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Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

Writing thank-you notes is not just good manners. It can have a strong psychological effect for both the sender and receiver, suggests research published in the September 2018 issue of Psychological Science.

While most people consider showing an e... Read more

Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think
Giving thanks can make you happier

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from prof... Read more

Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death

A new study found that increased consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with more than 10% of all-cause premature, preventable deaths in Brazil in 2019. This is especially alarming, because Brazilians consume far less of these products t... Read more

Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death
Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives.

New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be... Read more

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your ... Read more

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief
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Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander

Taking some time to just sit and think might be far more enjoyable than you expect.

People don’t realize how enjoyable it is to sit and think.

According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how m... Read more

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Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting

Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting... Caregivers who consume digital media for relaxation are more likely to engage in negative parenting ... Read more

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What Your Blood Type Reveals About You?

9. Life Span

Chances are higher you’ll live longer if you have type O blood. Experts think your lowered risk of disease in your heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease) may be one reason for this. Read more

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Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Taking high-dose Vitamin B6 tablets has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression by new research.

Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported f... Read more

Cyberbullying puts targeted adolescents at risk for suicide, study suggests

Beyond the many stressors that young adolescents face, being a target of cyberbullying is an independent risk factor for suicide -- above and beyond traditional offline bullying, according to a study.

That's the finding of a new study by researche... Read more

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Successful Impact! NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in Historic Planetary Defense Test

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 02:19 PM)

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After 10 months of flying through space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, September 26, 2022. It was NASA’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space and the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration.

Mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, announced the successful impact at 7:14 p.m. EDT (4:14 p.m. PDT).

As a part of NASA’s overall planetary defense strategy, DART’s collision with the asteroid Dimorphos demonstrates a feasible mitigation techniq...     Learn More ››









Weight-loss study shows if at first you don't succeed, try, try again

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 05:05 PM)

Gaining back pounds as soon as a diet is over is all too common for people attempting to lose weight (often characterized as a failure of the individual, indicative of a lack of willpower and discipline), but a new study from scholars in York University's Faculty of Health, find such regressions are learning experiences—maybe even necessary steps toward sustained weight loss and improved overall health.

"Our results suggest repeated bouts of weight loss and regain should not be viewed as failures, but as practice," says Jennifer Kuk, a professor in York University's School of Ki...     Learn More ››









Sleep is good for your heart

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 05:01 PM)

Sleep isn't just a way to pass the time. It's essential to health, right through to your heart.

This June, the American Heart Association (AHA) added sleep to its heart health checklist, now an 8-item list created to help people reflect on and improve lifestyle habits.

"Sleep is taking its rightful place as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease," says behavioral scientist Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, who has been studying heart health and sleep for six years in the Department of Medicine (in Cardiology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. ...     Learn More ››









Yes, men run faster than women, but over shorter distances—not by much

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 04:32 PM)

Conventional wisdom holds that men run 10 to 12% faster than women regardless of the distance raced. But new research suggests that the between-sex performance gap is much narrower at shorter sprint distances.

It has long been established that men outpace women by relatively large margins in mid- and longer-distance events. But speed over short distances is determined by different factors—specifically, the magnitude of the ground forces athletes can apply in relation to their body mass. Women tend to be smaller than men and, all things being equal, muscular force to body mass ratios are g...     Learn More ››









Language learning difficulties in children linked to brain differences

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 04:16 PM)

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is an extremely common disorder, affecting approximately two children in every classroom. Children with DLD struggle to comprehend and use their native language, facing trouble with grammar, vocabulary, and holding conversations. Their language difficulties considerably increase the risk of having difficulties when learning to read, underachieving academically, being unemployed, and facing social and mental health challenges.

In research published in the journal eLife, Dr. Saloni Krishnan and colleagues used MRI brain scans that were specifically sensit...     Learn More ››









Being lonely and unhappy accelerates aging more than smoking, study finds

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 04:10 PM)

Molecular damage accumulates and contributes to the development of aging-related frailty and serious diseases. In some people these molecular processes are more intense than in others, a condition commonly referred to as accelerated aging.

Fortunately, the increased pace of aging may be detected before its disastrous consequences manifest by using digital models of aging (aging clocks). Such models can also be used to derive anti-aging therapies on individual and population levels.

According to the latest article published in Aging-US, any anti-aging therapy needs to focus on one's menta...     Learn More ››









Anxiety during pregnancy can lead to earlier births, study finds

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 02:44 PM)

Women who experience anxiety about their pregnancies give birth earlier on average than those who don’t, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study, which examined the relationship between pregnancy length and different measures of anxiety, could help doctors understand when and how best to screen for anxiety during pregnancy to help prevent preterm birth.

