Prostate cancer therapy may increase risk of death from heart disease in older men
Androgen deprivation therapy - one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer - may increase the risk of death from heart disease in patients over age 65, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and other institutions.
1 in 3 boys heavy porn users, study shows
Boys aged 13 and 14 living in rural areas, are the most likely of their age group to access pornography, and parents need to be more aware of how to monitor their children’s viewing habits, according to a new University of Alberta study. more
Irregular heartbeat linked to genetic mutation, Mayo Clinic study shows
Every day for 10 years, a seemingly heart-healthy 53-year-old woman experienced rapid and irregular heartbeats. She had no personal or family history of hypertension or hyperthyroidism. She did not suffer from myocardial or coronary artery disease, or any abnormalities of the heart as best doctors and medical science could determine. Yet, she complained of heart palpitations and dizziness nearly to the point of fainting. more
Childhood weight linked to proximity to green space and food stores
Living in greener neighborhoods or in closer proximity to grocery stores is associated with reduced risk of being overweight, according to a study of more than 7,000 children ages 3 to 18 conducted by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine; the Department of Geography, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and the University of Cincinnati. The study, the largest of its type to date, appears in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion. more
Why even close associates sometimes have trouble communicating
Particularly among close associates, sharing even a little new information can slow down communication. Some of people’s biggest problems with communication come in sharing new information with people they know well, newly published research at the University of Chicago shows.
Human factors analysis reveals ways to reduce friendly fire incidents
One of the most tragic consequences of war is "friendly fire": casualties that result when warfighters mistakenly fire on their own or allied troops. The causes and possible mitigators of friendly fire are being studied by a group of human factors/ergonomics researchers at the University of Central Florida and at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Their findings, to be published in the April issue of Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, include a taxonomy by which troop teamwork could be strengthened to reduce confusion and error. more
Genetic hearing loss may be reversible without gene therapy
A large proportion of genetically caused deafness in humans may be reversible by compensating for a missing protein, based on discoveries in mice. more
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