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Medical Xpress / Researcher offers new explanation for consciousness

Consciousness is your awareness of yourself and the world around you. This awareness is subjective and unique to you.

35 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Weighted blankets found to increase melatonin

A new study from Uppsala University shows that using a weighted blanket at bedtime increases melatonin in young adults. This hormone increases in response to darkness, and some evidence suggests that it promotes sleep. The ...

36 minutes ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Study casts doubt on routine use of anesthesiologists in cataract surgery

Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists routinely at bedside during cataract surgery, which accounts for more than 2 million surgeries per year in the U.S., according ...

35 minutes ago in Ophthalmology
Medical Xpress / Masks saw more than 90% of deaf people struggle to communicate during pandemic

Mandatory mask wearing saw more than 90% of deaf people struggle to communicate during the pandemic, University of Essex research has revealed. It also discovered that 76% missed vital information and 59% felt disconnected ...

17 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Study finds widespread bias, discrimination directed toward people with disabilities who seek health care

More than 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities report having a difficult time accessing health care and often find that doctors' offices refuse to accommodate them. ...

4 minutes ago in Health
Medical Xpress / Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA (Update)

Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for his discoveries on human evolution that provided key insights into our immune system and what makes us unique compared with our extinct cousins, the ...

3 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Study lays foundation to predict antidepressant response in people with suicide attempts

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that people with major depressive disorder and a history of attempted suicide have distinct biomarkers that correlate with their response to antidepressant therapy. The new findings, ...

1 hour ago in Medications
Medical Xpress / Tricking the brain into thinking it's fasting to better cope with inflammation

Mice who have been tricked into thinking they are fasting manage inflammation more easily, according to neurobiologists at The University of Manchester and collaborators from the University of Naples "Federico II," in Italy.

1 hour ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Significant antiviral activity of bulevirtide for treatment of chronic hepatitis D infection

Between 10 and 20 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis D virus (HDV). HDV infection is always associated with hepatitis B virus infection. So far there has been no satisfactory therapeutic option for this ...

5 hours ago in Medications
Medical Xpress / Higher body temperature alters key protein in autoinflammatory disorder

A new study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research shows how rises in core body temperature may trigger the inflammatory flares in people with a rare genetic autoinflammatory disease.

2 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Study is first to show role of genomic changes in specific brain cells in Alzheimer's disease

New research—which studied genomic changes in different types of brain cells—has yielded a potentially surprising result: many of the changes in Alzheimer's disease are in brain cells other than neurons, the cells that ...

2 hours ago in Genetics
Medical Xpress / New heart attack insight could lead to better survival rates after surgery

New research shows how doctors can improve the timing of surgery for some heart attack patients by analyzing the levels of a particular protein.

5 hours ago in Cardiology