Beyond romance

Love can make us do crazy things. It often prompts us to behave in counterintuitive ways, like, for example, placing the wellbeing of our loved ones above our own. But why? Such altruism has perplexed and intrigued scientists for centuries. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara explores how an individual’s genetics and brain…

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More than half a million breast cancer deaths averted in the US over three decades

Latest U.S. estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to progress made in early detection and management of breast cancer. Screening mammography for the…

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Potent marijuana edibles can pose a major unrecognized risk to patients with cardiovascular disease

Philadelphia, February 11, 2019 – As marijuana legalization sweeps North America, use of the substance has been on the rise, and the public’s attitude is shifting. An increasing number of people believe that “weed” is the safest recreational drug, one that carries health benefits that outweigh its risks. Those assumptions are challenged in an article…

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Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill

IMAGE: Ioannis Pavlidis, Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor and director of the Computational Physiology at the University of Houston removed stressful environmental factors, leaving only the inherent challenge of the surgical tasks, and… view more  Credit: University of Houston University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons…

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