Archive: 06/09/2011

How to stay safe in extreme summer heat

Blazing temperatures can bring on serious illness if you're not careful. Dr. Abhi Mehrotra, an emergency physician at UNC Hospitals, offers tips on protecting yourself and your family against extreme heat.

Jun 09, 2011
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Why animals don't have infrared vision

On rare occasion, the light-sensing photoreceptor cells in the eye misfire and signal to the brain as if they have captured photons, when in reality they haven't. For years this phenomenon remained a mystery. Reporting in ...

Jun 09, 2011
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Why do men hate going to the doctor?

A national survey found that women were three times more likely to see a doctor on a regular basis than men. Even though men on average die younger than women and have higher mortality rates for heart disease, cancer, stroke ...

Jun 09, 2011
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Hormone test helps predict success in IVF

Given how much patients invest in in vitro fertilization (IVF), both financially and emotionally, tools to inform couples about what they might expect during their treatment can be welcome. A study by researchers at Brown ...

Jun 09, 2011
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How killer immune cells avoid killing themselves

After eight years of work, researchers have unearthed what has been a well-kept secret of our immune system's success. The findings published online on June 9th in Immunity offer an explanation for how specialized immune ...

Jun 09, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0 | with audio podcast