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Seven hours sleep is better than eight, you live longer

November 22, 2017

How much sleep should we have? In Japan, researchers found that people who slept for eight hours a day had shorter lives than those who slept just seven hours a day. How much sleep we should have is a changing mystery. Our grandparents always told us that eight hours sleep every night is the ideal. This Japanese study followed the sleeping patterns of 100,000 people for ten years. They found that people who slept an average of seven hours a night had longer lives than anyone else. This ea...

Rodent Smoke Screen

November 21, 2017

Rat model shows tobacco smoke exposure induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence Rats passively exposed to tobacco smoke become dependent on nicotine, according to a new study1 by Dr. Adrie Bruijnzeel and colleagues from the University of Florida in the US. Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure to tobacco smoke have implications for the study of the effects of tobacco smoke on the human brain even from passive exposure to other smokers, and for future studies testi...

University Of Utah Opens Veterans Support Center

November 20, 2017

This year, the University of Utah (the U.) established a Veterans Support Center to serve as a focal point for student veteran activities and to help them transition into the sometimes unnerving world of civilian life. The center, located on the first floor of the Olpin Union Building, is officially open and under the direction of Roger L. Perkins, who came to the U from a similar position at Western Governor's University. The center, located on the first floor of the Olpin Union Building, ...

Study Reports GYNECARE THERMACHOICE III Helps Most Women With Heavy Periods Return To Normal Or Less Bleeding

November 19, 2017

Results from a multicenter, prospective clinical trial showed that nine out of 10 women undergoing treatment with GYNECARE THERMACHOICE III Uterine Balloon Therapy System to treat menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual periods, returned to a normal bleeding rate or less. The data were presented earlier this week at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists meeting in Las Vegas. Women in the 250-patient trial were randomized to receive postablation curettage (PAC) or to no posta...

AUA Survey Results Show Rise In Physician Use Of Mini Vaginal Slings Over Next Two Years

November 18, 2017

Millennium Research Group (MRG) conducted a detailed survey covering urology during the recent 2007 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting. Results of this study are analyzed in the company's US and European Urologist Survey: Emerging Technologies report. The information collected at the May conference concluded that 40 percent of US and European respondents currently not using mini vaginal slings anticipate adopting them in the next two years. Mini-vaginal slings, recently introd...