“Anxiety about a current pregnancy is a potent psychosocial state that may affect birth outcomes,” said lead study author Christine Dunkel Schetter, PhD, of the University of California Los ...     Learn More ››









Artificial Intelligence Reduces a 100,000-Equation Quantum Physics Problem to Only Four Equations

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 02:41 PM)

Researchers at the Flatiron Institute and their colleagues trained a machine learning tool to capture the physics of electrons moving on a lattice using far fewer equations than would typically be required, all without sacrificing accuracy.

Using artificial intelligence, physicists have compressed a daunting quantum problem that until now required 100,000 equations into a bite-size task of as few as four equations — all without sacrificing accuracy. The work, published in the September 23 issue of Physical Review Letters, could revolutionize how scientists investigate systems containing m...     Learn More ››









Astronomers map distances to 56,000 galaxies, largest-ever catalog

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 02:09 PM)

How old is our universe, and what is its size? A team of researchers led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa astronomers Brent Tully and Ehsan Kourkchi from the Institute for Astronomy have assembled the largest-ever compilation of high-precision galaxy distances, called Cosmicflows-4. Using eight different methods, they measured the distances to a whopping 56,000 galaxies. The study is being published in the Astrophysical Journal.

Galaxies, such as the Milky Way, are the building blocks of the universe, each comprised of up to several hundred billion stars. Galaxies beyond our immediate ne...     Learn More ››









Study confirms that mRNA vaccines protect against serious COVID-19 during pregnancy

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:50 AM)

The first large, real-world study of the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy found these vaccines, especially two initial doses followed by a booster, are effective in protecting against serious disease in expectant mothers whether the shots are administered before or during pregnancy.

Pregnant women were excluded from COVID-19 mRNA vaccine clinical trials, so this new study fills a significant knowledge gap, providing strong evidence that vaccinating women who are or might become pregnant protects against hospitalization for the disease during pregnancy.

“That t...     Learn More ››









Coffee drinking is associated with increased longevity

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:14 AM)

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.1 The findings applied to ground, instant and decaffeinated varieties.

“In this large, observational study, ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or any cause,” said study author Professor Peter Kistler of the...     Learn More ››









Quantum technology reaches unprecedented control over captured light

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:06 AM)

Researchers in quantum technology at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in developing a technique to control quantum states of light in a three-dimensional cavity. In addition to creating previously known states, the researchers are the first ever to demonstrate the long-sought cubic phase state. The breakthrough is an important step towards efficient error correction in quantum computers.

“We have shown that our technology is on par with the best in the world,” says Simone Gasparinetti, who is head of a research group in experimental quantum physics at Chalmers and one of...     Learn More ››









MIT Engineers Build Wireless Underwater Camera That Doesn’t Need Batteries!

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 04:55 PM)

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New underwater camera could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.

More than 95 percent of Earth’s oceans have never been observed, according to estimates by scientists, which means we have seen less of our planet’s ocean than we have the far side of the moon or the surface of Mars.

One steep challenge preventing widespread undersea exploration is the high cost of powering an underwater camera for a long time. Doing so now requires tethering it to a research vessel or frequently sending a ship to recharge its b...     Learn More ››









7 Tips to Improve Your Sleep Quality

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 04:47 PM)

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Life can move fast. It can be overwhelming, with stressors, distractions, and deadlines. There is one thing everyone can agree on: managing your sleep schedule is fundamental when it comes to physical and mental health alike. Check out seven tips to create a bedtime routine below.

Creating a Bedtime Routine

We’ve all been there. Tossing and turning, the crinkle of sheets deafeningly loud — sleep being the elusive creature it is. It doesn’t need to be this way. By following simple steps and creating a routine, you can master sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go the ne...     Learn More ››









China discovers rare lunar crystal and nuclear power source on near side of the moon

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:50 AM)

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Researchers in China have discovered a new type of crystal nestled among the volcanic debris of the near side of the moon, as well as a potential fuel source that could help revolutionize the production of clean and efficient energy on Earth.

