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Angry Outbursts Really Do Hurt Your Health, Doctors Find

wsj.com — Medical researchers increasingly are finding just how toxic outbursts of anger can be. New evidence suggests people increase their risk for a heart attack more than eightfold shortly after an intensely angry episode. Anger can also help bring on strokes and irregular heartbeat, other research shows.

A short fuse may be a shortcut to disease

bdlive.co.za — MEDICAL researchers increasingly are finding just how toxic outbursts of anger can be. New evidence suggests people increase their risk for a heart attack more than eightfold shortly after an intensely angry episode. Anger can also help bring on strokes and irregular heartbeat, other research shows.

Holy Grail: Pain Pills Without the High

wsj.com — Last year, scientists enlisted 40 recreational drug users to test one of the hottest questions in pharmaceutical research: Is it possible to develop a strong painkiller that doesn't make people high? The participants, who acknowledged a history of illicit drug use, received three different injections-an experimental painkiller from Cara Therapeutics Inc., an older painkiller and saline.

Ultrasound Shows Promise in Mice for Treating Alzheimer’s

wsj.com — Ultrasound treatment helped remove brain plaques and improve memory in mice genetically engineered to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, an intriguing but early-stage result that underscores the variety of approaches scientists are testing against the disease. The study was carried out on mice specially bred with a genetic defect that causes Alzheimer's.

Rally in New York Pays Tribute to Slain Russian Opposition Leader

blogs.wsj.com — About one hundred Russians, Ukrainians and others braved heavy snowfall in New York City Sunday afternoon to rally against the war in Ukraine, and in tribute to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Like the large rally held in Moscow on Sunday, the New York gathering was initially planned as an anti-war demonstration.

How Bad Sitting Posture at Work Leads to Bad Standing Posture All the Time

wsj.com — Looks like your mother was right when she told you to sit up straight. There's growing evidence that good posture contributes to a range of health benefits, from reducing back and joint pain to boosting mood. Health-care practitioners from physical therapists to surgeons to psychologists increasingly take posture into account when evaluating patients, and offer tips and tools for improvement.

Medtronic Tops Expectations On Sales Strength

wsj.com — Medtronic PLC posted better-than-expected results in its January quarter despite a hit from currency effects, in the last quarter before the medical-device maker closed on its $43 billion merger with Covidien PLC and reincorporated to Dublin. The merger, combining two of the world's largest surgical-implant and hospital-supply companies, closed in late January after drawing scrutiny over a tax tactic criticized by U.S.

Doctors Work to Ease Vaccine Fears

wsj.com — Pediatricians face growing numbers of parents who question or reject vaccinations for their children. Now, public health experts are working on new ways to help these doctors hone their pitches to families. Pediatricians need to step up their game, the researchers say, to counter a spigot of unscientific antivaccine material distributed over...

5 Things to Know About Measles

blogs.wsj.com — No. Measles vaccine, most commonly given via the combination MMR shot, is "extraordinarily safe" and has been given to hundreds of millions of children around the world, Dr. Schaffner notes. Despite some parents' fears, numerous studies have debunked the theory that measles vaccine or MMR might cause autism, including a 2004 review of epidemiological studies by the U.S.

Vaccine Skeptics on the Rise

wsj.com — The measles outbreak that began at California's Disneyland Resort last month is part of a new trend that worries public health officials. Large outbreaks in the U.S. of the highly infectious disease have become more common in the past two years, even though measles hasn't been indigenous since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Mar 28, 2015

RT @sasha_sotnik: Вернулись с Москворецкого моста, который все чаще в народе именуют как Немцов мост. Думаю, в итоге он и останется... fb.me/7afBgztdC

Mar 28, 2015

Fascinating: Confessions of a Russian internet troll, who got paid to praise Putin & slam the West. rferl.mobi/a/how-to-guide…

Mar 26, 2015

@ianbremmer to be fair, we've put a lot of boots on the ground in recent decades and it's not totally clear its done a lot of good

Mar 26, 2015

@oflynnkevin What was the name of the Mexican restaurant at the Intourist? The one with the view? That place was the best.

Mar 26, 2015

@oflynnkevin Aah, yes, but I remember when that was the Intourist, where spitting was all but encouraged!

Mar 26, 2015

RT @whitegl: Another day in the Urals: speeding drunk cop crashes into a parked cop car, with a cop in it (also drunk) uralpolit.ru/news/sverdl/22…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @KevinRothrock: The 3 phases of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, according to @Sergey_Elkin RT @Fake_MIDRF: Три лица одного президента: pic.twitter.com/xXAtJr9eJM

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