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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:02:25 EDT
Cold weather linked to increased stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients
Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may be an underrated issue for health that deserves more attention.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:02:19 EDT
Recruitment of leukocytes is a hallmark of stent thrombosis
Recruitment of leukocytes is a hallmark of stent thrombosis, according to new results. The findings suggest that immune cell mediated thrombotic processes may be a realistic target for novel therapies to prevent stent thrombosis.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:02:15 EDT
Cold weather associated with higher risk of severe heart attack
Cold weather is associated with a higher risk of severe heart attack, according to new research. The six year study found that each 10°C drop in temperature was associated with a 7% increased risk of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe form of heart attack.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:38:21 EDT
Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse
To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Intervention programs for moms at-risk, therefore, should focus on bolstering mothers' self-confidence -- not just teach parenting skills, the researchers said.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:38:19 EDT
Borderline personality traits linked to lowered empathy
Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research indicates that this may have to do with lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in individuals with borderline personality traits.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:38:17 EDT
Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forests
Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a new study has found. Without informed management, some forests could convert to shrublands or grasslands within the coming decades.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:38:15 EDT
Can you avoid hangovers after heavy drinking?
Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new research.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:37:07 EDT
Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can recover
Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4,000 patients.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:37:05 EDT
Pollution and weather influence outcomes after heart attack
Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new research.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:37:03 EDT
Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism
Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research.
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