The small, transparent crystal — named Changesite-(Y), after the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e — is more than a billion years old and is as wide as a human hair, according to Global Times, a Chinese state-run news site. In early September, researchers with the International Mineralogical Association confirmed that the tiny moon crystal has a never-b...     Learn More ››









Sufficient sleep associated with life satisfaction in parents, new study finds

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:42 AM)

New research findings from a multi-university research team that includes Danielle Symons Downs, professor of kinesiology and obstetrics and gynecology and associate director of the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State, show that for new and established parents getting sufficient sleep plays an important role in their mental health and, in turn, life satisfaction.

The research team analyzed sleep, physical activity, mental health and life satisfaction in couples. Their findings, published in the journal Sleep Health, indicated meeting sleep guidelines was associated with better m...     Learn More ››









Simple 20-20-20 screen rule really does help with eye strain, research shows

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:39 AM)

It's long been recommended as a way of easing eye strain while working at a computer screen. Now the 20-20-20 rule—taking a break of at least 20 seconds, every 20 minutes, to look at least 20 feet away—has been confirmed by scientists at Aston University to help ease some of the symptoms of prolonged computer use.

It's estimated that at least half of people using computers in their regular work have some form of digital eye strain, resulting in eye surface problems including irritation and dryness, or vision issues such as headaches or blurred vision. Humans normally blink around 15 tim...     Learn More ››









Healthy lifestyle linked to 90% lower risk of diabetes in susceptible women

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:30 AM)

Women with a history of diabetes in pregnancy can still reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes by adopting a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthy, stopping smoking, exercising regularly, and not being overweight, finds a study in The BMJ.

The results show that women who adhered to five key lifestyle factors—healthy weight, high-quality diet, regular physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption, and not smoking—had a 90% lower risk of the disorder compared with women who did not adhere to any, even among those who were overweight or obese, or were at greater genetic r...     Learn More ››









Study suggests watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:23 AM)

Over the past 30 years, the number of television programs targeting infants has been increasing. Between 1997 and 2014, screen time doubled among children aged 0 to 2 years.

A new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, has examined the impact passive screen use has on a young child's cognitive development. It found that screen exposure—whether that be from a TV or mobile device—can be beneficial, depending on the context in which it's viewed.

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth and Paris Nanterre University, France, have analyzed 478 studies published in the past two ...     Learn More ››









First direct evidence that babies react to taste and smell in the womb

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:18 AM)

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A study led by Durham University's Fetal and Neonatal Research Lab, UK, took 4D ultrasound scans of 100 pregnant women to see how their unborn babies responded after being exposed to flavors from foods eaten by their mothers.

Researchers looked at how the fetuses reacted to either carrot or kale flavors just a short time after the flavors had been ingested by the mothers.

Fetuses exposed to carrot showed more "laughter-face" responses while those exposed to kale showed more "cry-face" responses.

Their findings could further our understanding of the development of h...     Learn More ››









Drones could 3D print a building

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:09 AM)

Researchers have mounted 3D printers onto drones with the aim of creating swarms of robots that could 3D print entire buildings. The aerial vehicles were specially designed to be able to deposit a cement-like material with enough precision to build tall structures. Groups of them together could do the job even faster. The idea is that 3D printed shelters could be greener than standard construction methods, and drones could be useful in reaching difficult to access areas.  









Conventional Computers Can Learn to Solve Tricky Quantum Problems

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:04 AM)

There has been a lot of buzz about quantum computers and for good reason. The futuristic computers are designed to mimic what happens in nature at microscopic scales, which means they have the power to better understand the quantum realm and speed up the discovery of new materials, including pharmaceuticals, environmentally friendly chemicals, and more. However, experts say viable quantum computers are still a decade away or more. What are researchers to do in the meantime?

A new Caltech-led study in the journal Science describes how machine learning tools, run on classical computers, can b...     Learn More ››









Uncovering the skin’s secrets: Studies show how skin forms differently across the body

  2 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 04:35 AM)

Research finds skin location and type determine risk of disease such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Why are certain body parts more prone to skin diseases than others?

Two new UC Davis Health studies explored how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

“Skin does not have a uniform composition throughout the body,” said Emanual Maverakis, professor of dermatology, molecular medical microbiology at UC Davis and senior author on both studies. “Different skin characteristics at different body sites may af...     Learn More ››









How sleep deprivation can cause inflammation

  2 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 04:03 PM)

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Inflammation is the body’s natural response to disease and injury. When you come down with a respiratory infection or cut yourself, your immune system acti­vates white blood cells, which in turn release cyto­kines and other inflammatory molecules that attack invaders and protect the body’s tissues. When this response is temporary, it serves as an effective defense mechanism. But when inflammation doesn’t let up, it can contribute to the development of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep deprivation is associated with markers of inflammation, suc...     Learn More ››









Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander

  2 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

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Taking some time to just sit and think might be far more enjoyable than you expect.

