Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test

Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist has said.

Dr Sok-Sithikun Bun, from Monaco, did a small trial, with 48 women, and found electrocardiogram (ECG) tests, which measure the electrical activity of the heart, were often unreliable because the breast implants "got in the way", according to BBC.
Dr Bun is presenting his findings at a conference in Austria.

How Much Water You Should Realy Drink in a Day

From feeling less tired to clearing up spots, drinking enough water can cure all sorts of ills.

But the majority of people simply don't drink enough of it.

Medical research reveals that men should be drinking 13 cups of it a day on average, while women could consume nine.

But every person's body is different - and the amount you really need to drink can be worked out using a simple scientific formula, according to Daily Mail.

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts.

It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice.

Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than other saturated fats, according to BBC.

The AHA, however, says there are no good studies to support this.

Autism Risk Linked to Fever during Pregnancy

Fever during pregnancy may raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child, according to a study led by scientists. The effect was most pronounced in the second trimester, raising odds for ASD by 40 percent. Risk of an ASD was increased by over 300 percent for the children of women reporting three or more fevers after the twelfth week of pregnancy, according to Science daily.

People with a Strict Bedtime are More Successful, Study Reveals

People who go to bed at the same time every night are far more healthy and successful than their more spontaneous peers, new research reveals.

While the growing swell of sleep research tends to focus on the amount of time we sleep, scientists have found routine is just as key.   

A team measured sleep and circadian rhythms in 61 undergraduates for 30 days using sleep diaries, then compared that data to their academic performance, According to the Daily Mail.