When you are faced with a choice — say, whether to have ice cream or chocolate cake for dessert — sets of brain cells just above your eyes fire as you weigh your options. Animal studies have shown that each option activates a distinct set of neurons in the brain. The more enticing the offer,
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Intelligence can be defined as the general cognitive problem-solving skills embedded in the nature of a person. These skills are applied in calculation, reasoning, learning, and the perception of different phenomena including relationships. Albert Einstein was considered as one of the most brilliant minds in the universe due to his IQ score of 160. According to
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Computer scientists from Duke University and Harvard University have joined with physicians from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Wisconsin to develop a machine learning model that can predict which patients are most at risk of having destructive seizures after suffering a stroke or other brain injury. A point system they’ve developed helps determine
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Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple lifesaving tasks, a UVA Health physician says. UVA emergency medicine physician William J. Brady, MD, co-authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that highlights a few steps anyone
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Future cardiac outcomes can be predicted by signs of cardiac stress that appear in the blood in response to exercise, Emory cardiologists report. The results were published Wed Dec 4 in JAMA Cardiology. Identifying patients with otherwise stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are high-risk and would benefit from more intense or invasive interventions is
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A clear link between periodontis, calcification of the carotid artery and heart disease has been identified by Malmö University researchers. Consequently, researchers are stressing the importance for dental and health care services to work more closely together. The research, conducted by doctoral student Viveca Wallin Bengtsson, forms part of the Swedish National Study on Aging
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Curtin University researchers have found insufficient evidence to suggest that falling pregnant again within six months of giving birth is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes. The research, published in Annals of Epidemiology, examined data from more than 100,000 mothers in Western Australia who gave birth between January 1, 1980 and December 31,
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Although colorectal cancer is associated with obesity, it is unclear if weight loss surgery impacts the incidence of these tumors. Results from a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer suggest that the risk of colon cancer may be increased in individuals who have undergone such surgery. In the population-based study of 502,772
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By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease might someday help save many thousands more. Though expert guidelines vary, generally women are advised to have a mammogram every year or two starting at age 40 or 50. Nearly 40 million
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(HealthDay)—The turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table may look tempting, but if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) you should proceed with caution, experts say. GERD is often called chronic heartburn or acid reflux. “When it comes to what we eat and drink over the holidays, it is
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