One of the most obvious changes that comes with aging is that people start doing things more slowly. Numerous studies have shown that aging also affects language processing. Even neurologically healthy people speak, retrieve words and read more slowly as they get older. But is this slowdown inevitable? Researchers from the Higher School of Economics […]Continue Reading ...
Fitness apps are easy to download and can help motivate people to start workout routines, but that may not be enough to sustain those routines in the long run. However, Penn State researchers suggest there may be ways to tweak those apps to inspire a deeper commitment to a fitness routine and help users hit […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn’t a […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence to associate dietary salt intake with the risk of developing a common heart condition that affects millions of people worldwide, in a new study published in the Annals of Medicine. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart arrhythmia condition, affecting around one million people in the UK alone. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: shutterstock Meat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion. An estimated 29 percent of evening meals contained no meat or fish in 2017, according to UK market research. And the reason […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers of the UB and CIBERESP have taken part in a study that analyses all severe influenza cases in twelve Catalan hospitals between the 2010-2011 and 2015-2016 campaigns The study, published in the scientific journal Eurosurveillance, also counts on the participation of researchers from the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, the Lleida Institute of Biomedical […]Continue Reading ...
Recently diagnosed cancer survivors are more likely to drink alcohol, use tobacco, and frequent tanning beds than people in later stages of recovery, according to a research team from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Published in an early online edition of the journal Cancer, the study describes how […]Continue Reading ...
A study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports relationships between personality, depression, and value placed on personal control Personality traits and mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Our brain’s reward and motivation systems show higher activity […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — Three-quarters of patients living with HIV worldwide know their infection status, according to Knowledge Is Power, a new report released Nov. 22 by UNAIDS. In 2017, three-quarters of people living with HIV (75 percent) knew their HIV status, up […]Continue Reading ...
Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence efforts, such as the development of driverless cars, said the researchers. “We are visual beings and knowing how the brain rapidly computes where to […]Continue Reading ...
For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give or receive — this year? At first glance, the watch appears to be an ideal present for Apple’s most familiar […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Utah Health have conducted a survey suggesting that a large proportion of people have a tendency to lie to their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health. Up to 80% of the participants admitted to not having been forthcoming about lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet. […]Continue Reading ...
A government program that would provide market-value, noncash compensation to living kidney donors would benefit low-income people and not be exploitative, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford Medicine and other institutions. Such a program could also end the national shortage of kidneys for transplantation. Each year, about 9,000 people are removed from […]Continue Reading ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia In the past, researchers believed that Parkinson’s disease did not affect life expectancy. But recent studies showed a somewhat shorter life span. Now a new study suggests that when the disease does not affect thinking […]Continue Reading ...
Thousands of people are increasing their risk of chronic ankle problems by underestimating the impact of sprains, according to foot scientists. Podiatrists at the University of Salford say sprains, picked up in sports like football, often need more attention than people think and if left uncorrected could predispose individuals to develop repeated ankle problems. Following […]Continue Reading ...
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