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After another failed clinical trial, new Alzheimer’s treatment attacks disease from ‘different angle’

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The field of Alzheimer’s research is one filled with disappointment. [Recently], yet another drug failed its Phase 3 clinical trial, ...
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Technological ‘leap forward’ moves artificial wombs closer to reality

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In 2017, a team of Australian and Japanese scientists announced a breakthrough that could someday save the lives of countless babies. They ...

Using ketamine for depression or recreation: What’s the difference?

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[G]iven ketamine’s long-standing reputation as a recreational drug—so notorious that users talk about entering a “K-hole” after taking it—you might ...
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Esketamine touted as ‘game changer’ for depression—but who gets to use it?

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[Recently,] the Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s Spravato, the nasal spray version of a ketamine-like sedative, for ...
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Are we closer to determining what a ‘conscious brain’ looks like?

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Most of the time, it’s easy to tell when someone is consciously aware. But there are many tragic cases when ...
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Fighting depression: Nasal-based ketamine spray clears key FDA hurdle

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One of the largest hurdles to ketamine becoming a mainstream depression treatment may have just been cleared. On [February 12], ...
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Is breakfast really important for weight loss? New study says no

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Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out [January 30] ...
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Could ‘aggressively’ attacking high blood pressure prevent cognitive decline?

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Some five million Americans live with dementia, most often Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s almost certain that as the general population ...
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‘Perfect’ replicas of human blood vessels grown in lab

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An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are ...
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Even just a bit of exercise might help you live longer, study shows

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Yet another study highlights the importance of getting up and doing something—anything!—to be physically active. It suggests that sedentary people ...
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What the bulldog’s distinctive tail can tell us about this rare human genetic disorder

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One of the most distinctive body parts of your typical English bulldog, French bulldog, or Boston terrier—their coiled screw tail—might ...
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Are we ready for the ethical issues surrounding newborn genetic screening?

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In the not-too-distant future, it will be possible to get a complete readout of a person’s genetics with ease, even ...
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Do you really have a food allergy? Only 10 percent of Americans do, study claims

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Millions of Americans might be mistaken about their self-professed food allergy, suggests a new survey. It found that while nearly ...

Childhood antibiotics use linked to higher risk of mental illness in study

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[Antibiotic] overuse can help create bacterial superbugs resistant to future antibiotics. But a new study published [December 5] in JAMA Psychiatry suggests ...
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Treating depression with brain-stimulating implants

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[A] new study out of the University of California, San Francisco, published [November 29] in Current Biology, seems to offer an intriguing ...
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Transplanted uterus leads to successful birth of baby girl

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A team of doctors in Brazil have announced a medical first that could someday help countless women unable to have ...

‘Scarier than we knew’: Dementia-causing prions can spread through the eyes

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One of the strangest things that can sicken us—a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion—is ...
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The stuff that ‘makes magic mushrooms so magic’ moves closer to FDA approval for treating depression

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The active ingredient that makes magic mushrooms so magic—the psychedelic drug psilocybin—is one step closer to becoming a legal treatment for ...
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‘First drug of its kind’ flu medication gains approval

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The flu vaccine remains the best proactive way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the influenza virus. But ...
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Does the internet ‘mess with your brain’? New international project aims to find out

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As anyone who has spent any amount of time on Twitter can tell you, the internet can bring out the ...
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Erectile dysfunction? If you carry this gene, you have a 26% increased risk

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A group of scientists believe they’ve uncovered at least some of the genetic risk factors that can contribute to a ...
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Understanding cancer risk: Why your genetic test results may need another look

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The first wave of routine genetics testing has already helped millions of people learn about their hereditary risk for certain ...
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Canada’s shady stem cell clinics

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Doctors selling dubious stem cell treatments isn’t just a problem in the U.S., suggests a new study published in Regenerative Medicine. Clinics ...

Mysterious ‘Ebola-like’ outbreak linked to synthetic marijuana

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Since March, hundreds of people in the U.S. have come down with horrific, Ebola-like symptoms of bleeding. The initially mysterious ...
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How crowdfunding is being used for ‘dubiuous, possibly dangerous’ alternative cancer treatments

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It’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health ...
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ALS patients more likely to have other mental, behavioral problems

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Because ALS primarily affects a person’s motor neurons, it has been assumed that the disease spares a person’s mental faculties ...
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White noise dangerous to your brain? There’s ‘reason to be skeptical’ of study

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A recent research review suggests that white noise, the soothing, fuzzy soundtrack so many of us rely on to sleep ...
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Opioid pain killer without risk of addiction? It may be possible

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The ultimate goal of pain medicine—a powerful painkiller with few to no side effects, such as dependence or overdose—is still ...