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Ketamine

Ketamine has “shown promise” in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says. Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic. The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to “significant”...

Human Body

Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s. The field is even...

Muscular Men

According to a study conducted at the University of Westminster, stronger men make awful boyfriends. The study surveyed 327 straight British men, more than a third of whom were single, and discovered that the more muscular the participant, the more likely he was to have sexist beliefs...

Cancer Diagnosis

“One-stop shops” aimed at speeding up cancer diagnosis are being introduced across England. The aim is to catch the disease earlier and prevent patients from being referred for several tests for different forms of the illness. Patients often face delays when they have...

Breakfast

Starting your day off right means kicking things off with a good meal. Luckily, this healthy, filling breakfast will keep you going strong all day. If you’re not in the habit of eating breakfast every day, it’s time to make a change. Eating a balanced breakfast every day has...

E-Cigarette

Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests. Even when smokers only occasionally experimented with vaping, they were about 67 percent less likely to become ex-smokers, the study found. Daily...

Beets

Betanin, the compound that gives beets their distinctive red color could slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease — the world’s leading type of dementia. Misfolded protein accumulation in the brain — one of the processes associated with Alzheimer’s diseases...

Marquel Brumley

A 13-year-old boy from Michigan has died weeks after experiencing a headache and cold symptoms, which eventually progressed into an infection of his brain. Marquel Brumley was taken to an urgent care center in February after showing signs of a cold, but doctors told his family...

Fish Oil Supplements

Taking a daily fish oil capsule during pregnancy and the first few months of breastfeeding may reduce a baby’s risk of food allergy, research suggests. According to a large analysis of past trials by Imperial College London, this led to a 30% reduction in egg allergy risk...

Childhood Obesity

New federal data published in the journal Pediatrics, says there’s been an increase in childhood obesity for kids between the ages of 2-5 years from about 9 percent to almost 14 percent. Asheley Skinner, an associate professor of population health services at Duke University...