Παρασκευή, 16 Μαΐου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Single episode of binge drinking can adversely affect health, according to new study

Posted: 15 May 2014 10:22 AM PDT

A single episode of binge drinking can have significant negative health effects resulting in bacteria leaking from the gut, leading to increased levels of endotoxins in the blood, clinical scientists have found. Greater gut permeability and increased endotoxin levels have been linked to many of the health issues related to chronic drinking, including alcoholic liver disease.

Computer specialists draw the map of the talk in social networks

Posted: 15 May 2014 06:55 AM PDT

Computer scientists have developed a web service that is able to search and retrieve data from social networks and position them on a map for further study and use. The geolocated analysis of social networks performed by this "Web 2.0 Broker Service" enables to visualize where people are talking about something, thus allowing, for example, that advertising agencies can track, measure and analyze the impact of advertising campaigns, or that agencies such as the European Forest Center detect in real time where and when people are talking about a forest fire.

This is your brain on meditation: Brain processes more thoughts, feelings during meditation, study shows

Posted: 15 May 2014 06:55 AM PDT

Meditation is more than just a way to calm our thoughts and lower stress levels: our brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation than when you are simply relaxing, a coalition of researchers has found. "The study indicates that nondirective meditation allows for more room to process memories and emotions than during concentrated meditation," says a co-author of the study.

Study may explain link between antibiotic use in infants, asthma

Posted: 14 May 2014 05:57 PM PDT

Children who receive antibiotics before their first birthday might be at an increased risk of developing asthma, new research has confirmed. However, the findings suggest that it is impaired viral immunity and genetic variants on a region of chromosome 17 that increase the risk of both antibiotic use in early life and later development of asthma rather than the antibiotics themselves, as previously thought.

Why athletes are more likely to need pacemakers in old age

Posted: 13 May 2014 08:32 AM PDT

A new study has shed light on why athletes are more likely to have abnormal heart rhythms. Elderly athletes with a lifelong history of training and competing in endurance events like marathons, triathlons and iron man challenges can have heart rhythm disturbances, known as arrhythmias. The finding overturns the commonly held belief that an increased activity of the autonomic nervous system causes this specific reaction to endurance training.

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