Swirl your glass of wine for a healthy heart
A glass of red wine every day was believed to do wonders for your heart. Now, white wine has been found to be equally beneficial for the human heart. The purple skin of grapes, used for making red wine, is rich in antioxidants.
The skin gets removed during the making of white wine, making researchers and scientists believe that only red wine is laden with benefits for the heart. The pulp of the grapefruit contains cardio-protective compounds that are the secret ingredient in white wines. Now that this belief has been debunked, take a sip from your choice of wine and let your heart relax.
In medical terms, ‘big heart’ isn’t what we understand by the term
Big or enlarged hearts indicate an underlying medical condition of the heart. For instance, cardiomyopathy occurs when the chambers of the heart stretch beyond normalcy.
This adversely affects the pumping power of the heart, exerting excessive pressure on it to circulate blood to the enlarged areas of the heart. Not just that, it also deprives the other organs of the body of sufficient blood supply. Lack of proper treatment, in this case, can cause a failure of the heart.
Human heartbeats are aligned to that of the horse upon touching
Research has found that when a human touches a horse, the latter’s heartbeat becomes synchronized to the heartbeats of the human touching it. Scientists are now pondering over whether this can be effectively utilized for measuring the stress hormones of humans with heart diseases.
The idea of repeating the same research with service dogs is also underway. Next, the researcher will study service dogs to better match them with humans.
Symptoms of a heart attack are slightly different for men and women
Contrary to the widely popular opinion that heart diseases are a man’s domain, women too suffer from medical conditions of the heart. However, there are some differences between the symptoms that the two genders feel before a heart attack.