In her new book, heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp explores how modern medicine is only beginning to understand the connection between body and emotion
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy – commonly known as broken heart syndrome – is rare but real. As a heart and lung surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp has seen a few cases herself, and the phenomenon provides a compelling opening chapter to her first book, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? The title reminds us of when Debbie Reynolds died “of a broken heart” the day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away in 2016, but this book rises far above the online pseudoscience accompanying those reports. It is possible to be so affected by grief or shock that a predisposed heart simply cannot cope, and Stamp uses this as an opener to explore the myriad ways modern medicine is only recently understanding (and admitting) to the connection between body and emotion.
There’s a lot more Final Fantasy XV content on the horizon.
According to game director Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy XV is getting more expansions soon. Moreover, the expansions might not wrap up until 2019 because the studio wants to put even more care into this content.
If you’re a serious swimmer, then it’s possible that you use a swim-tracking watch. The folks at Florida-based startup Phlex, however, felt that wristwatches weren’t hydrodynamic or accurate enough. That’s why they designed the goggle-mounted Edge.
After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Penn State’s Joe Paterno saw his legendary legacy threatened after news emerged that one of his assistant coaches, Jerry Sandusky, was responsible for countless sexual assaults. The result was a tumultuous period when fans, Penn St. alums. and the general public had to reckon with the notion that the coach may have been privy to the allegations and put his program – and winning – above common decency.
Starring Al Pacino as Paterno, the explosive clip from the upcoming HBO-produced film finds the coach reasoning, “I raised millions of dollars for this university. I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship. You wanna fire me? Try it.”
CPAC attendees applaud Brexit and boo London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, amid growing European populist influence at event
Nigel Farage received a rousing reception from American conservatives on Friday, as the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) cheered Brexit and booed London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.