How the heart changes our sensory perception

How the heart changes our sensory perception

A new study helps explain why our sensitivity to external sensory stimuli fluctuates with the beating of our hearts. Share on PinterestNew research finds a connection between external stimuli and a person’s heart rate. According to popular culture, the brain and heart work in opposition to each other. The brain is the seat of rational, […]
Childhood adversity linked to heart disease in middle age

Childhood adversity linked to heart disease in middle age

Growing up in a challenging family environment is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality in middle age, according to a large prospective study. Lasting physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes are likely to play a role. Share...
First bowel imaging study implicates blood clots

First bowel imaging study implicates blood clots

People with COVID-19 often experience gastrointestinal symptoms. An analysis of abdominal scans suggests that blood clots in small arteries may starve bowel tissue of oxygen in the most severely ill patients. Share on PinterestA recent study uses CT scans to...
Scientists identify promising drug candidates

Scientists identify promising drug candidates

By mapping interactions between human proteins and the new coronavirus, researchers have pinpointed 29 potential treatments using drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a wide range of other conditions. Share on PinterestScientists have...