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August 31, 2015

Knee and Hip Replacements May Be Bad for the Heart

Aug. 31, 2015 — Contrary to recent reports, researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack ... read more

Ants to the Rescue: How Super-Organisms Could Become Super Pest Controllers

Aug. 31, 2015 — As global population rises and finite resources dwindle, farmers need new, more sustainable ways to control pests. Now, ecologists have found a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new pest control. ... read more

Testosterone Changes Brain Structures in Female-to-Male Transsexuals

Aug. 31, 2015 — Brain imaging shows that testosterone therapy given as part of sex reassignment changes the brain structures and the pathway associated with speech and verbal fluency. This result supports research ... read more

Food May Be Addictive: Food Craving May Be 'Hard-Wired' in the Brain

Aug. 31, 2015 — An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want food may be ... read more

Clinical Trial Shows First Treatment for ‘emotional Flatness’ Associated With Schizophrenia

Aug. 31, 2015 — Results of a clinical trial seem to show the first effective treatment for the negative symptoms – withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy – associated with ... read more

Psychotic Patients Distinguished from Controls While Watching Movie Alice in Wonderland

Aug. 31, 2015 — Researchers using fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) have found that even first-episode psychotic patients process information differently from a control group. To ensure both groups ... read more

Surprise Cardiac Finding Predicts Future Risk

Aug. 30, 2015 — In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards ... read more

Leadless Pacemaker Study Assesses Safety and Efficacy

Aug. 30, 2015 — A leadless cardiac pacemaker showed "good safety and reliable function" during the initial six months of follow-up in the LEADLESS II study, investigators ... read more

Cold Weather Associated With Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

Aug. 30, 2015 — Cold weather is associated with a higher risk of severe heart attack, according to new research. The six year study found that each 10°C drop in temperature was associated with a 7% increased risk ... read more

Scientists Show How Magnetic Pulses Change the Brain in Treatment for Depressed Patients

Aug. 30, 2015 — A group of scientists have found a way of understanding how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can give relief to severely depressed patients. TMS is used as an alternative to electro-convulsive ... read more

How Can We Prevent Suicide? Major Study Shows Risk Factors Associated With Depression

Aug. 30, 2015 — A major multi-national study of suicides has identified the behavior patterns which precede many suicide attempts. This may lead to changes in clinical practice in the care of patients affected with ... read more

Discarded Electronics Mismanaged Within Europe Equals About 10 Times the Volume of E-Waste Exported

Aug. 30, 2015 — Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive two-year investigation ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension.The 12-year study in more than 1,200 patients found ... read more

Depression and Extremes of Blood Pressure Predict Highest Rates of Harmful Vascular Events

Aug. 29, 2015 — Depressive symptoms and extremes of blood pressure predict the highest rates of harmful vascular events in patients with existing heart disease, diabetes or stroke, according to new ... read more

Confidence in Parenting Could Help Break Cycle of Abuse

Aug. 29, 2015 — To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as ... read more

Borderline Personality Traits Linked to Lowered Empathy

Aug. 29, 2015 — Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research indicates that this may ... read more

Can You Avoid Hangovers After Heavy Drinking?

Aug. 29, 2015 — Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Building better batteries means understanding the chemistry of acids and bases. Now, scientists found that when a strong acid is mixed with water, the negatively and positively charged parts create ... read more

Surface Plasmons Move at Nearly the Speed of Light and Travel Farther Than Expected, Possibly Leading to Faster Electronic Circuits

Aug. 28, 2015 — Light waves trapped on a metal's surface travel farther than expected. While the distance might seem quite small, it is far enough to possibly be useful in ultra-fast electronic ... read more

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