People don’t realize how enjoyable it is to sit and think.

According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how much they would like to spend time alone with their thoughts with nothing to distract them.

“Humans have a striking ability to immerse themselves in their own thinking,” said study lead author Aya Hatano, Ph.D., of Kyoto University in Japan. “Our research suggests that individuals have difficulty appreciating just how engaging thinking can ...     Learn More ››









Johns Hopkins Scientists Have Developed a Nanobody That May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

  2 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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Parkinson’s disease is a brain condition that causes uncontrollable or unintended movements.

The nanobody can also punch through tough brain cells.

The immune system uses proteins referred to as antibodies to detect and attack invading pathogens. Mini versions of antibodies, called nanobodies — natural compounds in the blood of animals such as llamas and sharks — are being researched to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Now, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine have helped create a nanobody that can penetrate the tough outer layer of brain cells and disentangle misshapen prot...     Learn More ››









Don’t Miss: Jupiter To Reach Opposition, Closest Approach to Earth in 59 Years!

  2 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 02:49 PM)

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When Jupiter reaches opposition on Monday, September 26, stargazers can expect incredible views of Jupiter the entire night. From the viewpoint of Earth’s surface, opposition occurs when an astronomical object rises in the east as the Sun sets in the west, placing the object and the Sun on opposite sides of Earth.

Every 13 months, Jupiter is in opposition, making it look bigger and brighter than at any other time of the year.

But that’s not all. This time, Jupiter will also make its closest approach to Earth in the last 59 years. This happens because Earth and Jupiter do not orbit th...     Learn More ››









Coffee and Cigarettes: New Study Reveals an Unexpected Connection

  2 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 02:40 PM)

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Some smokers find that their first cigarette of the day is less enjoyable without a cup of coffee. That may not only be a morning habit, though. According to University of Florida researchers, compounds in roasted coffee beans may help lessen the impact of morning nicotine cravings.

Researchers found two compounds in coffee that directly influence certain high-sensitivity nicotine receptors in the brain in a cell-based study. These brain receptors in smokers can become hypersensitive following a night of nicotine withdrawal.

Although the recently released findings have not yet been teste...     Learn More ››









Home ownership leads to less happiness than expected

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

We aren’t very good at predicting what will make us happy. That is one finding from a study by Basel economists. They investigated the effects of purchasing a home on life satisfaction. The positive effect on happiness did not last as long as people expected.

A big yard, more space, or admiration from family and friends; the reasons for home ownership may vary, but the goal is the same: ultimately, it’s intended as an investment in happiness. Prof. Dr. Alois Stutzer and Dr. Reto Odermatt of the University of Basel’s Faculty of Business and Economics examined whether home-buyers’ exp...     Learn More ››









Don’t look at me like that!

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:54 PM)

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Does eye-contact always attract attention? Not in every case, as a research team at the University of Würzburg’s Institute of Psychology has recently shown. Why not? Because context matters.

It’s a phenomenon that we have probably all experienced. You’re in a packed place surrounded by a swirling mass of people, and someone looks you in the eye. You notice it immediately. In fact, it takes no more than a fraction of a second to register and process this eye contact.

What happens during eye contact from a psychological point of view? This is what interests Anne Böckler-Raettig, Pr...     Learn More ››









Heart attack risk increased among people with HIV and hepatitis C as they aged

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:48 PM)

HIV and hepatitis C status associated with increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Research Highlights:

1. The risk of heart attack was about 30% higher with each decade of age as people with HIV got older. However, that risk increased 85% with each decade among people who also have untreated hepatitis C, according to a new analysis of more than 23,000 people receiving HIV treatment in North America.

2. These findings indicate HIV and hepatitis C status, as well as more traditional heart disease risk factors, should be con...     Learn More ››









Nightmares in middle age linked to dementia risk

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:16 PM)

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People who experience frequent bad dreams in middle age are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life, according to new research.

A new study, published in The Lancet journal, eClinicalMedicine by researchers at the University of Birmingham, suggests nightmares may become prevalent several years or even decades before the characteristic memory and thinking problems of dementia set in.

Dr Abidemi Otaiku, of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health, said: “We’ve demonstrated for the first time that distressing dreams, or nightmares, can be linked to ...     Learn More ››









A Consistent Lack of Sleep Negatively Impacts Immune Stem Cells, Increasing Risk of Inflammatory Disorders and Heart Disease

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:11 PM)

Mount Sinai study also shows catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse possible negative effects on cellular level.

