Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! What do you have in store for the next few days? The crisp fall weather paired with sunshine here in Nashville has me motivated to work on a few projects around the house. I’m in to-do list checkoff mode right now and plan to make some significant progress on my tasks. Paired with a social engagement or two, I think a pretty good Saturday is in store. If you could use some reading material to make it through to the weekend, check out this week’s more interesting medical news.
Study says wounds that occur at nighttime take 60 percent longer to heal than those sustained during the day, but does the data support the claim? Cell behavior is controlled by circadian rhythms making day vs. nighttime healing differences possible. More research is needed to see just how much timing plays a part in healing.
Christmas music is bad for your mental health, British psychologist says. Psychologist Linda Blair says that holiday tunes remind you of everything you need to do before the big day arrives. Store workers are most at risk from being drained by the cheery music.
Dust off those weights! Strength exercise is just as vital as aerobic according to new research. A study of 80,000 adults shows that sit ups and push ups could add years to your life. According to this study, people who do strength-based exercise have a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death.
Florida boy, 8, nearly killed by pencil. The third grader accidentally stabbed himself with the writing implement which was poking out of his backpack where it jabbed an artery.
Daydreaming is good: it means you’re smart! A recent study suggests that people with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering. Individuals who report more mind wandering score higher on intellectual and creative ability.
Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day. The Indian government is taking far-reaching actions to curb the pollution problem even and protect citizens going so far as to close schools and place a partial ban on private car use.
Scientists have identified the mechanism that helps us inhibit unwanted thoughts. The finding helps explain why people who suffer from PTSD, depression, and schizophrenia often experience persistent intrusive thoughts when these circuits go awry.
What happens when you put 500,000 people’s DNA online? Company U.K. Biobank has done just that providing a valuable new tool for science.
America’s drug overdose death rate keeps getting worse. A report from the CDC shows that drug overdoses rose dramatically in the last quarter of last year. More than three out of five deaths involve an opioid.
Have a fantastic weekend!