Corporate media today added caffeine to the list of things that can cause blood clots.
“Blood clots: The nation's favourite drink could make your blood sticky – increasing risk,” reported the Daily Express Monday. The rationale explained in the article is that caffeine can lead to dehydration, which can then make your blood “sticky”, which can then result in a blood clot.
The headline comes one week after the news outlet reported that bad sleeping positions can also cause blood clots.
“Blood clots: How do you sleep? One position may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis,” reported the Daily Express last week.
While study findings have shown that COVID-19 vaccines cause blood clots, it has not made the media’s list of blood clot causes.
The media also maintain a list of various causes of cardiac events. Although a peer-reviewed study shows that cardiac events have risen 25% due to COVID-19 vaccines, the shot did not make this list either.
“Urgent warning to gardeners as soil ‘increases risk of killer heart disease’,” reported The Sun last week.
Skipping breakfast is also a risk factor.
“Why skipping breakfast can increase the risk of having a heart attack,” cautioned The Mirror.
“Loneliness can increase risk of heart disease by 27 percent in older women,” reported the Washington Post.
“Infertility, heart failure and kidney disease: How does climate change impact the human body?” wrote Euronews.
“Exposure to any light during sleep [is] linked to obesity [and other] serious health issues [a] study finds,” said CNN, explaining that falling asleep to the TV can increase heart rates.
But then again, so can physical activity.
“Physical activity may increase heart attack risk, study suggests,” claimed The Irish Times.
So can the sound of an airplane.
“Sound of an aeroplane flying overhead at night could be last thing you hear as study finds the noise can trigger a heart attack within two hours,” reported the Daily Mail.
“Are you too old to shovel snow? If you're over 45, beware of heart attacks, doctor says,” according to USA Today.
In May, The Lakewood Scoop reported a strange increase in heart attack and strokes in young men; and though the site published a video featuring many medical professionals who urge young men to “get screened”, they did not specify for what.
“Due to a recent increase in the occurrence of sudden heart attacks in young Lakewood men in their 30s and 40s – and even their mid-high 20s – Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim is holding a critical health screening for men on Sunday...”