June 01, 2011
Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships
In a tough economy, many
people find themselves taking a job that requires a long commute,
but new research suggests that there may be a high personal price
to pay for that decision.
How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect
Body dysmorphic disorder,
an illness that causes people to see themselves as disfigured or
ugly, is linked to an abnormality in how visual information is
processed, and the image distortion extends to the world around
them, according to a new study.
Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in
Patients with an
inflammatory lung condition known as community-acquired pneumonia
appear to recover faster when treated with corticosteroids in
addition to the standard regimen of antibiotics, Dutch researchers
Even Ancient Men Seemed to Like Their Man
The concept of the "man
cave" has been entrenched in the human lineage for far longer than
thought, according to new research that analyzed teeth from early
humans to determine their geographic movement.
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Trial
For patients with advanced
melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, a vaccine
combined with an immune-boosting drug is showing promise in a large
High-Risk Surgeries Getting Safer: Study
Undergoing an operation
can be scary, but University of Michigan researchers offer some
reassuring news: Deaths among those having high-risk surgery have
fallen substantially in recent years.
Fear of Dying During Heart Attack May Make Matters
People who become very
afraid of dying in the moments during and days after a heart attack
also seem to have more inflammation, an indicator that they may, in
the long run, do worse than patients who are less fearful, a small
British study suggests.
Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries
Using a sophisticated new
imaging technique, researchers were able to find previously
undetected changes in the brains of Iraq and Afghanistan war
veterans who had been diagnosed with mild brain injuries sustained
from blast explosions.