Women may have an immune-response edge after a traumatic injury. Doctors at the University of Alabama in Birmingham say women have a tree to one advantage over men following a blunt trauma injury, such as from a car accident. The researchers say estrogen seems to push a more aggressive immune response against infections, as well as better cardiovascular function, the UAB doctors say an estrogen infusion within an hour and a half of a trauma may improve the odds of survival.
Did you flop off the New Year's bandwagon back in February? Well here's your chance to hop back on and finish out the rest of the year by making good on your good intentions. Psychiatry folks at St. Louis University School of Medicine say summer is a great time for mid-year's resolutions. Success is more likely if you focus on just one or two plans at the most.
A new study from Brown University sniffs out the burning truth - your sense of smell isn't going to wake you in a burning house. Sleep studies investigated whether people in various stages of rest would wake when exposed to pleasant and unpleasant smells, including one like smoke. The pleasant smell didn't wake anyone, and the unpleasant smell just slightly roused people in early sleep stages. However all participants woke up when a moderately loud tone rang out.