October 14, 2010
Eye Exercises Might Boost Fine Depth
A new study says a
push-pull training method is a good way to correct a condition
called sensory eye dominance, in which an imbalance between the
vision strength of the eyes impairs fine depth perception.
MRI Might Screen for Autism
With the aim of catching
autism in children at an earlier age than currently possible,
scientists are exploring the potential of using MRI scans as a
Sexually Aggressive Men May Forget a Woman's
The average college-aged
male has an excellent memory for whether a woman initially displays
sexual interest or rejection, especially when she's attractive, is
dressed provocatively and expresses positive sexual interest, a new
Magnet Therapy an Option for Tough-to-Treat
A treatment for major
depression that uses intense magnetic pulses to stimulate the
brain, previously shown to reduce acute symptoms for brief periods,
appears to work over the longer term when teamed with
antidepressants, researchers report.
Romantic Love: Nature's Painkiller?
In a study involving a
group of lovelorn Stanford undergrads, researchers discovered that
high-octane romantic love might be a natural analgesic.
Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health
As the world held its
breath Wednesday, transfixed by the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners
who had been trapped underground for 69 days, early indications
were that the men had survived their ordeal in surprisingly good
U.S. Hispanics Have 1 in 52 Estimated Lifetime Risk of
One in 36 Hispanic men and
one in 106 Hispanic women in the United States are at risk of being
diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. The overall estimated
lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis among Hispanics is one in 52,
according to a federal government study released Thursday.
More Evidence That Compression-Only CPR Works
should advise bystanders to use chest-compression-only CPR on heart
attack victims, rather than the standard protocol of chest
compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation, according to a new