In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.
The speed in which you see moving objects around you, can be shifted up or down with the help of a stimulus such as a video. In their study, Visual adaptation alters the apparent speed of real-world actions, researchers from University of Lincoln and University of Stirling have shown that the perceived speed of a moving object can be altered with a stimulus, such as an adapting video, which was used in their experiment.
If you want to understand why Americans work too much, you should. Studies regularly find that Americans are among the most overworked peoples in the industrialized world. A survey by Staples in 2015 discovered that more than half of all Americans (53 percent) are burned out and overworked, while another study found that the average European works 19 percent less than the average American. Despite these trends, however,Americans continue to retire later and reduce their vacation time.
That sponge in your kitchen sink harbors zillions of microbes, including close relatives of the bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis, according to a new study. One of the microbes, Moraxella osloensis, can cause infections in people with a weak immune system and is also known for making laundry stink, possibly explaining your sponge’s funky odor. Researchers made the discovery by sequencing the microbial DNA of 14 used kitchen sponges, they report this month in Scientific Reports.
A southern Indiana veteran was prescribed a Zoll Life Vest, an external defibrillator, to protect his life while battling a heart condition. But his health insurance company has denied coverage for the device. The Nunley family was hit with tragedy in November 2016 when 31-year-old Matthew Nunley was diagnosed with congestive heart failure as a result of a the flu. Doctors told Nunley it was a one-in-10,000 chance a virus would attack his heart like that. His heart was functioning in the 10-15 percent range when he was diagnosed.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation–a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease.
This week the Goldwater rule has come into focus – the convention that psychologists should not give an opinion about the mental state of a person they have not examined. Recently, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) emailed its members to remind them that they as individual practitioners are not bound by the Goldwater rule (which is a rule of the American Psychiatric Association, APA), and that they should feel free to offer fact-based but non-specific assessments of public figures – figures like Donald Trump.
Three young siblings are being cared for by family members after both parents tragically died just weeks apart. On July 11, Jevaughn Suckoo, 26, was shot and killed at an apartment complex in West Palm Beach, CBS 12 reported. Three days later, his girlfriend, Stephanie Caceres, gave birth to twins, but developed fatal complications stemming from the delivery.