According to a new study, researchers analyzed the signs of a synaesthesia-like phenomenon in which they 'hear' silent flashes or movement. While the effect is barely known to science, the researchers found that this 'visually-evoked auditory response' (vEAR) is far more common than other types of synaesthesia, such when certain sounds elicit a specific color with flashing lights and motion evoking vivid sounds. The study was published in the journal Cortex.
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A study estimated a strong association between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. The Metabolic syndrome (MetS), described as a cluster of conditions that heighten the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, is estimated to affect approximately 50% of the female population above the age of 50 in the United States.
A study has identified the types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition. The anticoagulant drugs called Apixaban and vitamin K antagonists(VKAs) also may have a positive impact on a patient's cognitive function. The study was published in European Heart Journal.
According to research published online in the American Journal of Critical Care, level of backrest elevation is not associated with changes in tissue integrity among critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
The physicians developed a specially designed iPad app with which patients could order a colon cancer screening test while waiting for their doctor.
Eric Russell, 24, recently joined a health support group for young Latino and black gay men, where he learned about the HIV-prevention pill known as PrEP. He resisted the medication at first, convinced he did not need it and fearful that taking it would stigmatize him.
But after Russell learned more about PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, he decided it would be a good investment in his health. The Los Angeles man started taking the drug this year and now encourages other young minority men to do the same.
New research from the Amen Clinics shows that brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging, a study that measures blood flow and activity patterns, identifies who is likely to get better from depression and who is not.
The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease because depression is a highly treatable risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.
A study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions. The study results are published in the journal Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Researchers have discovered crucial new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new antimalarial drugs – a critical step in the battle against drug-resistant malaria.
In this paper, the authors of the study first, summarize the key findings on Vajpayee Arogyashree scheme (VAS’s) impact on health and financial well-being. Next, they review the evidence on the potential pathways through which improvements were achieved and whether investment in tertiary care insurance appears to be good value for money. Finally, they discuss the lessons learned from VAS and how these can be used to craft social health insurance schemes in other settings.
Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds. The research results will be presented at ENDO 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago, Ill.