Obsession with failure and hunt for perfection linked to burnout, sports study uncovers

Journal Reference: Luke F. Olsson, Michael C. Grugan, Joseph N. Martin, Daniel J. Madigan. Perfectionism and Burnout in Athletes: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1123/jcsp.2021-0030 More than 250 sportspeople — across individual and team sports — were examined and it was discovered hyper self-critical competitors who … Read more

Study finds infertility history linked with increased risk of heart failure

Journal Reference: Emily S. Lau, Dongyu Wang, Mary Roberts, Christy N. Taylor, Gayathree Murugappan, Aladdin H. Shadyab, Peter F. Schnatz, Leslie V. Farland, Malissa J. Wood, Nandita S. Scott, Charles B. Eaton, Jennifer E. Ho. Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in the Women’s Health Initiative. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2022; 79 (16): … Read more

A Failure to Launch? – NTSB’s Proposed Rule on Commercial Space Launch Accidents | JD Supra

A Failure to Launch – NTSBs Proposed Rule on Commercial

  The NTSB has been receiving serious pushback on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would “codify[ ] its investigative role in commercial space transportation.”  In its proposal, published on November 16, 2021, the NTSB asserts that the codification “will enhance transportation safety by enabling the agency to carry out its statutory mission of … Read more

Hold the salt: Study reveals how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure

Journal Reference: Justin A Ezekowitz, Eloisa Colin-Ramirez, Heather Ross, Jorge Escobedo, Peter Macdonald, Richard Troughton, Clara Saldarriaga, Wendimagegn Alemayehu, Finlay A McAlister, JoAnne Arcand, John Atherton, Robert Doughty, Milan Gupta, Jonathan Howlett, Shahin Jaffer, Andrea Lavoie, Mayanna Lund, Thomas Marwick, Robert McKelvie, Gordon Moe, A Shekhar Pandey, Liane Porepa, Miroslaw Rajda, Haunnah Rheault, Jitendra Singh, … Read more

Global trial demonstrates some benefits of flu shots for heart failure patients

The study is the first randomized controlled trial to assess the benefits of the flu vaccine specifically in people with heart failure, who face a high risk of cardiovascular events. It was conducted in countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East where getting a flu shot is not routine for most people. The trial … Read more

Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Journal Reference: Natalia I. Dmitrieva, Delong Liu, Colin O. Wu, Manfred Boehm. Middle age serum sodium levels in the upper part of normal range and risk of heart failure. European Heart Journal, 2022 DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehac138 Heart failure, a chronic condition that develops when the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s needs, affects … Read more

Spirituality can improve quality of life for heart failure sufferers, study finds

Journal Reference: Rachel S. Tobin, Michael F. Cosiano, Christopher M. O’Connor, Mona Fiuzat, Bradi B. Granger, Joseph G. Rogers, James A. Tulsky, Karen E. Steinhauser, Robert J. Mentz. Spirituality in Patients With Heart Failure. JACC: Heart Failure, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.jchf.2022.01.014 “Patients who have heart failure experience a poorer quality of life compared to their peers, with … Read more

‘Bionic’ pacemaker reverses heart failure

Journal Reference: J. Shanks, Y. Abukar, N. A. Lever, M. Pachen, I. J. LeGrice, D. J. Crossman, A. Nogaret, J. F. R. Paton, R. Ramchandra. Reverse re-modelling chronic heart failure by reinstating heart rate variability. Basic Research in Cardiology, 2022; 117 (1) DOI: 10.1007/s00395-022-00911-0 Manaaki Manawa has led the research and the results have just … Read more

January 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake provides valuable data for ground failure models

Journal Reference: Kate E. Allstadt, Eric M. Thompson, Desireé Bayouth García, Edwin Irizarry Brugman, K. Stephen Hughes, Robert G. Schmitt. Ground Failure Triggered by the 7 January 2020 M 6.4 Puerto Rico Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters, 2022; DOI: 10.1785/0220210235 The ground failure that resulted from the magnitude 6.4 earthquake wasn’t exceptional, especially compared to the catastrophic … Read more

Integrated treatment for depression and heart failure improves quality of life and mood

Journal Reference: Bruce L. Rollman et al. Efficacy of Blended Collaborative Care for Patients With Heart Failure and Comorbid DepressionA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2021 DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4978 The Hopeful Heart Trial is the first study to apply a ‘blended’ collaborative care approach to treating heart failure and depression, whereby investigators trained medical nurses … Read more

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