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Change in body temperature can trigger unexpected cardiac arrest, deaths

Scientists have found a protein that reacts adversely to change in temperature of the body and reacts by triggering heart attacks or even deaths. Cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical routine to the heart dysfunctions and unexpectedly becomes uneven, causing ventricular fibrillation and lessening blood flow to the heart. Now a new study has found that of all the known reasons, alteration ...

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Sleeping on stomach increases risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Those who suffer from epilepsy should avoid sleeping on their stomach as they may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, similar to sudden infant death syndrome in babies, say scientists. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures and affects an estimated 50 million people all over the world. “Sudden unexpected death is the main cause of death ...

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