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People who become physically active after heart attack more likely to live longer, shows research

14 hours 7 min ago
Becoming more physically active after a heart attack reduces the risk of death, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.1 The study, which followed more than 22,000 patients, found that those who became more physically active after a heart attack halved the risk of death within four years.

Study shows distinctions between age groups in predicting and responding to stress at home

14 hours 15 min ago
A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home - but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.

IU psychologist receives NIH grant to study earliest phases of language learning in children

14 hours 24 min ago
An Indiana University psychologist has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the earliest phases of language learning in children.

Biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help children during medical procedures

14 hours 33 min ago
A new Pain Practice study indicates that biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help manage pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures.

Study looks at sperm producing ability in testicular cancer patients

14 hours 45 min ago
In a study of men with testicular cancer, increasing tumor size relative to testis size was linked with a reduced ability to produce sperm.

Study shows clinical benefit and monetary gains of weight-loss surgery

14 hours 52 min ago
A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime. Researchers used a decision-analytic model to come to their conclusion.

Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing AD

14 hours 54 min ago
Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers).

Maternal depression during and after pregnancy linked to poorer child neurodevelopment

14 hours 57 min ago
Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy, in the first year postpartum, and in early childhood were linked with poorer child neurodevelopment in a recent Depression & Anxiety study.

Brief bedside visual art intervention reduces pain, anxiety in cancer patients

15 hours 2 min ago
A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with haematological cancers.

Smartphone app effective in promoting proper child car seat practices

15 hours 6 min ago
A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Triple-negative breast cancer found to be chemoresistant prior to treatment

15 hours 10 min ago
Difficult to treat and aggressive "triple-negative" breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports. The findings, which are published in the journal Cell, may lead to better and more personalized treatments for breast cancer.

Male fruit flies like sex and alcohol

15 hours 42 min ago
Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel have found that male fruit flies (Drosophilia melanogaster) enjoy ejaculation and sex and are also keen on alcohol consumption. The results of this novel study that shows that sexual gratification is preserved across species was published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology this week.

FDA approves marijuana based medication for epilepsy treatment

15 hours 51 min ago
An advisory panel from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of a novel epilepsy drug that is made up of ingredients from marijuana. The agency normally follows the recommendations of the advisory panels regarding approvals and rejections of applications of new drugs. The recommendation statement came yesterday (19th April 2018).

Breathtaking evolution amongst Indonesian tribe - bigger spleens for free-diving

16 hours 1 min ago
New evidence shows that the Bajau tribes from Indonesia, who are known to dive deep into the waters for up to 70 metres have evolved to develop larger spleens. Previous studies have shown that free dives and spleens have an association.

Interaction between dioxin and HLA gene variant activates events associated with rheumatoid arthritis

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:02
It has been known for more than three decades that individuals with a particular version of a gene -; human leukocyte antigen (HLA) -; have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

Study: Eyes of adolescents could be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in later life

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:48
New research has found that poorer well-being or 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) in adolescence could be an indicator of future cardiovascular disease risk.

New breakthrough may allow scientists to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:42
A UNLV scientist and her team have found that frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injuries, a breakthrough that may lead one day to the ability to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans.

Human brain processes sight and sound in the same way, shows study

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:04
Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way.

Long-term exposure to cold temperatures reduces diabetes and obesity, shows study

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:48
A new study in fat cells has revealed a molecular mechanism that controls how lifestyle choices and the external environment affect gene expression.

Study shows testosterone deficiency in men is associated with chronic diseases

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:43
A male's total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and muscle mass preservation, a new study finds. Low amounts of the hormone could also be associated with chronic disease, even among men 40 years of age and younger.