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Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Patients who suffer common infections have a much greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the years to come, a major study has found. The findings suggest hundreds of thousands should be given statins or other heart pills if they suffer a chest infection or bladder problem. A project tracking 1.2million patients found those admitted to hospital for pneumonia or urinary tract infections were 40 % more likely to have a heart attack within eight years. They were also 150 % more likely to suffer a stroke, Daily Mail reported. This suggests infections have an even greater impact on heart health than obesity, which raises the risk of strokes and heart attacks by about 25 %. The research team, from Aston Medical School in Birmingham and the University of...
Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking at 76

Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking at 76

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" became an unlikely worldwide bestseller and cemented his superstar status, dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. His genius and wit won over fans from far beyond the rarified world of astrophysics. He died peacefully at his home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency.
Number of Known Black Holes Expected to Double in Two Years

Number of Known Black Holes Expected to Double in Two Years

Sci-Tech, Science
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Researchers have developed a method that will detect roughly 10 black holes per year, doubling the number currently known within two years, and it will likely unlock the history of black holes in a little more than a decade. Avery Broderick, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, and Mansour Karami, a PhD student also from the Faculty of Science, worked with colleagues in the United States and Iran to come up with the method that has implications for the emerging field of gravitational wave astronomy and the way in which we search for black holes and other dark objects in space. It was published this week in The Astrophysical Journal. "Within the next 10 years, there will be sufficient accumulated data on enough black holes t