Medical News Today: What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds…

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What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

«Morning wood» is a slang term that refers to a person having an erect penis when they wake up in the morning. The medical term is nocturnal penile tumescence. Some call it having a nocturnal erection. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is not a result of sexual arousal or having a dream relating to sex. Instead,…

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Greek Goods for Your Pantry

An online marketplace for Greek specialties has been introduced by Diane Kochilas, the chef and cookbook author, who has chosen each item. In addition to expected products like dried oregano, honeys, oils and olives, she has included some uncommon selections from various regions in Greece, including crusty rusks made from heirloom grains; a dense and…

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Polysubstance use, social factors associated with opioid overdose deaths

A new study led by Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction shows that opioid-related overdose deaths involving another substance is now the norm, not the exception, in Massachusetts. The researchers analyzed opioid overdose death data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which showed that 82 percent of those deaths involved an opioid and…

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Experimental drug completely effective against Nipah virus infection in monkeys

IMAGE: This is a scanning electron micrograph of Nipah virus (yellow) budding from the surface of a cell. view more  Credit: NIAID WHAT: The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine from National Institutes of Health scientists…

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LED device could increase memory retention among astronauts

IMAGE: This is Hanli Liu, professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. view more  Credit: The University of Texas at Arlington Hanli Liu, a professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working to improve memory and cognitive function in astronauts during space missions by directing light onto their brains.…

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Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure and progression of carotid wall thickness

IMAGE: Assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions. view more  Credit: University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study. It’s the first epidemiological…

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