Chronic, insufficient sleep can negatively affect immune cells, which may lead to inflammatory disorders and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. More specifically, consistently losing an hour and a half of sleep a night potentially increases the risk.
The research, published September 21 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, is the first to show that sleep alters the structure of DNA inside the immune stem cells t...     Learn More ››









Researchers Identify Potential Biomarker to Distinguish Two Aggressive Types of Brain Tumors in Children

  2 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:07 PM)

It may soon be possible to identify Group 4 medulloblastomas — the most common malignant brain tumor in children--from more aggressive Group 3 tumors. Research based on a little-explored part of RNA, which creates proteins, could lead to the development of better-targeted cancer treating drugs, according to investigators at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Four groups of medulloblastomas have been identified, with Group 3 being the most aggressive — survival at 5 years is a 45% to 60% rate. Group 4 is the most common form of medulloblastoma, accounting for 35-40% of all cases.

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How to Stop Wasting Time

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:56 PM)

1. Figure Out Your Goals

We’re
talking about “big-picture” goals for both your work and home life. For example, you may want to find a better work-life balance, get more exercise, and be more involved in your children’s after-school activities. Once you know what they are, you can break them into smaller tasks and focus on how to fit them into your life.

2. Keep Track

It can help to take a week or so and note how long it really takes you to do things you do all the time -- do laundry, make breakfast, make your bed. Most people overestimate how long it takes to do something sim...     Learn More ››




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Guide to Uterine Cancer

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:45 PM)

1. What Is It?

It’s
a cancerous tumor in your uterus, the pear-shaped organ also known as your womb. Most cases happen in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), but you can get tumors in the muscles there, too. Over 60,000 women in the U.S. get this type of cancer each year. If you’re past menopause, your chances are higher.

2. Your Genes

These can play a role in how likely you are to have uterine cancer. For example, Lynch syndrome is a genetic disorder that makes you more likely to get certain cancers. Women with it have much higher odds of getting uterine cancer. But having a ...     Learn More ››









Researchers Discover That Wolves Can Show Attachment Toward Humans

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:16 PM)

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When it comes to showing affection towards people, many dogs are naturals. Now a report in the journal Ecology and Evolution reveals that the remarkable ability to show attachment behavior toward human caregivers also exists in wolves.

The findings were made when scientists at Stockholm University, Sweden, tested 10 wolves and 12 dogs in a behavioral test specifically designed to quantify attachment behaviors in canids. (Canids are members of the Canidae family of carnivorous animats, which includes domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, dingoes, and many other extant and extinct d...     Learn More ››









Adding This Grain to Your Diet Can Help Prevent Diabetes

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:05 PM)

Replacing cereals with quinoa reduces blood glucose spikes after meals.

Eating
quinoa regularly can help to prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the main conclusion of a study directed by Diana Daz Rizzolo, a researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). The study’s findings were recently published in the journal Nutrients.

Quinoa is a pseudocereal that originates from the Andes that has a very high nutritional value. It is exceptionally rich in minerals such as calcium,...     Learn More ››









Shockingly Simple: Drink More Tea To Reduce the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 11:52 AM)

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Drinking plenty of tea may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a study on over a million adults.

Four or more cups of black, green, or oolong tea every day is linked to a 17% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Moderate consumption of black, green, or Oolong tea is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 cohort studies involving more than 1 million adults from eight countries.

The findings suggest that drinking at least four cups of tea a day is associated with a 17% lowe...     Learn More ››









5 Lesser-Known Symptoms of Diabetes You Probably Don’t Know About

  2 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 11:44 AM)

Diagnosing diabetes early is important since it can negatively affect every organ in your body from your kidneys to your heart. One in two people with diabetes dies of cardiovascular disease, showing the impact diabetes has on heart health.

You might be familiar with some of the most common symptoms of diabetes, like increased thirst, urinating more often, increased appetite, and weight changes. However, some signs of diabetes are more subtle, and you might easily miss them. Here are some less obvious signs of diabetes you should know about.

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Exercise may be key to developing treatments for rare movement disorder

  3 months ago (Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 03:42 PM)

Spinal cerebellar ataxia 6 (SCA6) is an inherited neurological condition which has a debilitating impact on motor coordination. Affecting around 1 in 100,000 people, the rarity of SCA6 has seen it attract only limited attention from medical researchers. To date, there is no known cure and only limited treatment options exist.

