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If you fill it, they will slurp, and slurp, and slurp ...

... participants, were slowly refilled through tubing connected to out-of-sight soup cauldrons. Those who ate out of the refilling bowls consumed 73 percent more soup than did participants who ate from the normal soup bowl during the 20-minute lunch. Although they averaged 113 more calories than those eating fro...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

... to changes in blood pressure. These receptors are connected to the heart by nerves, which carry the message to pump faster or slower in response to pressure changes. "This finding is important because past studies have demonstrated that abnormally low baroreflex sensitivity has been shown to be associated wit...

Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?

...for health to have close friends and family, to be connected to community groups or religious organizations, and to have a close partner." Loucks' team studied 3,267 Framingham Heart Study participants, with an average age of 62 years, who underwent physical exams between 1998 and 2001. The researchers measur...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...ng this process, surgeons take a fiber optic probe connected to alaser to access the desired location in the body. There, the probeshines the laser light on tissue, and researchers or physiciansrecord the spectrum of light that the tissue radiates (or"fluoresces") in response. As team member Laura Marcu will...

Diabetes and pizza: Slow and steady insulin delivery wins the race

...the risk of cardiovascular disease, which has been connected to erratic glucose levels in those with diabetes," said Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and co-director, Penn State Diabetes Center. "Our study ...

Novel stem cell trial in heart failure patients to begin

...e hours later, once the VAD has been implanted and connected to the heart's main pumping chamber, the ventricle, the cells, together with a small amount of the patient's blood plasma, will be injected into about 25 to 30 sites of the diseased heart in a process taking no more than five minutes. Depending on th...

Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant

...and warm ischemia times [the time the liver is not connected to a blood supply between procurement and transplantation], and who have fewer incidents of retransplantation with LDLT. Although LDLT poses risk to the donor, it is, as practiced, a valuable technique in pediatric transplantation to help overcome th...

Mayo Clinic creates 'Office of the Future'

...t in the light and allow a person to stay visually connected with the rest of the room. How many calories will the walking desk burn? Using the desk at 1 mph will burn about 100 calories per hour. So, walk-working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. burns 800 extra calories per day. If food intake stays the same, this could...

New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery

...d puts a thimble on the forefinger; the thimble is connected to a robotic force-feed device, called a PHANToM. The stylus of a second PHANToM is affixed to the thumb. The two PHANToMs provide the sensation of force to the user's fingertips as (s)he tries to pick up a three-dimensional cube and squeeze it smal...

Northwestern Memorial researchers aim to find answer to halting the progression of fatty liver

...atients who do not drink alcohol. It has also been connected with rapid weight loss, or in women taking hormones."Clinical studies and basic research on NAFLD are still in their infancy as compared to other common liver diseases, such as alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis C," says Dr. Rinella. "We didn't r...

OHSU researchers uncover cause, possible treatment for abdominal fat in postmenopausal women

...ding the waistlines of Americans. It is also being connected to the unhealthy surge in type 2 diabetes cases, cardiovascular disease and other associated disorders. For women, a sudden increase in weight often occurs following menopause. This not only raises obesity-related health concerns. The weight gain al...

Good friends, rather than close family ties, help you live longer in older age

...y. An accompanying editorial suggests that feeling connected to others may provide meaning and purpose that is not only essential to the human condition, but also to longevity, conferring a positive physiological effect on the body in the same way that stress confers a negative effect....

Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner

...adphones with attached microphones. A small keypad connected to the computer speeds and simplifies certain routine commands -- switching from doctor mode to patient mode, for example. When a doctor asks a question, the speech recognition software captures it -- but hedges its bets by displaying not just its be...

Study links adolescent IQ/activity levels with risk of dementia

...lectually engaged, physically active, and socially connected has many health benefits across the lifespan and is to be recommended."...

OHSU researchers help develop portable device to assist those combating balance disorders

...a predetermined central "safe-zone." The device is connected to a pair of headphones and hooked to the subject's belt. When activated, subjects receive audio cues to let them know how their body is balancing. "Different tones and intensities tell subjects when they are leaning outside of their central safe zo...

Study reveals potential for new treatment of paralysis and brain disease

...nerve cell death and promote regeneration could be connected to its unexpected effect on the glutamate system. The study concludes that KDI is able to block various forms of glutamate function leading researchers to believe that it may have wide-ranging applications. "The wider significance of this research i...

LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes

...g exercises, there is not another program that has connected independent technologies to relate laparoscopic surgery to a "live patient" in an environment with the look, feel, and function of a real minimally invasive operating theater. Through industry partnerships, LSUHSC faculty have equipped a minimally ...

Scans may help pin down tricky diagnosis

...ity of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, who was not connected with this study, noted that correct classification of the disorder is essential to effective treatment. "There has been no simple, widely available test for distinguishing hereditary from immunoglobulin light-chain amyloid," Dr. Gerson said. "Althoug...

Popular kids more likely to smoke than less popular classmates

...een-agers who are isolated in the classroom may be connected to older friends who are more likely to smoke. These friends provide role models for smoking. Most of the students in the study did not smoke (10 percent smoked as sixth-graders and 16 percent smoked as seventh-graders) but as they age, they will ...

Research focus on aspirin

...from Tufts-New England Medical Center, who was not connected with this study, noted that along with the longsta...e University of California, San Diego, who was not connected with the research, said the use of aspirin in patients with heart failure remains controversial. "U...

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