Uncategorized How vitamin D and fish oil affect risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer

How vitamin D and fish oil affect risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer

While earlier trials have examined whether fish oil or other supplements may prevent heart attack or stroke in patients with a history of heart disease or at very high risk of such disease, VITAL is the first large trial of omega-3 fatty acids for primary prevention – that is, preventing the first occurrence – of …

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Uncategorized Stresses Passed Along to Offspring

Stresses Passed Along to Offspring

A stressed-out and traumatized father can leave scars in his children. New research suggests this happens because sperm “learn” paternal experiences via a mysterious mode of intercellular communication in which small blebs break off one cell and fuse with another. Carrying proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, these particles ejected from a cell act like a …

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Uncategorized Can social media lead to labor market discrimination?

Can social media lead to labor market discrimination?

For the study, researchers set up an experiment that involved sending more than 800 applications from two fictitious applicants who differed in their cities of origin, a typical French town (Brives-la-Gaillarde) or Marrakesh, Morocco. This information is available only on their Facebook profiles, not on the resumes or the cover letters sent to recruiters. The …

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Uncategorized Genetics has limited influence on longevity

Genetics has limited influence on longevity

Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of more than 400 million people. The results suggest that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to account for our tendency to select partners with …

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Uncategorized Mindset and Heartset

Mindset and Heartset

Is mindset all there is? I recently attended a gathering of senior executives seeking to drive change in their organizations and was struck by how much mindset dominated the conversation. It was all about the assumptions and beliefs of the people in their organizations. They wanted to know what kind of evidence and reasoning would …

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Uncategorized Uncovering the neurological basis for processing social information

Uncovering the neurological basis for processing social information

Neuroscientists are developing a clearer picture than ever before of how the animal brain processes social information, from status and competitive advantage in a group to the calls and vocalizations of peers. New studies in mice and marmosets help us understand a range of disorders defined by deficits in social function and identify mechanisms that …

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Uncategorized Can eating enough protein help delay disability in older adults?

Can eating enough protein help delay disability in older adults?

To learn more about protein intake and disability in older adults, the research team used data from the Newcastle 85+ Study conducted in the United Kingdom (UK). This study’s researchers approached all people turning 85 in 2006 in two cities in the UK for participation. At the beginning of the study in 2006-2007, there were …

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Uncategorized A dynamic approach to Diagnosing and treating personality disorders 

A dynamic approach to Diagnosing and treating personality disorders 

Someone who is “neurotic” does not necessarily show anger or anxiety in a given situation, even though those are generally accepted traits of a person with that personality style. New University of California, Davis, research suggests that lumping those with personality disorders into a package of traits should be left behind for more dynamic analysis …

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Uncategorized Vitamin D and cardiorespiratory fitness

Vitamin D and cardiorespiratory fitness

Vitamin D levels in the blood are linked to cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Our study shows that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise capacity,” said Dr Amr Marawan, assistant professor of …

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Uncategorized Most Americans don’t know suicide more common than homicide in US

Most Americans don’t know suicide more common than homicide in US

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide — and more often involves firearms — but public perception is just the opposite. News reports, movies and TV shows may contribute to the perception of a high risk of firearm homicide, authors of a new study say, leaving a substantial gap between ideas …

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