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It seems rather weird: You see an artificial hand lying on a table in front of you knowing exactly it isn't your real hand. Nevertheless, you feel as though it actually belongs to your body. Your brain delivers the illusion that the artificial hand is a part of your body – even though you know for a fact that it is not. [more...]
 

There are two phenomena which basically determine the lives of all organisms: the continuous day-and-night cycle and the occurrence of sudden events. To respond adequately to this, organisms have developed special mechanisms that have one surprising thing in common. [more...]
 

Media-Psychology: "Boys who report a high involvement with the computer, report fewer psychosomatic symptoms than their less computerminded agemates. This relationship even becomes stronger over time. Computer-involved boys not only report better well-being, but they are able to even improve their psychosomatic status over time. This effect is most pronounced for boys who expressed a high sense of developmental pressure," Professor Dr. Klaus Boehnke and colleagues report (in the textbook New Media in Everyday Life). [more...]
 

"People in prisons are disproportionally affected by drug dependence, bloodborne virus infections and other diseases as compared to the population outside of prison. Despite the research evidence demonstrating the need and effectiveness of harm reduction programmes in prisons, and despite the multiple international guidelines recommending their implementation, politicians, prison staff, and professionals in many countries are still resistant to implementing these essential public health measures," Professor Dr. Heino Stöver (Frankfurt/Main) criticises in the study "Harm reduction in European prisons". [more...]
 

Living donors are important to increasing the number of viable grafts for liver transplantation. A new study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, found that ambivalence is common among donor candidates. However, providing social support may help minimize the donors' concerns regarding donation. [more...]
 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Premier, Inc. have released new research on the widespread use of unnecessary and duplicative antibiotics in U.S. hospitals, which could have led to an estimated $163 million in excess costs. The inappropriate use of antibiotics can increase risk to patient safety, reduce the efficacy of these drugs and drive up avoidable healthcare costs. The study is published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). [more...]
 
A new study that surveyed physicians and nurses in hospitals within cancer centers in Germany suggests that many patients there do not experience a dignified death. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates the need for cancer centers to invest more in palliative care services, adequate rooms for dying patients, staff training in end-of-life care, and advance-care-planning standards. [more...]
 

The needles in the haystack: Matt Dean of USC (left) holds a box containing a dolphin skeleton and Jim Dines of NHM (right) holds up the pelvic bones. They searched through more than 10,000 boxes like this of unsorted cetacean bones for pelvic bones to study. Pelvic bones can be a hassle to collect and have long been thought to be vestigial, so often they're not collected with the rest of the skeleton. Dean and Dines found pelvic bones in only about two percent of the boxes of skeletons that they searched through. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Both whales and dolphins have pelvic (hip) bones, evolutionary remnants from when their ancestors walked on land more than 40 million years ago. Common wisdom has long held that those bones are simply vestigial, slowly withering away like tailbones on humans. [more...]
 

Scientific evidence shows that our society is on a perilous trajectory. Fundamental lifestyle changes are urgently needed, but we consume more, we travel more, we talk more about unavoidable collapse, while we think less about alternatives. [more...]
 

Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. [more...]
 
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