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Daylight saving impacts timing of heart attacks

Daylight saving impacts timing of heart attacks

Still feeling the residual effects of springing ahead for daylight saving time? The hour of sleep lost — or gained — may play a bigger, perhaps more dangerous role in our body’s natural rhythm than we think. It seems moving the clock forward or backward may alter the timing of when heart attacks occur in the week following these time changes, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session Continue reading

Are statins good for your love life?

Are statins good for your love life?

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Continue reading

Are statins good for your love life?

Are statins good for your love life?

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Erectile dysfunction is common in older men, especially among those with cardiovascular risk factors where cholesterol-lowering statins are frequently prescribed Continue reading

Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke . For the study, researchers analyzed the results from the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) trial, which enrolled 3,680 ischemic stroke patients ages 35 and older in 1996-2003. Continue reading

Chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, aggression in adulthood, neurobiologists find

Chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, aggression in adulthood, neurobiologists find

In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior — both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood. These experiments, typically conducted in rodents, have on the one hand clearly indicated a link between certain kinds of early stress and dysfunction in the neuroendocrine system, particularly in the so-called HPA axis (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal), which regulates the endocrine glands and stress hormones including corticotropin and glucocorticoid. Yet the evidence is by no means unequivocal. Continue reading

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Continue reading

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime rates Continue reading

Rising awareness may explain spike in Autism diagnoses

Rising awareness may explain spike in Autism diagnoses

Young boys continue to have the highest rate of autism diagnoses, but Danish doctors are diagnosing more girls, teenagers and adults with the disorder than they did in the mid-1990s. That’s the finding from a 16-year study published 20 February in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders . Many studies look at the prevalence of autism, akin to taking a snapshot of the number of diagnoses in a given population. Continue reading

Catching the early spread of breast cancer

Catching the early spread of breast cancer

When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses “nano-flares” has the potential to catch these lurking, mobilized tumor cells early on Continue reading

Catching the early spread of breast cancer

Catching the early spread of breast cancer

When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses “nano-flares” has the potential to catch these lurking, mobilized tumor cells early on Continue reading