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Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

Everything we do — all of our movements, thoughts and feelings — are the result of neurons talking with one another, and recent studies have suggested that some of the conversations might not be all that private. Brain cells known as astrocytes may be listening in on, or even participating in, some of those discussions. But a new mouse study suggests that astrocytes might only be tuning in part of the time — specifically, when the neurons get really excited about something. Continue reading

Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

Everything we do — all of our movements, thoughts and feelings — are the result of neurons talking with one another, and recent studies have suggested that some of the conversations might not be all that private. Brain cells known as astrocytes may be listening in on, or even participating in, some of those discussions. Continue reading

Using video surveillance to measure peoples’ hand washing habits

Using video surveillance to measure peoples’ hand washing habits

One of the best defenses against infectious disease is one of the most simple — hand washing. Continue reading

Using video surveillance to measure peoples’ hand washing habits

Using video surveillance to measure peoples’ hand washing habits

One of the best defenses against infectious disease is one of the most simple — hand washing. Still, despite years of global public awareness campaigns, hand washing rates remain low. Continue reading

Prolonged, heavy bleeding during menopause is common

Prolonged, heavy bleeding during menopause is common

Women going through menopause most likely think of it as the time for an end to predictable monthly periods. Researchers at the University of Michigan say it’s normal, however, for the majority of them to experience an increase in the amount and duration of bleeding episodes, which may occur at various times throughout the menopausal transition. The researchers from the U-M School of Public Health and U-M Health System offer the first long-term study of bleeding patterns in women of multiple race/ethnicities who were going through menopause Continue reading

Lashing out at your spouse? Check your blood sugar

Lashing out at your spouse? Check your blood sugar

Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals. In a 21-day study, researchers found that levels of blood glucose in married people, measured each night, predicted how angry they would be with their spouse that evening. At the end of the 21 days, people who had generally lower levels of glucose were willing to blast their spouses with unpleasant noises at a higher volume and for a longer time than those who had higher glucose levels Continue reading

Lashing out at your spouse? Check your blood sugar

Lashing out at your spouse? Check your blood sugar

Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals. In a 21-day study, researchers found that levels of blood glucose in married people, measured each night, predicted how angry they would be with their spouse that evening. At the end of the 21 days, people who had generally lower levels of glucose were willing to blast their spouses with unpleasant noises at a higher volume and for a longer time than those who had higher glucose levels. Continue reading

Babies prefer fairness — but only if it benefits them — in choosing a playmate

Babies prefer fairness — but only if it benefits them — in choosing a playmate

A couple of years ago a University of Washington researcher who studies how children develop social behaviors like kindness and generosity noticed something odd. Continue reading

Babies prefer fairness — but only if it benefits them — in choosing a playmate

Babies prefer fairness — but only if it benefits them — in choosing a playmate

A couple of years ago a University of Washington researcher who studies how children develop social behaviors like kindness and generosity noticed something odd. Continue reading

Lifelong premature ejaculation can be treated by pelvic floor exercises

Lifelong premature ejaculation can be treated by pelvic floor exercises

A trial presented at the European Congress of Urology in Stockholm reports for the first time that pelvic floor exercises can be effective in treating premature ejaculation in men who have had lifelong problems. Premature Ejaculation (PE) affects a significant minority of men at some point in their lives. Continue reading