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Get That Song Out of Your Head by Engaging in a (Not Too Tricky) Task

You just heard the opening bars to Gangnam Style, and that’s all it took. Now, you’re walking down the street with PSY in your brain and you can’t get it out. You have an important presentation in ten minutes. What …

Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes …

Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has found that small strokes, also known as “silent” strokes, can lead to Parkinson’s disease. While the symptoms of a severe stroke are immediate and apparent, a silent stroke can often show no outward symptoms. The link …

Stroke Treatment Reveals Targets For Better Recovery

A new study has identified mechanisms responsible for regenerating blood vessels in the brain. The research could improve recoveries for stroke patients and lead to better overall outcomes. The study, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, shows …

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new …

Flu: One-Time, “Universal” Vaccine Could Soon be a Reality

A new process to make a one-time, “universal” flu vaccine has been developed by Georgia State and South Korean researchers. The vaccine should be able to learn to recognize any type of flu virus, instead of current methods, which create …

HIV Patients Hospitalized Less Since the Advent of Antiretrovirals
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A new study has shown that people with HIV are hospitalized “significantly” less than they were before the advent of antiretroviral drug therapy (cART). The study looked at HIV patients in Ontario, Canada, using data from the Institute for Clinical …

Weight Loss Through Aerobics More Effective Than Resistance Training, Shows Study
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A new study shows that aerobic exercises are more effective at burning fat than resistance training or a combination of resistance and aerobic training. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, analyzed the body composition of overweight or …

Colon Cancer Cells “Two-Faced,” Shows Study

A new study has revealed a group of colon cancer cells that can either suppress or promote tumor growth. Researchers stated that these “two-faced” cells are a subset of T-regulatory (Treg) cells that are known to suppress immune response. The …

Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Restore Brain Cell Memory
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A new study has shown that a drug intended to treat diabetes could restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated that a drug named AC253, which never made it …

Cholesterol and Obesity in Kids Linked to Bedroom TV Viewing
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A new study has shown a correlation between kids who have TVs in their bedroom and childhood obesity. Previous studies have shown that poor TV viewing habits during childhood carry on into adulthood, leading to obesity and elevated total cholesterol. …

Cancer Treatment Could Help Against “Aggressive” Leukemia

A new study has found that combining ibrutinib and rituximab could help cancer patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The results of the study were presented this week at the 54th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). …

Diabetes Patients Have Extreme Heart Risks, Shows Audit

The National Diabetes Audit by the U.K.’s National Health Service has just released some stark statistics on the effects of diabetes. One of the most dismal statistics shows that people with diabetes are 65% more likely to have heart failure …

Diabetes Drugs: Coffee Could Reduce Type 2 Risk
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A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information of Coffee (ISIC) shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day could lower a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. During the 2012 World Congress on Prevention …

Chemotherapy May Cause Memory and Concentration Difficulties, Shows Study
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According to new research, Chemotherapy can induce changes in patient brains, affecting their concentration and memory. Dubbed “chemo brain,” the physiological effects were detected by researchers using PET/CT scans. “The chemo brain phenomenon is described as ‘mental fog’ and ‘loss …

Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents Facebook Confirms That College Kids Don’t Want to Friend Their Parents
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Drunken photos, vulgar status updates, check-ins at places they’re not supposed to be – any and all of these things likely deter millions of college and post-college aged kids from choosing to friend their parents on Facebook. Sure, you could …

Cancer Treatment Uses Rice Bran to Prevent Colon Cancer

A new study hopes to show that rice bran offers “promising” cancer prevention properties. A clinical trial is currently testing rice bran’s effectiveness in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer. “While I have been trained as a molecular toxicologist, I …

Study: Nose Shows Lying By its Temperature
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A new study has identified a “Pinocchio effect” that can be used to tell if a person is lying. Though the nose of fibbers doesn’t actually grow, the temperature rises around the nose and the orbital muscle in the inner …

Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver

A new study has moved forward with a drug that could target a newly-identified breast cancer driver. Breast cancers are defined and treated according to their hormonal drivers, of which the most common are estrogen, progesterone, and HER2. Androgen receptors …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study
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A new study has shown that a common diabetes medication may be useful in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. The study, published in the journal CANCER, showed that patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin tended …

Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study
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A new study suggests that isolation can result in reduced production of myelin – a protective nerve fiber – and could contribute to developing mental illness. Myelin acts as an “insulating material” around the areas of nerve cells that send …