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'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time
August 29, 2016 - For people with nearsightedness myopia , the lens doesn t compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The results add a new piece of evidence to a longstanding debate as to how or whether the lens or other eye structure ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 29
Use it or lose it: UMD study shows that stopping exercise decreases brain bloo...
We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains New research led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers examined cerebral blood flow in healthy, physically fit older adults ages 50-80 years before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found a signif ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 29
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Backward Semantic Inhibition in Toddlers Janette Chow, Anne M. Aimola Davies, Luis J. Fuentes, and Kim Plunkett Studies in adults have suggested that backward inhibition , or inhibition of an initial stimulus, occurs when the next stimulus belongs to a different category of semantic representation e.g., switching from the word 8220 dog 8221 to the word 8220 sea 8221 . Backward inhibition lea ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Aug 29
Back to School is a Trusting Time
It s back to school time -- time for our children to establish new routines, connect with old friends or make new ones, meet new teachers, and perhaps even begin in a new school. Engaging in these new situations requires trust, at least initially, which can be challenging for both kids and parents. Trust is not absolute, it is circumstantial. How do we know that trust varies depending on the circumstances Think about the people you would say you trust abso ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Aug 28
Illusion of Choice: The Myth of Free Will
Before we begin I want you to wink. Did you choose to wink your left or your right eye Or did you choose at all If I asked you to explain the sequence of events that led to your wink you would likely tell me that you first heard and understood my request, then chose the eye that you were going to wink, and finally told your eyelid to close and open. The continuity of this reasoning is very pleasing to your sense of self because it reinforces the notion of ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Aug 28
Traffic accidents increased by 50 percent in patients with implantable cardiov...
Rome, Italy - 28 Aug 2016 The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50 in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator ICD compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 Driving after ICD implantation is an area of great debate and concern for both doctors and patients, said lead author Dr Jenny Bjerre, a physician at Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Aug 28
Mediterranean diet associated with lower risk of death in cardiovascular disea...
Rome, Italy - 28 Aug 2016 The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational Moli-sani study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 The Mediterranean diet is widely recognised as one of the healthier nutrition habits in the world, said Professor Giovanni de Gaetano, head of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Aug 28
Sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy rarely associated with exercise
Rome, Italy - 28 Aug 2016 Sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy HCM is rarely associated with exercise, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro, a cardiologist at St George s University of London, UK.1 Nearly 80 of patients in the study had no symptoms and only one in five had been diagnosed with HCM before their death. Dr Finocchiaro said HCM is an inherited heart muscle disease with variab ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Aug 28
For Those With Alzheimer’s, a Place to Remember
Alzheimer s disease slowly and invariably steals a person s past. But we may be able to create environments that help people remember. I recently visited a space designed to bring old memories to mind. In Aarhus, Denmark, there is a museum called Den Gamle By The Old Town . Buildings from different time periods are preserved in Den Gamle By some date from hundreds of years in the past. Not only does the Old Town preserve old buildings, it is also a living ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 27
ESC and EACTS launch first collaborative atrial fibrillation guidelines
Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016 The first European Society of Cardiology ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery EACTS are published online today in European Heart Journal 1 and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery , and on the ESC Website.2 These are the first guidelines to target every atrial fibrillation specialist, said Dr Stefano Benussi Switzerland , Task Force Co ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Aug 27
ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias launched today
Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016 European Society of Cardiology ESC and European Atherosclerosis Society EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias are published online today in European Heart Journal 1 and on the ESC Website.2 Cardiovascular disease CVD kills over four million people in Europe each year. At least 80 of CVD could be prevented by eliminating health risk behaviours. Lipids are probably the most fundamental risk factor for CVD, said Profess ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Aug 27
ESC launches novel paper on tackling cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies
Rome, Italy - 27 Aug 2016 The European Society of Cardiology has launched a novel position paper, under the auspices of its Committee for Practice Guidelines, on tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies. The cardio-oncology paper is published online today in European Heart Journal 1 and on the ESC Website.2 Professor Patrizio Lancellotti Belgium , Task Force Co-Chairperson, said The good news is that cancer treatment has improved and more pati ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Aug 27
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