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Neuroscientists Pinpoint Cells In The Amygdala Where Pain Hurts : Shots – Health News – NPR

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Cells In The Amygdala Where Pain Hurts : Shots...

Researchers studying mouse brains identified the cells that encode pain's unpleasantness. Sally Anscombe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sally Anscombe/Getty Images Researchers studying mouse brains identified the cells that encode pain's unpleasantness. Sally Anscombe/Getty Images Pain is a complicated experience. Our skin and muscles sense it, just like they sense softness or warmth. But unlike…
New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors – National Institutes of Health

New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and...

News ReleaseThursday, January 17, 2019 NIH-funded study sheds new light on brain circuits related to affective and social dysfunction. Heatmaps showing the amount of time a mouse spent in locations of the open field chamber at baseline (left) and during optogenetic stimulation of the cerebellar input to the VTA (right). The “reward quadrant” is located…
Intermittent fasting diets “no better” than standard diets for losing weight, doctor says – CBS News

Intermittent fasting diets “no better” than standard diets for losing weight,...

Diets that include intermittent fasting are growing in popularity, but one doctor says science doesn't back the trend. "The bottom line is, it's no better than standard diets in terms of losing weight," Dr. David Agus said Thursday on "CBS This Morning." "It's very hard to comply with. And the clinical trials, more than 40…
An 86-year-old woman lost 120 pounds by walking back and forth in her one-bedroom apartment every day – INSIDER

An 86-year-old woman lost 120 pounds by walking back and forth...

according to KSDK. Her decision to make strides toward a healthier weight came when she was in her 70s, when a doctor told her she was pre-diabetic. "Even as a kid in Mississippi, I was always the fattest kid in the class. I got teased a lot," Slaughter said. "I didn't know how to stop…
Create your own at-home gym with these products under $20 – NBC News

Create your own at-home gym with these products under $20 –...

Get the Better newsletter.March 10, 2018, 3:22 PM GMT / Updated 4:02 PM GMTBy Brianna SteinhilberHaven't started that workout routine yet? Cost and convenience are two of the most popular excuses people fall back on to explain their lack of exercise. And we get it: Pricey gym memberships and boutique fitness classes — and the extra time…
New $1 birth control patch works in seconds, lasts for a month, researchers claim – USA TODAY

New $1 birth control patch works in seconds, lasts for a...

CLOSE A research team from Georgia Tech tested the contraceptive patch on rats, and it delivered hormone-based birth control evenly with one application. USA TODAYResearchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created a low-cost contraceptive patch for women using microneedles allowing the user to wear it for seconds and get a dose that lasts for…
Sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of cardiovascular disease, says study – USA TODAY

Sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of...

CLOSE We often do healthy things with our eyes wide open, but some behaviors we think are healthy could be hurting our sleep. Buzz60Sleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, said a study.The study focused on 4,000 people with no known history of heart disease. Their average age…
REPORT: People more likely to die from opioid overdose than vehicle crash – CNYcentral.com

REPORT: People more likely to die from opioid overdose than vehicle...

For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash.This is according to a report from the National Safety Council. Their findings say the odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to 1 in 96, while the…
Chocolate is better for your cough than cough syrup, study says – WTVD-TV

Chocolate is better for your cough than cough syrup, study says...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 07:05AMNEW YORK -- It may sound too good to be true, but some researchers now say indulging in that piece of chocolate is actually the best cure for your cough.A research group from Hull University in England randomly prescribed more than 160 patients either regular cough medicine or a chocolate-based medicine.…
Monday morning is no longer peak time for cardiac arrest, study says – CNN

Monday morning is no longer peak time for cardiac arrest, study...

(CNN)The most common time to experience sudden cardiac arrest could be changing, according to new research."The dogma -- in fact, this is everywhere, in all the textbooks about sudden cardiac arrest -- [is that] the most common time period for people to have a sudden cardiac arrest is early in the morning," said Dr. Sumeet…

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