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Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia

Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety in social...

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

Fishing for an epilepsy treatment - A zebrafish model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of pediatric epilepsy, may help scientists quickly find drugs for the devastating disease.Scott Baraban, Ph.D., University of California, San...

Should We Commit To Eradicate Malaria Worldwide?

For Bruno Moonen, Deputy Director for malaria at the Global Health Program, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. He points out that the world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a...
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Discovery of genetic ‘switch’ could help to prevent symptoms of Parkinson’s

"Studying the roles of genes such as ATF4 in human neurons could lead to tailored interventions that could one day prevent or delay the neuronal loss seen in Parkinson's" - Dr Miguel Martins, MRC...

Phage In The Time Of Cholera

Although they don't generally make headlines, Vibrio cholerae infections wreak havoc in areas of the world with poor sanitation, causing millions of cases of cholera and over 100,000 deaths each year. A cholera infection can range from...
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Study Confirms Benefits of Fennel in Reducing Postmenopause Symptoms

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 17, 2017)—Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that...
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New Protein Discovered In Ageing And Cancer

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings...
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Child obesity ’35-40 percent’ inherited from parents

Around 35-40 per cent of a child's BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. For the most obese children, the proportion rises to...
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Alzheimer’s Drug Donepezil Prescribed Off-label Could Pose Risk For Some

FINDINGS Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. UCLA School of Nursing researchers discovered that for...
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Older Age at Menopause and Use of Hormone Therapy Produce Increased Risk of Hearing...

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 10, 2017)—It has long been suspected that menopause and the use of hormones had a direct effect on hearing. However, findings from previous studies have been conflicting, with some suggesting that...