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Drinking Kefir May Prompt Brain-Gut Communication to Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system....
16-Apr-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stress Hormones Spike as the Temperature Rises

A new study in medical students finds that summer, not winter, is the season when people are most likely to have higher levels of circulating stress hormones. These non-intuitive findings contradict traditional concepts of the taxing physical toll...
17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mental, Not Physical, Fatigue Affects Seniors’ Walking Ability

Low “mental energy” may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue. New research about the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)...
16-Apr-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Preconception Zinc Deficiency Could Spell Bad News for Fertility

An estimated 10 percent of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. While a variety of factors can make it difficult for some people to get pregnant, ovulation disorders are a leading cause of female infertility. Now, researchers at...
16-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Slower Calorie Burn during Pregnancy May Mean More Retained Baby Weight in Obese Black Moms

Differences in the way women with obesity burn calories during pregnancy may be a contributor to long-term postpartum weight retention in black moms, according to researchers in Baton Rouge, La. Their new study shows that despite similar levels of...
16-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drinking Water May Help Exercising Seniors Stay Mentally Sharp

Older people should drink more water to reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise, new research suggests. The study, to be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego,...
16-Apr-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APS 2018 Distinguished Lectureship Award Winners to Present Talks at Experimental Biology

The American Physiological Society (APS) has announced the 2018 recipients of its distinguished lecturer awards. APS is pleased to recognize these outstanding honorees, who will present their lectures at the APS annual meeting at Experimental...
17-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nobel Laureate, Respected Researchers Talk Exosomes in APS President’s Symposium Series

APS President Dennis Brown, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, has organized a thought-provoking President’s Symposium Series for the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018...
17-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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