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
Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|23-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT
When renegotiating a contract in the NFL, timing is of the essence — the player can benefit financially the earlier in the offseason the contract is signed, while the team can benefit by waiting — and can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
– University of Chicago Booth School of Business|23-Jul-2014 11:25 AM EDT
Los Angeles Medical Team Performs California’s First Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery on Toddler at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Part of Only NIH-funded Study of Device’s Safety and Use In Young Children
A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) reported that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem.
– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC|23-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.
– New York Academy of Medicine|23-Jul-2014 10:15 AM EDT
Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.
– Kansas State University|23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
A new Mayo Clinic study, published online today by the journal Menopause, found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women.
– Mayo Clinic|23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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