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Radiologist could Predict Heart Attack Risk Linked to Fat Distribution

It's not the amount of fat in your body but where it's stored that may increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). A group of radiologist looked at the differences in fat distribution patterns among overweight and obese men and women and their associated cardiometabolic risk.

Pokemon Go: Introverts are benefited

Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokemon Go, extroverts tend to be better players. That's the key finding of a new psychology study, the first to look at the impact of players' personalities, social competence, and social anxiety when playing the hit mobile game.The study was published online in Personality and Individual Differences.

Post-traumatic stress in soldiers: Virtual humans made accurate identification

Soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer than by taking a survey, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. A computer-generated 'human' interviewer combines the advantages of anonymity with social connection and rapport, which could help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.

Miscarriage Risk Screened With the Aid of Womb Natural Killer Cell

Researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered the role that they play in preparing the womb for pregnancy. Although it has long been known that the lining of the womb harbours dynamic uterine natural killer cells, no functions have so far been given to these cells outside of pregnancy. The study was published in the eLife