Neuroscience

Heart rate variation due to stress affects auditory attention

Sudden hearing loss can be experienced in highly stressful situations, usually lasting a short time. Researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil, collaborating with colleagues at Oxford Brookes University ...

Cardiology

'Zap' ear clip may ease A-fib

(HealthDay)—Imagine if all it took to treat the heart condition atrial fibrillation was clipping a small device to your ear for an hour a day? That futuristic scenario could soon be a reality, according to a new study.

Neuroscience

Taming the 'hunger nerve'

Jessica Knight had tried every diet out there, from low-carb to South Beach to a mail-order boxed meal plan. Ideally, she wanted to lose 50 pounds and lower her BMI, which at more than 30 was in the obese range. But she was ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism

Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism—symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions—after the toxin travels ...

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