May 24, 2018 While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient and good for our health, researchers are still curious to determine if less active users are willing to do it. In fact, limited research has examined exactly how inactive people perceive HIIT–which consists of multiple short bouts of intense exercise, says Matthew Stork, […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 New research co-authored by Professor Stephanie Amiel, RD Lawrence Professor of Diabetic Medicine, and published in Diabetologia identifies key areas of the brain that change patients’ ability to recognize hypoglycemia. People with type 1 diabetes are often unable to regulate their blood sugar so it can become dangerously high (hyperglycemia) or dangerously […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 International Diabetes Federation announces initiative to improve diabetes care in humanitarian settings. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that four million people living with diabetes are forcibly displaced as a result of man-made and natural disasters. In these difficult circumstances, people with diabetes often struggle to manage their condition and are at […]Continue Reading ...
May 18, 2018 A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Queensland University of Technology Natural disasters are traumatic for anyone involved but the dangers are even greater for people with dementia. A new guide from the QUT-based Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Carers and Consumers (DCRC-CC) aims to prepare those who care for people with dementia to cope. Created in a partnership with the […]Continue Reading ...
May 9, 2018 Scientists have shone new light on how the human brain uses past experiences and generalizes them to future events, helping us safely navigate the world around us, a study in eLife reveals. Our ability to ‘generalize’ is an important survival technique, but over-generalizing from bad events could explain why some people fear […]Continue Reading ...
GPS trackers can save the lives of people with dementia. Credit: University of Southampton People with dementia should have access to location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to a new study by the University […]Continue Reading ...
May 7, 2018 A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people’s beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos of an actor who saw – or failed to see – an object being moved to a new location, activity in a brain region known to play […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 Neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study published in the May 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. With vertigo, people have episodes of dizziness that can last from minutes to days. Vertigo can be […]Continue Reading ...
Young people are more likely to start drinking alcohol earlier and at risky levels as a direct result of alcohol companies targeting them via advertising, a review by Curtin University has found. The report, released today, also concluded that alcohol companies were increasingly using a range of new techniques to promote alcohol to young people […]Continue Reading ...
May 16, 2018 A few months ago, Kourtnaye Sturgeon helped save someone’s life. She was driving in downtown Indianapolis when she saw people gathered around a car on the side of the road. Sturgeon pulled over, and a man told her there was nothing she could do: Two men had overdosed on opioids and appeared […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from pain in the absence of injury. This includes patients with migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and many other disorders. “These people have no injuries, or reasons to experience pain,” says Frank Porreca, PhD, a pharmacologist and neuroscientist at the University of […]Continue Reading ...
May 9, 2018 A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. The study, led by the University of Exeter and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, found that good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and […]Continue Reading ...
Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Treatments for incurable bowel conditions may be a step closer following the discovery of a key molecule associated with disease flare-ups. Researchers say the finding helps to explain the underlying cause of disorders such as […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Around the world an estimated 1,000 people a day die of asthma related conditions, with some 340 million affected by this common chronic disease. In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma − one in nine adults and one in seven children. It causes a death here […]Continue Reading ...
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