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  • July 7, 2015
  • 09:58 PM
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Autoimmune Antibodies Can Lead To EKG Abnormalities and Ventricular Arrhythmias

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, FAHA Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Professor, Depts of Medicine, Cell Biology and Pharmacology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine, … Continue reading →
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Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, FAHADirector of the Cardiovascular Research Program. (2015) Autoimmune Antibodies Can Lead To EKG Abnormalities and Ventricular Arrhythmias. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 7, 2015
  • 09:27 PM
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Modest Lifestyle Changes May Markedly Reduce Heart Failure Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Liana C. Del Gobbo, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University Boston MA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Del Gobbo: Heart … Continue reading →
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Liana C. Del Gobbo, PhDPostdoctoral Research Fellow. (2015) Modest Lifestyle Changes May Markedly Reduce Heart Failure Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 7, 2015
  • 09:08 PM
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Benzoyl Peroxide May Reduce Risk of P.acnes Infection After Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Paul M. Sethi, MD Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Greenwich, CT MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Sethi: Propionibacterium acnes is one of the most significant pathogens in shoulder surgery; the cost of a single … Continue reading →
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Paul M. Sethi, MD, & Orthopaedic . (2015) Benzoyl Peroxide May Reduce Risk of P.acnes Infection After Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 7, 2015
  • 03:50 PM
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The powerful influence of placebos on the brain

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

The term placebo effect describes an improvement in the condition of a patient after being given a placebo--an inert substance (e.g. sugar pill) the patient expects may hold some benefit for him. The placebo effect has long been recognized as an unavoidable aspect of medical treatment. Physicians before the 1950s often took advantage of this knowledge by giving patients treatments like bread pills or injections of water with the understanding that patients had a tendency to feel better when they........ Read more »

  • July 7, 2015
  • 03:21 PM
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Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Most parents don’t want to think about their children as depressed, but that can be a deadly mistake. Short of clinical diagnosis through cost prohibitive therapy, there is no real way to tell if a child is at risk for depression. However, according to new research from Binghamton University , how much a child’s pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years.... Read more »

  • July 7, 2015
  • 12:47 PM
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I Caught a Fish With a Snake Inside, is it Safe to Eat? Turning Citizen Science into Publications.

by David Steen in Living Alongside Wildlife

While filleting a bass I found a dead snake inside, when the fish was caught it was a healthy fighting fish. My question is: Is it safe to eat the fish? Thanks,

Ron



    You better believe that this e-mail caught my attention. It reminded me of this letter about whether it was safe to eat a fish that had been bitten by a Cottonmouth. In that case, I probably would not eat the fish. But, I did... Read more »

R. Arbaugh, T. Arbaugh., & D. A. Steen. (2015) Nerodia fasciata (Southern Watersnake). Predation. Herpetological Review. info:/

  • July 7, 2015
  • 11:31 AM
  • 92 views

Weirdo Deep-Sea Anemone Kills a Giant Worm, Goes for a Walk

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



If you already think everything at the bottom of the ocean is slightly terrifying, Iosactis vagabunda won't change your mind. It's transparent, can tunnel underground, and hunts animals 15 times its size. And scientists are now realizing that there might be way, way more of these roaming killers than they'd previously thought.

Iosactis vagabunda lives on the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, a seabed southwest of Ireland that ranges from 4,000 to nearly 5,000 meters deep. The species was alread........ Read more »

  • July 7, 2015
  • 11:16 AM
  • 111 views

Brain Deficits in Visual Hallucinations

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

One the early things I was taught in my neuroscience training was that new-onset visual hallucinations need to be assessed for medical or "organic causes".Auditory hallucinations were felt to be more characteristic of schizophrenia.One medical disorder linked to visual hallucinations is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). DLB is second to Alzheimer's disease in producing neurodegenerative dementia. Visual hallucinations is a hallmark of DLB and is found in up to 70% of clinical samples with th........ Read more »

Heitz C, Noblet V, Cretin B, Philippi N, Kremer L, Stackfleth M, Hubele F, Armspach JP, Namer I, & Blanc F. (2015) Neural correlates of visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies. Alzheimer's research , 7(1), 6. PMID: 25717349  

  • July 7, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
  • 59 views

Is Your Tech Working for You? Accuracy of Activity Trackers

by Rodney Steadman in Gravity's Pull

Two studies that investigate the effectiveness of activity trackers.... Read more »

  • July 7, 2015
  • 08:04 AM
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Just two questions predict how well a pilot will handle an emergency

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Human error is now the leading cause of plane crashes, and one of the principal factors that provokes pilots to make mistakes is stress. Some pilots cope heroically in the face of stress, such as Chesley Sullenberger who steered his plane and passengers to safety, landing on the Hudson river after a double engine failure. Others fare less well, with sometimes fatal results. Knowing in advance how pilots will respond to stressful situations is therefore of paramount of importance to flight safety........ Read more »

