Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans. The study has been published in the journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The results show that tularemia may become increasingly common in the future in high-latitude regions. As the average
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Two-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organization ReachOut describes as “worrying.” Research shows high levels of exam stress can interfere with attention and reduce working memory, leading to lower performance. Early experiences of anxiety and stress can also set a precedent for mental-health problems in adulthood. But how we
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In recent decades, scientists have learned a great deal about how different neurons connect and send signals to each other. But it’s been difficult to trace the activity of individual nerve fibers known as axons, some of which can extend from the tip of the toe to the head. Understanding these connections is important for
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Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. In a study that will appear in the November 1st print issue of Biological Psychiatry, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report that mindfulness meditation appears to help extinguish fearful associations. A common way to treat
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(HealthDay)—Many studies have shown that a stable and happy marriage is good for the health of both partners, increasing longevity. But did you know that there’s also a link between one spouse’s happiness and the health of the other? Building on the idea that a happy person is often a healthy person, researchers from Michigan
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Outer retinal band (ORB) integrity and outer retinal thickness as they appear on OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) have been studied extensively due to their diagnostic value. They are predictive of visual outcome in many retinal diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or retinal degeneration. Despite the common use of various animal
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Researchers may have found a way to press pause on spinal disc injuries, giving doctors more time to treat them before worse issues develop. The Penn Medicine-led team discovered that cells in the outer region of spinal discs become stressed and kick off a subpar healing process after injuries, which researchers then found can temporarily
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(HealthDay)—Unselected, multigene testing for all patients with breast cancer would be cost-effective in the United Kingdom and the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in JAMA Oncology. Li Sun, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and colleagues examined lifetime costs and effects for high-risk BRCA1/BRCA2/PALB2 (multigene) testing of
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Patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation, reports a study published on World Mental Health Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). ‘Heart patients living with depression are more likely to feel despondent and hopeless, which reduces
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Like many 10-year-olds, Lara Asch loved burgers and fries, pasta and pizza. Although she was staying active with gym classes at school, plus tennis and dance, her body began to show signs she may not be healthy. “My stomach was getting bigger and I just wasn’t comfortable with that,” she said. Lara’s parents, both cardiologists,
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