Health Problems

A vascular fountain of youth

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States among men and women, and the number one risk factor is age. In large part, this is because of the damage that occurs in our blood vessels as we grow older. But what if you could turn back your circulatory system’s clock? Georgia […]

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Food insecurity linked with low self-esteem in children: Study

Children in households with uncertain access to nutritious food are twice as likely to have low self-esteem and less likely to believe they can make healthy choices, new research shows. Uncertain access to enough food can starve a child’s self-esteem and confidence in making healthy life choices, new research shows. Children living in households with […]

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Acetaminophen can reduce positive empathy for others

A new study by an Ohio University faculty member showed that acetaminophen limited positive empathy a person has for others while taking it. The study, titled “A Social Analgesic? Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Reduces Positive Empathy” was conducted by Visiting Assistant Professor Dominik Mischkowski. In the study, 114 participants were either given 1000 milligrams of acetaminophen or […]

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A new method to show neural representations

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid report a new method for graphic representation of neurons that visualizes the data developed by neuroscientists. A team of researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and the Cajal Institute (IC) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has published the results in Frontiers […]

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Do you comfort eat when you are blue?

A team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) School of Medicine and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) has found that people who are depressed are at higher risk of weight gain. Gaining weight puts them at risk of other health problems later in life including heart disease and metabolic syndrome. […]