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2011-02-08 08:00:00

Hibernating, it turns out, is much more complicated than one might think. Research published in the latest issue of the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology illustrates a complex series of changes that occur in grizzly bears' hearts as they hibernate. The changes guard against complications that could arise from greatly reduced activity. A grizzly hibernates five to six months of the year. During that time, its heart rate slows drastically from around 84 beats per minute when active...

2008-09-15 12:10:00

U.S. physicians have described the unusual case of a 35-year-old woman who suffered a stroke minutes after having sexual intercourse. Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, said the woman probably had the stroke because of several factors, including birth control pills, a venous blood clot, sexual intercourse and a heart defect. Doctors said they think a small clot formed in one of the veins in the woman's thigh, broke loose and traveled to the right atrium of the heart....

2008-07-15 03:00:11

By Broy, Charles Bennett, Steven ABSTRACT Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is an uncommon congenital abnormality that occurs in 0.4 to 0.7% of postmortem examinations. Ninety percent of these anomalies are associated with an atrial septal defect. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return occurs more commonly on the right than the left and is manifested by abnormal return of the pulmonary veins to the central venous circulation. Most patients are asymptomatic, but when...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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