As Temperatures Dip, Risk of Stroke Rises. Changes in temperature may impact stroke risk, hospitalization, and even death from stroke, new research says. Time Healthland, 02/12/2014. (Also see Vascular Involvement)
Winter Workout: Shiver Away the Pounds. A new study reports that shivering can lead to some of the same slimming benefits as exercise. Time Healthland, 02/04/2014.
Human Emotions Are Not as Complex as We Thought. Forget the conventional thinking that humans are complex creatures with a wide range of emotions. New research suggest we only have four. Time Healthland, 02/05/2014.
New therapies raise hope for a breakthrough in tackling cancer. Immune-checkpoint blockade is a form of immunotherapy, meaning it aims to help the patient's own immune system fight cancer. Washington Post, 02/18/2014. (Also see Cancer and Scleroderma)
Loneliness and feeling unloved TWICE as likely to kill you as being fat… as scientists warn against elderly retiring to sunnier climes. Being lonely in later life could be worse for your health than obesity, according to research. Mail Online, 02/16/2014.
Forgotten your keys? Memory loss as you age is entirely normal, scientists conclude… and they even say a 'cure' is in sight. Forgetting where you put your keys or someone's name is a perfectly normal part of the aging process and well underway by the age of 40, scientists have said. Mail Online, 02/15/2014.
Rheuminations: New RA Antibody Coming Soon? Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who don't do well with the available biologic therapies may soon have another therapeutic option: monoclonal antibodies that target granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). MedPage Today, 02/20/2014. (Also see Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments)
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