Blue light can significantly reduce blood pressure

Blue light can significantly reduce blood pressure Blue light can significantly reduce blood pressure Blue light exposure significantly decreased systolic blood pressure and increased heart rate as compared to control. In parallel, blue light significantly increased forearm blood flow, flow-mediated dilation, circulating nitric oxide species and nitroso compounds while it decreased forearm vascular resistance and…

Bots actually target and pursue individual influencers

New research co-authored by assistant research professor and associate director of Informatics at the University of Southern California Department of Computer Science, Emilio Ferrara, looks at ‘social hacking’ over social networks that can increase violent commentary and can affect voting behavior. Source: Bots actually target and pursue individual influencers

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

Drug used for PTSD may worsen nightmares, not reduce suicidal thoughts

Public Release: 19-Nov-2018 Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Nightmares and insomnia often accompany posttraumatic stress disorder and increase suicide risk. A small study looking at whether the drug prazosin, best known for treating high blood pressure but also used to treat PTSD-related sleep problems, can reduce suicidal…

Healthcare providers — not hackers — leak more of your data

Public Release: 19-Nov-2018 Michigan State University Your personal identity may fall at the mercy of sophisticated hackers on many websites, but when it comes to health data breaches, hospitals, doctors offices and even insurance companies are oftentimes the culprits. New research from Michigan State University and Johns Hopkins University found that more than half of…

Probiotic LGG and Butyrate Rapidly Increase Bone Density

Probiotic LGG and Butyrate Rapidly Increase Bone Density Probiotics increase bone volume in healthy mice “We were surprised by the potency of the gut microbiome in regulating bone and by the complexity of the mechanism of action of probiotics,” Pacifici says. “In general, there is a lot of interest in the concept that the gut…