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What is cholesterol test?

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The cholesterol test is a quantitative analysis of the cholesterol levels in a sample of the patient’s blood. Total serum cholesterol (TC) is the measurement routinely taken. Doctors sometimes order a complete lipoprotein profile to better evaluate the risk for atherosclerosis (coronary artery disease, or CAD).Read More »What is cholesterol test?

How the brain decides

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In making a decision, our brains operate like a bookie’s computer, weighing the actions of others in the same way that we learn from our mistakes in order to calculate the odds, according to a study.

Scientists observing the brain activity of volunteers who worked through a series of tests say the results challenge conventional theories about how — and where — decisions are formed in the brain. Read More »How the brain decides