Chest pain, stress tests warrant attention even if arteries are clear

Patients who experience chest pain and have abnormal results on a cardiac stress test but who do not have blocked arteries often experience changes in their symptoms and stress test results over time, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). “Even though these patients had very abnormal […]

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Plans to fight coronavirus must pay attention to the environment

The rapid onset and spread of coronavirus is proving to be a huge challenge for public health officials across the world. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others only infect animals. Very rarely have animal coronaviruses infected and spread between people. This is what’s suspected to have happened for the virus that has […]

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Paying attention to complaints can protect nurses from violence

Complaints from patients and their family members could signal future violence against nurses and should not be ignored, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. By tracking and addressing such complaints, hospitals and other health care organizations can help curb aggressive behaviour towards their employees. “Health care workers are four times more likely to face physical and emotional […]

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HIV in Kenya: High risk groups aren’t getting the attention they need

Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection. Two such key populations include men who have sex with men and transgender women. But in many countries on the continent same sex relationships—and transgender identities—are criminalised. Kenya is one such country where the […]

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Babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

The advantages of growing up in a bilingual home can start as early as six months of age, according to new research led by York University’s Faculty of Health. In the study, infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. This means that exposure to bilingual […]

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Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

Anticipation is often viewed as an emotional experience, an eager wait for something to happen. Inside the brain, the act of anticipating is an exercise in focus, a neural preparation that conveys important visual, auditory or tactile information about what’s to come. Now, brain research among 6- to 8-year-old children from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain […]

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Scientists have learned, what sports prolong life

Any aerobic activities have a better effect on health than all other types of exercises. To such conclusion scientists, who published an article in the European Heart journal. In recent years, scientists have been actively interested in how different kinds of exercise not only affect muscle condition and metabolism, but also on life expectancy and its quality in old age. […]

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