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"I study some of the oldest art in the world — the art from caves in Europe from the Ice Age, between 10,000 and 40,000 years old.
Eric Essex from the Alys Stephens Center joins the show to talk about upcoming events.
Four Special Tactics airmen, part of an elite Special Operations Surgical Team, will receive the Bronze Star this week for providing quick, life-saving care during an overwhelming surge of casualties while forward-deployed with special operations forces in the fight against the Islamic State.
Open-label placebo may reduce fatigue in cancer survivors, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Scientific Reports.
The bigger driver of overdose deaths was “the broader drug environment” — meaning the expanded supply of opioid painkillers, heroin, and illicit fentanyl over the past decade and a half, which has made these drugs much more available and, therefore, easier to misuse and overdose on.
“There’s no evidence you stop overdoses by taking patients off opioids against their will."
Vohra says UAB researchers will continue studies to manipulate grain size and the adhesive strength at the interface to optimize nanocrystalline diamond micro-anvils for high-pressure research.
A physical activity intervention significantly reduced perceived sleep dysfunction among breast cancer survivors, according to results of a randomized controlled study.
People who need to avoid potassium in their diets because of kidney disease or other health issues may want to steer clear of reduced-sodium sandwich meats, researchers say.
“What was once a death sentence when we opened the clinic is now a manageable chronic disease.”
One of the world's leading experts on Antarctica, McClintock introduces readers to this fascinating frozen world and the extraordinary wildlife that persists despite the harsh conditions.
Another potential fake news threat looms on the horizon: artificially generated fake video.
The small study of 32 obese men and women, half of whom had a habit of binge eating, suggests that satiety hormones may be lower during the evening hours, while hunger hormones rise toward nightfall and may be stoked even higher by stressful situations.
As for the flu, "it is pretty much all of a sudden: You will have fevers, body aches, sore throat, coughs, and then you can have other symptoms as well, such as shortness of breath."
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a novel method to better protect Crypto Phones from eavesdropping and other forms of man-in-the-middle attacks.
Bernard Camins, MD, associate professor at the University of Alabama, said that people frequently mistake flu symptoms with those of the common cold. "Flu symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue. The common cold very rarely gives you fever or chills, or muscle or body aches."
A 12-year-old suing the federal government may have a whiff of adorableness. But for Alexis Bortell, who filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions last fall, it's a choice she had to make to save her life.
Dr. Candice Dye, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama agrees, and tells Romper, “The flu often gives you muscle aches, also known as myalgias. If this is accompanied with a high fever and also respiratory symptoms, it could be the flu.”
"Social isolation is an independent contributor to death, and you can put that right up there with heart disease and cancer," said Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.
"For cancer survivors, especially those who are older, we look for lifestyle changes that can help them get healthier but are also holistic and have meaning," said lead author Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, chair of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Comprehensive Cancer Center.
While obesity has been linked to abnormal ovarian cycles in other large mammals, the new findings suggest there is not an association between body fat and reproductive cycling in zoo elephants.
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