, between the Predators and Bruins. The teams have split their last six contests, with the home team winning each of those games. «Read the rest of this article»