New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. The study is published in the July 23, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|23-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Research also supports the theoretical construct of the bee hive as a superorganism—an entity in which its many members carry out specialized and vital functions to keep the whole functioning as a unit.
– Tufts University|23-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
The Real Price of Steak: New Research Reveals the Comparative Environmental Costs of Animal-Based Foods
Scientists from the Weizmann Institute and the U.S. created a tool to analyze the environmental costs of agriculture, with the goal of determining which types of animal-based food one should eat, environmentally speaking. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, they came up with answers both expected and surprising.
– Weizmann Institute of Science|23-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Working out when it’s hot isn’t such a hot idea. Just ask Bret Nicks, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|23-Jul-2014 2:45 PM EDT
Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.
– University of California, San Diego|23-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of another CF drug.
– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|23-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan. They call for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay aging in animals. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include manipulating molecular pathways that slow aging and promote healthy longevity.
– Washington University in St. Louis|23-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
A team from ASU and UC Irvine has discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women. Their study's findings suggest that developing clinical treatments that could lower norepinephrine levels immediately following a traumatic event might offer a way to prevent this memory-enhancing mechanism from occurring.
– Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences|23-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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