Psychology & Psychiatry

Excessive sports training may have negative effects on mood state

To build fitness, athletes must apply stress to the body, and then through recovery, the body adapts and is able to accommodate greater stress in the next round of training. Controlling the adequate amounts of stress and ...

Cardiology

'Bionic' pacemaker reverses heart failure

A revolutionary pacemaker that re-establishes the heart's naturally irregular beat is set to be trialled in New Zealand heart patients this year, following successful animal trials. "Currently, all pacemakers pace the heart ...

Neuroscience

Studying the causes of sudden death in epilepsy

One in every 1,000 patients with epilepsy dies suddenly every year. Researchers have confirmed that some severe-type seizures (generalized convulsive seizures—GCS) are the most consistent risk factor for Sudden Unexpected ...

Neuroscience

Study finds long- and short-term memory vie for brain space

The brain is a battlefield where cognitive domains vie for limited resources, and this appears to be particularly true during sleep. A University of California, Irvine-led research team has discovered that long-term memory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain changes during orgasmic meditation, study finds

In a first-ever study, orgasmic meditation, a unique spiritual practice that uses stimulation of a woman's clitoris as its focus, has been found to produce a distinctive pattern of brain function, according to a study published ...

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