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UK pledges £100m to global efforts to eradicate polio

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Money will fund vaccination of 45 million children annually until 2020, when the world could finally be declared polio-free.
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Study: Psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 05:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic magic mushrooms.
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Researchers Find Vulnerability That Will Allow Them To Kill “particularly Aggressive” Form Of Leukemia

Posted in Medicine on 4th Aug, 2017 12:11 PM
by Alex Muller
'Our findings suggest two drug strategies to treat AML,'
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Depression is the single biggest predictor of death for heart patients

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
A major new study from the Intermountain Medical Center has shown how the death rate for depressed heart patients is double that of non-depressed heart patients
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Drug Restores Brain Function in Alzheimer's Animal Model

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2017 03:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Amyloid beta is a protein believed to be a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
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High sugar intake linked with poorer long-term mental health

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2017 04:17 PM
by Alex Muller
Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intakes, according to UCL research.
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Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life'

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jul, 2017 04:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer.
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Ketamine has 'truly remarkable' effect on depression

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2017 03:13 PM
by Alex Muller
After six months, 43% of the subjects said they had no significant symptoms of depression
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Eye test could help diagnose autism

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain.
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New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2017 03:53 PM
by Alex Muller
National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a single drop of blood, with a clinical study set to start from next month.
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Scientists find virtual reality can reduce the pain associated with dental treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
A virtual coastal environment can be employed to manage pain, according to research published in the scientific journal Environment and Behavior.
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Depression changes brain structure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.
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Artificial intelligence can help better diagnose schizophrenia, says IBM researchers

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2017 01:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Machine learning algorithms can help diagnose schizophrenia more quickly and accurately, according to new research.
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Blood test detects Alzheimer’s plaques building up in brain

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2017 12:57 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test can detect whether plaques of beta-amyloid are building up in a person’s brain, a sign that they may develop Alzheimer’s disease.
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9 lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2017 06:29 PM
by Alex Muller
One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.
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