Lofar’s record-sharp image gives astronomers a new view of galaxy M 82

An international team of astronomers led from Chalmers University of Technology has used the giant radio telescope Lofar to create the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths. Made by observing simultaneously from four countries, including Sweden, the image shows the glowing center of the galaxy Messier 82 — and many bright remnants of supernova explosions. —> Read More Here

Facelift surgery after massive weight loss poses challenges, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Patients undergoing bariatric surgery for severe obesity are often left with excess, sagging skin affecting all areas of the body — including the face. The unique challenges of facelift surgery in this group of patients — and effective techniques for addressing them — are presented in a paper in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. —> Read More Here

Postpartum Depression Can Start As Soon As You’re Pregnant

Having a new baby is supposed to be a joyful experience — but for many women, it comes with some significant mental health challenges.

While up to 70 percent of women report some experience of “baby blues” after giving birth, postpartum depression affects roughly 16 percent of new mothers.

But there is a wide variety in how women experience postpartum depression. New University of North Carolina research breaks down postpartum depression into three distinct subtypes.

According to the study, some women experience the onset of depressive symptoms during pregnancy, which can result in a greater risk of developing the most severe type of postpartum depression.

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody of UNC’s Perinatal Psychiatry Program said that it’s important that doctors be aware of the various ways that postpartum depression presents itself.

“A thorough assessment of a women’s history is necessary to guide appropriate clinical and treatment decisions,” Meltzer-Brody said in a statement. “We now understand that postpartum depression can have onset of symptoms that may begin in pregnancy. Improved understanding of the differences in clinical presentation of postpartum depression impacts the implementation and interpretation of screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research of perinatal —> Read More Here

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Seattle Seahawks

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You might know that the Seattle Seahawks are going to destroy the New England Patriots this Sunday, but despite your fandom for the blue and green, there’s probably some trivia you’d like to brush up on about your favorite team.

Especially if you’re one of the diehard Twelves, you’ve got to learn these five things about the Seahawks before they take on the Patriots at Super Bowl XLIX.

Grab some Skittles and keep reading.

1. The logo was based off a real transformation mask made by the regional Kwakwaka’wakw tribe.

The designers for the Seattle Seahawks logo were inspired by native Northwest Coast art, specifically settling on a Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask. In 2014, Robin K. Wright, Curator of Native American art at the Burke Museum in Washington, wrote an article about the mask which at the time had unknown whereabouts. But Wright’s article ended up causing the mask to be rediscovered at the Hudson Museum in Maine, which had not originally been mentioning anything about Seahawk logo inspiration.

The mask’s similarities to the Seattle Seahawks logo went unnoticed while at the Hudson Museum because it was always featured in an open position, showing the human face inside rather —> Read More Here

55,000-Year-Old Skull Fossil Sheds New Light on Human Migration out of Africa

A human skull fragment recently unearthed at Manot Cave in Israel provides strong evidence that both anatomically modern Homo sapiens and Neanderthals inhabited the southern Levant during the late Pleistocene and could have interbred 55,000 years ago, about ten millenia earlier than previously thought. Discovered in 2008 during construction activities, Manot is a prehistoric cave [...] —> Read More Here

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