Now, a team of McGill University researchers specializing in SCA6 and other forms of ataxia, have published findings that not only offer hope for SCA6 sufferers but may also open the way to developing treatments for other movement disorders.

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Aerobic exercise training promising for restoring function in individuals with multiple sclerosis-related thalamic atrophy

  3 months ago (Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 03:30 PM)

New findings support the need to develop randomized controlled trials of aerobic exercise training in the subgroup presenting with biomarker of thalamic atrophy.  









Stopping aspirin when on a blood thinner lowers risk of bleeding, study finds

  3 months ago (Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 03:21 PM)

If you’re already taking one blood thinner, mounting research suggests you might not need to take a second one.

In fact, when patients who are on a commonly prescribed blood thinner stop taking aspirin, their risk of bleeding complications drops significantly, a Michigan Medicine study finds.

Researchers analyzed over 6,700 people treated at anticoagulation clinics across Michigan for venous thromboembolism, or blood clots, as well as atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can cause stroke. Patients were treated with the common blood thinner warfarin but also took aspirin ...     Learn More ››









Fruit, vegetables and exercise can make you happier

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 03:34 PM)

New research led by the University of Kent and University of Reading has found that fruit and vegetable consumption and exercise can increase levels of happiness.

While the link between lifestyle and well-being has been previously documented and often used in public health campaigns to encourage healthier diets and exercise, new findings published by the Journal of Happiness Studies show that there is also a positive causation from lifestyle to life satisfaction.

This research is the first of its kind to unravel the causation of how happiness, the consumption of fruit and vegetables and ...     Learn More ››









Why are young people so miserable?

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 03:28 PM)

Twenty years ago, life satisfaction surveys of those 18 and older showed the highest readings among America's younger and older adults, with those in between struggling with jobs, families, and other cares of middle life. Now, a Harvard-led study examining a dozen measures of well-being show younger adults tallying the lowest scores of any age group.

Tyler VanderWeele, director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science and senior author of the study published in JAMA Psychiatry, said the results reflect not just a longer-standing mental health c...     Learn More ››









Adults show poorer cognition, better well-being with age

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

The young and old could learn a thing or two from each other, at least when it comes to mental health and cognition.

In a new study, published September 12, 2022 in Psychology and Aging, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that healthy older adults show greater mental well-being but poorer cognitive performance than younger adults. The underlying neural mechanisms may inspire new interventions to promote healthy brain function.

"We wanted to better understand the interplay between cognition and mental health across aging, and whether they rely ...     Learn More ››









Excessive smartphone screen time linked to earlier puberty onset

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 03:06 PM)

Exposure to blue light, via regular use of tablets and smartphones, may alter hormone levels and increase the risk of earlier puberty, according to data from a rat study presented today at the 60th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.

Longer duration of blue light exposure was associated with earlier puberty onset in the female rats, which also showed reduced levels of melatonin, increased levels of some reproductive hormones and physical changes in their ovaries. Use of blue light-emitting mobile devices has previously been linked to disrupted sleeping patterns in ...     Learn More ››









Diet could play a role in cognitive function across diverse races and ethnicities

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 03:03 PM)

Dietary choices and their consequences may certainly influence cognitive function. A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system, along with outside collaborators expands on previously published work (focused on Puerto Rican individuals in the U.S.) by including additional races and ethnicities.

The team found that certain plasma metabolites—substances created when the body breaks down food—were associated with global cognitive function scores across the diverse set of races and ethnicities. Their resul...     Learn More ››









Risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease increases by 50-80% in older adults who have had COVID-19

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a substantially higher risk—as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group—of developing Alzheimer's disease within a year, according to a study of more than 6 million patients 65 and older.

In a study published today in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers report that people 65 and older who contracted COVID-19 were more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease in the year following their COVID diagnosis. And the highest risk was observed in women at least 85 years old.

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The impact of stress on your gut

  3 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 08:44 AM)

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Given how closely the gut and brain interact, it might seem obvious that the pair often influence each other. Some people feel nauseated before giving a presentation; others feel intestinal pain during times of stress. In any case, emotional and psychosocial factors play a role in functional gastrointestinal disorders.

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Stress-related symptoms felt in the gastrointestinal tract vary greatly from one person to the next, and treatment can vary as well. For example, one person with gastroesophageal reflux disease might have an occasional, mild burning sensation in the...     Learn More ››

















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