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Societies detail treatment for patients with ventricular arrhythmias
The American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society, today published new guidelines for the treatment of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Ventricular arrhythmias are an abnormal heartbeat arising from the heart s lower chambers, or ventricles. This condition can lead to cardiac arrest, which, in turn, results in sudden cardiac death if the abnormal rhyth ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Food should be marketed as a 'meal' rather than a 'snack' to avoid overeating
Marketing food as a snack leads to increased consumption and continued overeating, a new study in the journal Appetite reports. In the first ever study of its kind, Professor Jane Ogden and her researchers from the University of Surrey examined the impact of labelling food products as snacks or meals . During this innovative investigation, eighty participants were asked to eat a pasta pot which was either labelled as a snack or a meal. Each pot was present ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
To Focus Attention, Think On Your Feet, Not Your Seat
Standing desks, often satirized as a new age workplace phenomenon, have been linked to a range of health benefits, including decreased blood sugar, back pain and fatigue. And new research published in Psychological Science suggests that staying on your feet may not just be good for your heart, but also for your mind. Although dual-tasking may seem like second nature to most of us, researchers have been split on whether or not standing serves as a distracti ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 30
Inside the Psychologist’s Studio with Lila Gleitman
APS Mentor Award Recipient Lila R. Gleitman s research on developmental psycholinguistics has won international recognition and fostered our understanding of children s innate language acquisition abilities. Her work has helped explain how young children identify verb meanings and process sentences, why verbs are learned more slowly than nouns, and how deaf children create communications that reflect the same structure found in spoken language. In this ins ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 30
Motorcycles Are Missed Because Drivers Aren’t Looking for Them
In Australia, a motorcyclist is 30 times more likely to be killed on the road than a car driver, despite there being many fewer motorcycles on the road and the average motorcyclist spending 1 of the number of hours on the road as the average car driver. When asked to recall a motorcycle accident, participants in a study by the Australian National University in Canberra would typically reply, Which one They happen almost daily. These drivers were being test ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 30
Novel therapies for multidrug-resistant bacteria
Scientists at the University of Surrey in collaboration with research partners at the University of Sheffield and University of W 252 rzburg, Germany, have developed novel antimicrobials, which could be used to treat infections, caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. During this innovative study published in PLOS One , researchers found that novel classes of compounds, such as metal-complexes, can be used as alternatives to or to supplement traditional an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Scientists discover new gene associated with debilitating lung disease
Health scientists at the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham have heralded the discovery of a gene associated with lung fibrosis as a potential new avenue of treatment for further research into this terrible disease. The breakthrough is announced in a paper published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine . Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a debilitating lung disease, affecting 6,000 new people each year, where scarring fibrosis of the lun ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
ESMO calls for cancer-specific targets to be included in NCDs' global and nati...
Lugano, Oct. 23, 2017 - ESMO, the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology, was present at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases NCDs 1 that finished last Friday in Montevideo, Uruguay. From 18 to 20 October 2017, Heads of State, Ministers, top WHO and UN officials, as well as NGOs and other stakeholders, attended the forum hosted by the President of Uruguay with the aim of enhancing policy coherence in order to attai ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes-related aut...
AURORA, Colo. October 23, 2017 - Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study published this week in the journal Diabetes . The study s lead author, Jill Norris, MPH, PhD, of the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz, and her co-authors examined the association between vitamin D levels in the blood an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Better food choices near schools for healthier teeth
There s something endearing about the crooked, gapped-tooth smiles of children whose permanent teeth are coming in. While it s normal for adult teeth to show up at very different times, should we expect the same good oral health conditions for all children at all times In Qu 233 bec there has been no impact study on oral health promotion since provincial guidelines were published in 2005. A team of Montr 233 al researchers, including Dr. Tracie Barnett of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Trial shows drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity
A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to new research. On average, people lost 5kg 11lbs over a 12 week period after receiving weekly doses of semaglutide, a compound currently being developed as a treatment for Diabetes. Most of the weight loss came from a reduction in body fat, researchers at the University of Leeds found after reviewing its effect ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
After skyrocketing, opioid abuse plateaus but remains too high, national analy...
BOSTON - While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY reg 2017 annual meeting. More than 13 percent of Americans 12 and older - nearly 1 in 7 - have abused prescription opioids at some point in their lives, researchers determined after analyzing the latest data from the National Survey on Drug U ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
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