Vine, S., Uiga, L., Lavric, A., Moore, L., Tsaneva-Atanasova, K., & Wilson, M. (2014) Individual reactions to stress predict performance during a critical aviation incident. Anxiety, Stress, , 28(4), 467-477. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2014.986722  

  • July 7, 2015
  • 07:15 AM
  • 45 views

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Many Patients With Insomnia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jason Ong, Ph.D., CBSM Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Program Rush University Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Insomnia is … Continue reading →
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Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D, & Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. (2015) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Many Patients With Insomnia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 7, 2015
  • 06:57 AM
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Key Study Shifts Focus To Smooth Muscle Cells In Atherosclerotic Heart Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Owens: The leading cause of death in the USA and worldwide … Continue reading →
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Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. (2015) Key Study Shifts Focus To Smooth Muscle Cells In Atherosclerotic Heart Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 7, 2015
  • 06:02 AM
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5 Ways To Connect Science And Spirituality

by Pieter Carriere in United Academics

To assess the value of spirituality, this article aims to give a clear, imaginable and humble impression of spirituality research. It describes research of spiritual practices, which are practiced by people of multiple religious affiliations and even by irreligious people.... Read more »

Gothe N, Pontifex MB, Hillman C, & McAuley E. (2013) The acute effects of yoga on executive function. Journal of physical activity , 10(4), 488-95. PMID: 22820158  

Vickhoff, B., Malmgren, H., Åström, R., Nyberg, G., Ekström, S., Engwall, M., Snygg, J., Nilsson, M., & Jörnsten, R. (2013) Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00334  

Friese M, Schweizer L, Arnoux A, Sutter F, & Wänke M. (2014) Personal prayer counteracts self-control depletion. Consciousness and cognition, 90-5. PMID: 25277947  

  • July 7, 2015
  • 05:25 AM
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Sick leave and income levels for parents of children with autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Parents of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] living in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006 were more likely to be on sick leave, not in the labor force, or earning low income when compared to parents who did not have a child with ASD and these results remained after adjusting for familial socioeconomic factors and parental psychiatric care."That was the rather grim conclusion reached by Miranda McEvilly and colleagues [1] (open-access) following their analysis of families taking........ Read more »

  • July 6, 2015
  • 08:38 PM
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Rosacea May Be Linked To Skin and Thyroid Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wen-Qing Li Ph.D Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous … Continue reading →
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Wen-Qing Li Ph.D, & Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School. (2015) Wen-Qing Li Ph.D Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 6, 2015
  • 04:27 PM
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Diabetic Macular Edema Linked To Hyperlipidemia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Ruth Hogg, Lecturer Centre for Experimental Medicine (formerly Centre for Vision and Vascular Science) Institute of Clinical Science Block Belfast Northern Ireland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Dr Ruth Hogg, Lecturer, & Centre for Experimental Medicine. (2015) Diabetic Macular Edema Linked To Hyperlipidemia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 6, 2015
  • 02:45 PM
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Link between autoimmune diseases, medications, and a dangerous heart condition

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study with international collaborators identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain anti-histamine or anti-depressant medications. Dr. Boutjdir is also director of the Cardiac Research Program at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System.... Read more »

Yue, Y., Castrichini, M., Srivastava, U., Fabris, F., Shah, K., Li, Z., Qu, Y., El-Sherif, N., Zhou, Z., January, C.... (2015) Pathogenesis of the Novel Autoimmune-Associated Long QT Syndrome. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.009800  

  • July 6, 2015
  • 02:22 PM
  • 141 views

Restraint and confinement still an everyday practice in mental health settings

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Providers of mental-health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric hospital patients, a practice which can cause harm to both patients and care facilities, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that almost one in four psychiatric patients in Ontario hospitals are restrained using control interventions, such as chairs that prevent rising, wrist restraints, seclusion rooms or acute con........ Read more »

Mah, T., Hirdes, J., Heckman, G., & Stolee, P. (2015) Use of control interventions in adult in-patient mental health services. Healthcare Management Forum, 28(4), 139-145. DOI: 10.1177/0840470415581230  

  • July 6, 2015
  • 02:10 PM
  • 38 views

Women With Epilepsy At Much High Risk Of Death During Delivery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sarah C. MacDonald, BS Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?Response: Approximately 0.3-0.5% of all pregnancies are in women with epilepsy. While individual studies … Continue reading →
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Sarah C. MacDonald, BSHarvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. (2015) Women With Epilepsy At Much High Risk Of Death During Delivery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 6, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
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Brain Activity of Passengers on Terrifying Flight Sheds Light on Trauma Memory

by amikulak in Daily Observations

Neuroimaging data collected from a group of passengers who thought they were going to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean in the summer of […]... Read more »

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