Lifestyle

Know What To Expect When You Stay At Hotels

If you were to rate your last hotel stay, what rating would you give? Overall, do you think you’re pretty good at picking the right hotels on your budget? The following information is going to help you when you find yourself deciding the next hotel for you and your family to lay down your heads. […]

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Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed a virtual reality app for smartphones to reduce fear of heights. Now, they have conducted a clinical trial to study its efficacy. Trial participants who spent a total of four hours training with the app at home showed an improvement in their ability to handle real height […]

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Emergency vs. urgent care: What’s the difference?

It’s Saturday morning and your child fell while playing in the backyard. He can’t put any weight on his rapidly swelling ankle, and he is sweating and crying in pain. Should you head to the Emergency Department or Urgent Care? If you’ve been in a similar situation and wondered which option is better, you are […]

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Endovascular aneurysm repair linked to higher readmission rates

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) are responsible for nearly 2% of all deaths in US men over the age of 65. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has emerged as a newer and less invasive alternative to open repair for rAAA, and current guidelines recommend EVAR as a first-line option for treatment of rAAA when certain criteria […]

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New weapon against resistant bacteria

Every day, people die from simple infections even though they have been treated with antibiotics. This is because more and more bacteria have become resistant to the types of antibiotics that doctors can prescribe. “It’s a huge societal problem and a crisis that we must solve. For example, by developing new antibiotics that can defeat […]

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Tailor-made drugs to treat epilepsy or cardiovascular diseases

In order for a drug to be effective at the right places in the body, it helps if scientists can predict as accurately as possible how the molecules of that drug will interact with human cells. In a joint research project, scientists from Collaborative Research Centre 1423 at Leipzig University and the Chinese Academy of […]

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Choir singing can improve cognitive functioning among the elderly

Alongside the effects of lifestyle, including physical exercise and diet, on aging, research has increasingly turned its attention to the potential cognitive benefits of musical hobbies. However, such research has mainly concentrated on hobbies involving musical instruments. The cognitive benefits of playing an instrument are already fairly well known: such activity can improve cognitive flexibility, […]

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Common anti-depressant may be first-ever treatment for osteoarthritis

A disease of the joints, osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults and is the fifth-leading cause of disability in the United States. In a new study, scientists have discovered the cellular pathway that leads to osteoarthritis and have identified a commonly used anti-depressant—paroxetine—that inhibits this pathway. The team found that Paroxetine not only slows […]