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Statins May Provide Treatment Alternative for Chronic Liver Disease

Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reductions in liver inflammation and improvements in other related factors as...
23-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Synched Work Schedules During “Antarctic Summer” May Affect Release Patterns of Sleep and Wake Hormones

The continuous daylight conditions of summer in Antarctica are known to interfere with physiological functions such as sleep patterns and the release of melatonin, a hormone associated with circadian rhythms and sleep. Now, a study offers new...
9-Mar-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Caffeine Reduces Oxidative Stress, Improves Oxygen-Induced Lung Injury

A new study finds that caffeine may protect the lungs from damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy, such as oxygen supplementation given to premature babies. The article is the first of its kind to study the positive effects of caffeine on the...
8-Mar-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

“Superhero Physiology: The Case for Captain America”

A common challenge to educators across all disciplines is making learning interesting for students. Researchers from Mississippi State University outline a compelling strategy to teach physiology to undergraduate students: using real physiological...
28-Feb-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, University of Southern California researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to...
21-Feb-2017 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sports-Related Concussion Negatively Affects Heart Rate, Blood Pressure

A new study finds that concussion causes short-term impairment of the cardiovascular system but that these cardiovascular symptoms typically resolve within three days of the injury.
9-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Unhealthy Gut Microbes a Cause of Hypertension

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The study is published in Physiological Genomics. It was chosen as an APS select article for...
2-Feb-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Whole-Body Heat Stress Lowers Exercise Capacity, Blood Flow in Men

Researchers have found that prolonged exposure to high temperatures can raise both the skin and core temperature, reducing blood flow to the brain and limbs during exercise and limiting the ability to exercise for long periods. The study, the first...
1-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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