Health

Get smart about storing seafood

(HealthDay)—With concerns about overfishing, it's shocking to learn that 40 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost or wasted every year—and half of that is by consumers.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pregnant women encouraged to eat cold-water fish

Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these ...

Surgery

Cold open water plunge provides instant pain relief

A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Health

Cryotherapy versus ice baths—it's a draw

The first study to compare the effect of cold water immersion versus extreme cold air has found very little difference between the two treatments on athletes' muscle recovery.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Balance test improves insight into illness in schizophrenia

A common symptom of schizophrenia - not knowing that you're ill—can be temporarily alleviated using a balance test that stimulates part of the brain with cold water, an exploratory study at the Centre for Addiction and ...

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