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Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer. Researchers who have identified a chemical pathway that goes awry in the brains of Fragile X … Continue reading

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Workplace weight discrimination as bad as ever

A new study out of Vanderbilt University has confirmed prior research — and what many women already know — about the earning power of fat women: they earn less than their peers across different types of work, and this holds … Continue reading

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How to Follow Your Passion Even if You Don’t Know What It Is

  Kristen Walker / Levo League @levoleague   Take note of what has consistently fascinated you for months, years, or even since you were a kid This article originally appeared on I, personally, am tired of people giving advice … Continue reading

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How could we intervene to change the climate?

Ideas range from trying to block the Sun’s rays with sulphur particles in the upper atmosphere to making the seas and deserts more reflective to forests of artificial trees soaking up carbon dioxide -concepts that seem so outlandish that many … Continue reading

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Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer

Physicians who attended medical schools in certain parts of the world, specifically the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Western Europe were less likely to screen their patients for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer than … Continue reading

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NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The candidate … Continue reading

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Changing individual health behavior a losing cause: academics

More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain’s devastating toll of ‘lifestyle’ diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to academics. A new paper, by Dr Stanley Blue, lecturer in Social Sciences … Continue reading

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Supermarket chickens: 70% affected by food bug

The figure is higher than in previous tests, which suggested a 59% contamination rate. The highest rate was found in chickens being sold by Asda. Tesco was found to have relatively low rates of contamination. Asda said it was disappointed, … Continue reading

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Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather

Human exposure to extreme weather is set to increase with continued changes in global climate and population size, location and age.  The Resilience to Extreme Weather report identifies the regions most vulnerable to floods, droughts and heatwaves over the coming … Continue reading

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Brown versus white bread: the battle for a fibre-rich diet

Choosing novel bread for its nutritious value without losing the attractiveness of white bread, is now possible thanks to European research There are two main types of bread, wholemeal, or brown, and white. But most people in Europe prefer white … Continue reading

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to compare group … Continue reading

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Ebola shows WHO needs revamp, says U.N. reformer Rudd

(Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) needs reform to prevent a recurrence of crises such as West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd said on Thursday. Rudd is leading a two-year study to suggest ways to … Continue reading

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Contact lens discomfort may be eased with Liposomal spray

Contact lens wearers with “dry eye” and discomfort may find relief from sprays or drops that add lipids back to the eye, Australian researchers say. They found that among contact lens wearers with the bothersome symptoms, the outermost layer of … Continue reading

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