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Melatonin’s Heart Protective Effects Not Related to Its Antioxidant Properties

Although melatonin does improve the outcomes of induced heart attacks in rats, those improvements are not the result of its antioxidant effect, new research finds. The study comparing antioxidant activity and heart protection will be presented today...
1-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Over-the-counter Antioxidant Cocktail Improved Vascular Function in Certain Patients with Heart Failure

A combination of over-the-counter antioxidants shows promise for mitigating some damaging effects of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a new study reports. The research, which will be presented today at the American...
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Dietary Supplement Boosts Cognitive Function in Vegetarians

Vegetarians who take the dietary supplement creatine may enjoy improved brain function, according to a new study. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in...
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More Sleep May Help Teens with ADHD Focus and Organize

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. The findings—the first of their kind in young people with ADHD—will be presented today at the...
1-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Explains Why Drinking Alcohol Causes the Munchies

New research in mice suggests that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat “junk food” cravings go hand in hand. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS)...
5-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Performance-enhancing Drugs May Increase Risk of Teen Cocaine Abuse, Impair Fertility

Performance-enhancing steroid use could increase the risk of cocaine use and addiction in teens, according to a new rodent study. The combination of these drugs could also impair fertility in young women. The research will be presented today at the...
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Sunscreen Use Could Lead to Better Blood Vessel Health

A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin’s blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin’s blood...
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Device-guided Breathing Lowers Heart Rate, Sympathetic Activity in People with PTSD

Device-guided breathing may improve physiological symptoms in people with severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at...
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Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues, and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the APS was the first US society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 11,000 members and publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.

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