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Gut bugs are implicated in heart attacks and stroke | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides. Now the search for the mystery culprits has turned up some surprising suspects: the trillions of bacteria and other …

Your Odds of Becoming an Astronaut Are Going Up | WIRED

When asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” many kids say, “Astronaut!” More than a few adults would say the same.<p>And why not? We are …

Heart bypass surgery or stents? Depends on patient | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The average person with multiple diseased arteries in the heart does slightly better following coronary artery bypass surgery than after having stents inserted, a new study suggests, but the optimal procedure varies by patient.<p>Researchers found slightly more heart …

When Do Babies Become Conscious?

For everyone who's looked into an infant's sparkling eyes and wondered what goes on in its little fuzzy head, there's now an answer. New research …

Close-up of Enzyme Linked to Rapid Aging Disease

Posted on April 18th, 2013 by Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Caption:</b> Children with HGPS<b><br>Source:</b> The Progeria Research Foundation<p>I’d like to tell you about a rare …

Patient-centered care linked to better outcomes | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients tend to do better when their doctors pay attention to their individual needs and circumstances, according to a new study.<p>“In a sense that sounds sort of obvious, but no one has ever showed that before,” said Dr. Saul Weiner, the study’s lead researcher.<p>Weiner, a …

Early Morning Training Before or After Breakfast?

Early-Morning Training - Best Before or After Breakfast?<p>A plethora of research supports the contention that individuals engaged in regular exercise …

'Afterlife' feels 'even more real than real,' researcher says

You're about to go to "heaven" and live to tell about it. And your story will become the subject of scientific research.<p>It's the perfect day. You're strolling down a sidewalk, listening to an ensemble of bird songs, soaking up a balmy breeze fragranced with fresh spring flowers, and gazing up at a …

Size Does Matter: Study Shows Women Judge Male Attractiveness by Penis Size

Call it sexist or sensationalist, but now science suggests it’s so: women find men with bigger penises more attractive.<p><b>(UPDATED)</b> Reporting in the …

Infographic: Do Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Human Contact?

The findings of a recent survey by Cisco suggest that a growing number of patients may prefer telehealth to human contact.<p>Although telehealth isn’t …

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Do cells in the blood, heart and lungs smell the food we eat?

In a discovery suggesting that odors may have a far more important role in life than previously believed, scientists have found that heart, blood, …

Red meat + wrong bacteria = bad news for hearts

Microbes turn nutrient in beef into an artery-clogging menace.<p>Lean steak is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein — qualities normally …

Researchers see antibody evolve against HIV

Study could aid development of more effective vaccines.<p>For the first time, scientists have tracked in a patient the evolution of a potent immune …

Omega-3 fatty acids tied to longer life: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Supporting recommendations that people eat a couple of servings of fish per week, a new study suggests adults with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood are less likely to die from a range of causes than those with the lowest levels.<p>Out of about 2,700 …

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Health | Yahoo Lifestyle

Wellness<p>Tanya Edwards<p>According to a series of screenshots on Twitter, itsallzara, a vegan blogger, tweeted that she bought an ice cream for a little …

Brain Scans Can Predict Which Criminals Are Likely to Get Re-Arrested

While criminal activity can’t be reduced to a brain image, understanding changes in brain function could improve the way criminals are …

Fish: The Fountain of Youth?

Eating fish can be good for the heart and even for the brain, so it’s probably no surprise that pelagic products can lead to a longer life.<p>Omega-3 …

Eat Fish And Prosper?

We've all heard that eating fish is good for us. Regularly eating fish has been linked to a host of health benefits – for our hearts, our eyes, and our brains.<p>Now here's some more good news: A study published Monday in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> suggests that eating oily fish once or twice a …

Gary Farlow’s Heart of Glass

Anatomical glass blowing seems to be sweeping the globe. This next contribution, by Gary Farlow and his team at Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing Inc., does more than please the SA reading eye. These beautiful anatomical glass models are designed to educate: simulating blood flow and teaching …

Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk

Infants now receive several shots at a time, but the latest study says that does not increase their risk of developing autism.<p>About one-third of …

Major weight loss tied to microbes

Scientists at Harvard may have new hope for people struggling with obesity.<p>A study conducted in collaboration with researchers at Harvard-affiliated …

Bacteria find 'key to treating obesity without surgery'

<b>Weight loss after gastric band surgery may be partly caused by changes to micro-organisms that live in the gut, say US researchers.</b><p>A study in mice has shown that surgery causes different types of bacteria to colonise the gut.<p>Transferring samples of those bacteria into healthy mice caused them to …

Study: Eating Organic Food Associated With Longer Lives (in Flies)

Fruit flies fed organic produce from Whole Foods lived longer and laid more eggs than those fed the store's conventionally grown offerings.<p>Mike Blake/Reuters<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Last September when Stanford researchers came out with findings that organic food doesn't confer any additional nutritional value, …

The Link Between Early Baldness and Prostate Cancer

Men who lose their hair may have more to worry about than just vanity, especially if their balding starts early.<p>Researchers have long known about the …