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Alternatives to Hysterectomy Underutilized

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University of Michigan-led study of nearly 3,400 women in Michigan showed that one in five who underwent a hysterectomy may not have needed it. An estimated one in three women in the U.S. will have had a hysterectomy by the age of 60. Researchers found that although the numbers of hysterectomies are decreasing, nearly 18 percent of hysterectomies that were done for benign indications were unnecessary, and a pathology analysis for nearly two in five ...

Teens Overestimate Peers' Sex, Drugs Involvement

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Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors to conform to social norms that do not exist, according to a new study conducted at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Stanford. Researchers examined the perceptions and behaviors of 235 10th grade participants at a suburban, middle-income high school. They found that levels of sexual and ...

Risk of Heart Disease Could be Lowered With Daily Avocado

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One avocado in your daily diet can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, as avocados are known to be a nutrient-dense food, high in monounsaturated fatty acids, claims a new study. Previous studies have suggested that avocados are a cholesterol-lowering food, but this is the first study - to the researchers' knowledge - to look at health implications of avocados beyond monounsaturated fatty acids. Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor ...

People Use Facial Expression to Help Recall an Emotion

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People use facial expression to help recall an emotion, for example, re-enactment of a smile helps in remembering a smile, according to a study published in Acta Psychologica. SISSA researcher, Jenny Baumeister said, "In order to process an emotion people first reproduce the facial movements of the expression induced by that emotion. In practice, if people watch someone smiling, they tend to smile as well in order to appreciate what that person was feeling." Researchers ...

Beethoven's Renowned Work Inspired by His 'Irregular Heartbeat'

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Ludwig van Beethoven composed some of the most famous work of all time by following his 'irregular heartbeat', according to a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Washington. The researcher team that includes a cardiologist, medical historian, and musicologist analyzed rhythmic patterns of several of Beethoven's compositions for clues of cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular ...

More Than 33 Percent Brits Take Just 4 Baths a Year

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More than one third of Brits are known to take just four baths and 227 showers a year, reveals a new survey. According to the survey by hotel booking site LateRooms.com to mark Bubble Bath Day, thirty-five per cent of the UK admit to taking up to just four annual baths, with 47 percent saying two of those are while staying in a hotel, the Mirror reported. The dirtiest Brits can be found in the south-west, who take the fewest showers per year - just 208 ...

High-Affinity Dimeric Inhibitors Designed to Interfere Between Inhibitory Receptors

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The brain has Gephyrin, a central scaffolding protein for inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors. A neurotransmitter receptor is a membrane receptor protein, activated by a neurotransmitter. A membrane protein interacts with the phospholipid bilayer that encloses the cell and a membrane receptor protein interacts with a chemical in the cells external environment, which binds to the cell. Membrane receptor proteins, in neuronal and glial cells, ...

How Men, Women Differ When It Comes to 'jealousy' Revealed

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Women and men feel differently when it comes to feeling jealous or upset about sexual infidelity and emotional infidelity, says a new study. Chapman University conducted the largest study to date on infidelity on nearly 64,000 Americans, and found that while heterosexual men were more likely than heterosexual women to be most upset by sexual infidelity (54 percent of men vs. 35 percent of women) and less likely than heterosexual women to be most upset by emotional ...

Gut Bacteria can Help Battle Autoimmune Diseases

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Gut bacteria that aids in the digestion of beer and bread can also help in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's disease, reveals a new study. Bacteria that have evolved to help us digest the yeast that give beer and bread their bubbles could support the development of new treatments to help people fight off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's disease. The study by scientists from Newcastle University ...

Right Types of Carbohydrates

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Eating the right carbohydrates is the golden secret to good health. Instead of a no-carb diet choose the right ones that rub the goodness of carbohydrates on your energy levels, appetite and mood.

A-type Lamins Intervene When Chromatin is Targeted

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Regulation of gene activity is mainly concerned with nuclear organization. The associations of the regulatory regions of the genome with the nuclear lamina have been identified. Information about these lamina-associated domains (LADs) directed to the nuclear lamina is sparse. Chromosomal insertion site system was used to identify small sequences from borders of fibroblast-specific variable LADs that are sufficient to target these ectopic ...

First Swine Flu Death in 2015 Confirmed by Delhi Health Department

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The first death from swine flu infection in the national capital for the year 2015 is a 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar. The woman died on Tuesday. There are 22 persons currently suffering from the virus, including eight fresh cases reported yesterday, says the national capital's health department. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda has asked the people not to panic. He said hospitals are fully equipped to deal with swine flu. The health ...

