Cardiology

Early rhythm control key in A-fib and heart failure

(HealthDay)—For patients with atrial fibrillation and signs and symptoms of heart failure, early rhythm control (ERC) therapy reduces cardiovascular events, according to a study published online July 30 in Circulation to ...

Cardiology

Wine is safer than beer for minimizing risk of heart condition

Drinking less than six Australian-standard glasses of alcohol a week is associated with the lowest risk of developing atrial fibrillation, but not all alcohol is created equal, new research from the University of Adelaide ...

Immunology

Fighting off food poisoning depends on the time of day

The body's ability to prevent food poisoning by producing a natural antimicrobial compound increases during the day, when exposure to noxious bacteria is most likely, a new study by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wearing a mask while exercising is safe for most, study finds

A small study suggests there's no harm in masking up during exercise for most people. "What we found was, that it is safe to run at peak exercise in both an N95 mask and a cloth face mask," said lead author Matthew Kampert, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding our perception of rhythm

Scientists have long known that while listening to a sequence of sounds, people often perceive a rhythm, even when the sounds are identical and equally spaced. One regularity that was discovered over 100 years ago is the ...

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