Heart Attack

Definition A heart attack is the death of, or damage to, part of the heart muscle because the supply of blood to the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. Description Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 1.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year, and almost half a...

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Machine Learning

Machine learning is widely considered to be one of today’s hottest fields. But many of today’s students are unaware of what machine learning is and why it matters so much. Wondering whether you’ve got a future in machine learning? Here’s a closer look at this increasingly important area, along with why it matters so...

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE What is the difference between cardiopulmonary arrest and a heart attack? Definitions, signs, symptoms and what to do

Many people use the terms interchangeably but a heart attack and a cardiac arrest are not the same thing BOTH can be deadly, but a heart attack and a cardiopulmonary, or cardiac, arrest are not the same thing. Here is a quick guide to the two conditions – and what to do in the case of...

Cigarette Smoking and Thyroid Disease

When it comes to cigarette smoking and thyroid disease, there are three major questions that many patients have: What is the relationship between smoking and thyroid disease? Is it worse to smoke if you have thyroid disease? and Is it a coincidence that a diagnosis of hypothyroidism sometimes comes not long after quitting smoking? Let's...

Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson is facing calls to apologise for suggesting students with autism be removed from classrooms. Her comments were widely criticised by government MPs, the opposition and disability rights advocates. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is close to passing A$23.5b (£14b; $18b) in extra funding to Australian schools. But to pass legislation he will rely...