Lifestyle

New model helps prevent high blood pressure in early stage

Researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently have introduced new method to assess the risk of hypertension. Results were published in Frontiers in Public Health. This method, called hypertension risk assessment method based on simple risk factors, is low-cost and easy to operate. It can identify […]

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Device prevents cold shivering after medical alcohol wipe

Alcohol is widely used for skin disinfection in medical environments. However, especially in winter, because there is a temperature gap between alcohol and the human body, using alcohol wipes can cause cold shivers. Researchers at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new device that can […]

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Vitamin D supplements may reduce the duration of the common cold

After a couple of years of mask-wearing, social distancing and hand sanitizing, the common cold is back. And—according to some people—back with a vengeance. Some are calling it a “super cold”—others, “the worst cold ever.” Fortunately, there may be a way to reduce the duration of a cold: vitamin D supplements. We may suffer more […]

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New theory of consciousness in humans, animals and artificial intelligence

Two researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have come up with a new theory of consciousness. They have long been exploring the nature of consciousness, the question of how and where the brain generates consciousness, and whether animals also have consciousness. The new concept describes consciousness as a state that is tied to complex cognitive operations—and […]

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Detecting abnormal extracardiac development in fetuses with congenital heart defects

Newborn babies with heart defects frequently exhibit abnormal extracardiac development of the brain or other organs as well. Fetal MRI, a magnetic resonance imaging procedure that can be performed on the unborn child, can detect these abnormalities at an early stage. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, […]

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More protein, calories and fat in meat burgers

In the largest-ever nutritional comparison of beef and alternative burgers available to U.S. consumers, a University of Massachusetts Amherst analysis found that packaged beef burgers on average contain more calories, protein, fat and cholesterol—and less sodium and fiber—than imitation and veggie burgers. On average, veggie burgers contain the least fat, the most carbohydrates and the […]

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What day is it? How holidays warp our sense of time

The holidays are coming and chaos is upon us. You may be navigating crowded parking lots in the heat, shuffling from one holiday party to the next, not to mention trying to avoid recently arrived relatives. Amid this chaos, you might experience time a bit differently. You might forget what day it is. New Year’s […]