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What’s Behind Our Music Tastes? Some Common Perceptions

What do we hear when we listen to music? A team of researchers has narrowed the answer down to nine basic features.
Source: Eugenio Marongiu

Metal heads, jazz purists and folkies may have more in common musically than you imagined. A new study sheds light on the shared ways in which humans perceive music. What do we really hear when we listen to music? Researchers from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have attempted to close in on the answer [...]

New Liver Gives Mother Of Three A Life Without Pain

Michelle Linss, center, is the hub of her active family, from left, Kaden, 7; Alexandria, 19; husband Eddie; and Kaleb, 11.
Source: UT Southwestern

The itching started when Michelle Linss, now 37, was pregnant with her third child. When she told her obstetrician, they thought it was due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy and would resolve following delivery. But the young El Paso woman was still itching a year later, launching a six-year journey of testing and treatment, [...]

New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young

Humboldt State Kinesiology Professor Justus Ortega conducts walking efficiency testing. Source Humboldt State

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults. The study looked at adults over the age of 65—some of whom walk for exercise and some who run for exercise. The researchers found that those who run [...]

A New Tool For Identifying Onset Of Local Influenza Outbreaks

Reich and colleagues say their new algorithm will help to signal that influenza transmission is rising in a given region and will assist public health officials, researchers, doctors and hospitals with prevention and healthcare delivery.
Source: UMass Amherst

Predicting the beginning of influenza outbreaks is notoriously difficult, and can affect prevention and control efforts. Now, just in time for flu season, biostatistician Nicholas Reich of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues at Johns Hopkins have devised a simple yet accurate method for hospitals and public health departments to determine the onset of [...]

Goodbye Drafty Backside, Hello “Model G” Patient Gown

Model G, developed by the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital and manufactured by Carhartt, is available in multiple colors, allowing it to be tailored for any hospital or health care need. Source: Henry Ford Health System

A new Detroit design is rolling off the assembly line in the Motor City in 2015, made with a cotton-poplin blend for comfort, color-coded trim for ease of use and – most importantly – a closed backside that finally offers patients more privacy and comfort in the hospital. Called Model G™, it will be the [...]

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