Κυριακή, 30 Μαρτίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Are statins good for your love life?

Posted: 29 Mar 2014 02:51 PM PDT

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according to research. "The increase in erectile function scores with statins was approximately one-third to one-half of what has been reported with drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra," said an author.

Stigmas, once evolutionarily sound, are now bad health strategies

Posted: 28 Mar 2014 02:52 PM PDT

Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to researchers. Stigmatizing and ostracizing members stricken with infectious diseases may have helped groups of early humans survive. But "the things that made stigmas a more functional strategy thousands of years ago rarely exist now," explained one author

Migraine attacks increase following stress 'let-down'

Posted: 26 Mar 2014 03:19 PM PDT

Migraine sufferers who experienced reduced stress from one day to the next are at significantly increased risk of migraine onset on the subsequent day. "This study highlights the importance of stress management and healthy lifestyle habits for people who live with migraine," said a study co-author. "It is important for people to be aware of rising stress levels and attempt to relax during periods of stress rather than allowing a major build up to occur. This could include exercising or attending a yoga class or may be as simple as taking a walk or focusing on one's breath for a few minutes."

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