Neuroscience

State of moderate arousal leads to optimum performance

If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes—or more specifically, look at the diameter of their pupils, Yale School of Medicine researchers report.

Health

Best way to avoid back pain? Lift heavy things

Most people think that the human spine is one of evolution's great flaws. After all, around 80% of adults suffer from lower-back pain. What more evidence do you need? The truth is, the spine is a robust structure. We're just ...

Cardiology

Researchers find new ways to improve CPR

An international research consortium, which included faculty members from the University of Minnesota Medical School, was able to identify what is likely an optimal combination of chest compression frequency and depth when ...

Inflammatory disorders

How to fight hidden causes of inflammation

(HealthDay)—Tamping down inflammation is a must for people with a chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. But you can be exposed to damaging inflammation without having a specific medical condition.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Stiff muscles are a counterintuitive superpower of NBA athletes

For most people, the term "stiffness" has negative connotations. When you wake up in the morning complaining of a "stiff back," the remedy might include taking a hot shower, doing some yoga, swallowing aspirin, or visiting ...

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