Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins the saber-tooth cat and American lion who perished, according a new analysis of the microscopic wear marks on the teeth of fossil cougars, saber-tooth cats and American lions.
– Vanderbilt University|4/22/2014 7:05 PM EDT
University of Utah Health Care Online Physician Reviews Continue to Lead Transparency Efforts in Academic Medicine
University of Utah Health Care watched web traffic to its online physician profiles skyrocket after implementing online physician reviews, analytics show
– University of Utah Health Sciences|4/22/2014 6:00 PM EDT
A study published in the April 23 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience found that pain from inflammation greatly reduced sexual motivation in female mice in heat -- but had no such effect on male mice.
– McGill University|4/22/2014 5:00 PM EDT
Perhaps due to lack of or inconsistent insurance coverage, young adults age 18 to 25 tend to go to the doctor’s office less often than children or adolescents, yet have higher rates of emergency room use, finds a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
– Health Behavior News Service|4/22/2014 4:00 PM EDT
The warm weather brings the urge to open the windows and start cleaning out the closets, but for allergy suffers the spring cleaning bug can be miserable.
– Loyola University Health System|4/22/2014 4:00 PM EDT
Sometimes smaller is better. This is especially true of left ventricular assist devices, the mechanically operated heart pumps that are implanted in heart failure patients to bridge them to transplantation.
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|4/22/2014 4:00 PM EDT
A study demonstrated that hospitals participating in a national quality-improvement program have markedly increased the speed with which they treat stroke patients with the clot-busting drug. This speedier treatment was accompanied by reduced mortality, fewer treatment complications and a greater likelihood that patients would go home after leaving the hospital instead of being referred to a skilled nursing facility.
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|4/22/2014 4:00 PM EDT
Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraine. The two studies released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|4/22/2014 4:00 PM EDT
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