Mind-Body Connection Not a One-Way Street

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Our mind is in control of what our body does, is what we think. However, scientific evidence reveals conversations between mind and body is a two way road, where the body is an integral part of how we think. Prof. Sian Beilock, in her book 'How the Body Knows Its Mind', provides scientific evidence of the body's influence on our psyche. Beilock, a leading expert on the brain science behind human performance, believes the body-mind connection starts early. "Movement ...

Cultural Acceptance of Organ Donation in India

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There are two aspects to the cultural acceptance of organ donation in India: public acceptance and professional acceptance. Both are current impediments to widespread knowledge about organ donation and deceased donor transplantation in India today, but these impediments are surmountable. There are many advantages of a href="http:www.medindia.net/medical-quiz/quiz-on-organ-donation-and-transplantation.asp" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" alt="Take ...

Genetic Analysis in Kindergarteners to Prevent Behavioral Problems

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Behavioural problems in children is addressed by early intervention. Identifying sources of variation in intervention effects can suggest means to improve efficiency. Psychopathology is the study of mental illness or mental distress or the manifestation of behaviours and experiences, which indicates mental illness or psychological impairment. Genome is one potential source of such variation. The fast track randomised control trial, 10 year long intervention ...

Fight Against Ebola Lacks Coordination: New UN Mission Chief

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The UN's new mission chief on Ebola condemns "a problem of coordination" in the fightback against Ebola. The three west African countries worst hit by the epidemic should be leading the response against the killer virus, he added. "The governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the ones who are driving... this is about their people, this is about the fate of their countries, we should acknowledge that national leadership," said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, ...

Dengue and Dengue Fever

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Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease similar to malaria, which may be characterized by a drop in the blood platelet count. Aedes mosquito that causes dengue, bites during daytime unlike in malaria.

New Health Policy is Launched by Religare to Cover Maternity and New Born Baby

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Religare Health Insurance has announced a new health insurance policy "Joy" that will cover maternity and the new born. The plan has the shortest waiting period of nine months for maternity related insurance which will include the pre-natal and post-natal periods. There is a pre-hospitalization cover of 30 days and post hospitalization cover for 60 days. The policy will cover medical expenses of the new born from birth till 90 days. This plan offers a No Claim Bonanza ...

Paul Ryan Calls Obamacare Dysfunctional

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Gallup - which is a respected survey organization, indicates that under The Affordable Care Act- the number of insured Americans has increased by more than 10 million. On the other hand to believe the likes of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who states that the law isbeyond repairand backs that up with manifestly bogus and dishonest assertions? The Affordable Care Act has accomplished one of its goals which was to increase the percentage ...

Two Novel Drugs to Treat Celiac Disease

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The current standard treatment of care for celiac disease involves a gluten free diet (GFD) and there are no pharmacological treatments. In severe cases, steroids and immunosuppressants are used to reduce symptoms targeting approximately 5% of the celiac disease patient population. Alba/Teva's larazotide acetate and Alvine/AbbVie's latiglutenase, are the drugs which are anticipated to be launched in the US and the five European countries (France, Germany, ...

Europe's Human Rights Court Will Decide Whether a Man in Vegetative State Should be Taken Off Life Support

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On Wednesday, Europe's human rights court was to weigh whether a man in a vegetative state should be taken off life support in a case that has torn his family apart and ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France. Vincent Lambert, 38, was severely brain damaged and quadriplegic as a result of a 2008 road accident. For months he has been at the center of a judicial drama over his right to die. In line with a 2005 passive euthanasia law in France which allows treatment ...

Reflecting Upon the Breakup Incident Helps One to Move on

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Reflecting upon the breakup incident can actually speed up the emotional recovery process, according to Grace Larson of Northwestern University and David Sbarra of the University of Arizona. Researchers studied divorce and breakups for years using longitudinal, multi-method designs. At the same time they wanted to study whether these research techniques on their own were affecting the study participants. Individuals who had experienced a non-marital breakup within ...

Cocoa Flavanols Maintain Cognitive Health

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A diet rich in cocoa flavanols, can play an important role in maintaining cognitive health as people age, according to researchers from Italy's University of L'Aquila. Lead author Dr. Giovambattista Desideri said, "The results of this study are encouraging as they support the idea that diet plays a role in maintaining cognitive health." Researchers conducted two studies to investigate the effects cocoa flavanols have on the brain. During the first ...

A Small Bowl of Oatmeal a Day is the Secret to a Longer Life

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Eating whole grain foods can cut your risk of premature death by 9 percent and eating a small bowl of oatmeal may be the secret to a longer life, according to Harvard University researchers. Researchers reviewed two large studies that followed more than 100,000 people who were periodically quizzed about what they ate and how they lived for more than 14 years. I found that the people who ate at least 33 grams of whole grains daily, equivalent to a bowl of oatmeal, ...