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Could esketamine nasal spray be used for treatment-resistant depression?

Esketamine nasal spray could be effective as a fast-acting antidepressant for treatment-resistant depression, according to a new study. The study has been published in the...
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How do environmental toxins affect sexual development and fertility?

Environmental toxins such as pesticides affect sexual development and fertility by altering brain development. Researchers have assessed the potential generational impact of environmental toxins such as...
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Why coffee reduces gut bacteria and increases bowel movements: surprisingly, it is not due...

 Why does coffee keep bowel movements regular and suppress gut bacteria? Researchers in Texas have found that this does not seem to be due...
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Cycling safety: eighteen percent of children do not wear a bike helmet

A National Poll on children's health has focused on children's street safety. It found that eighteen percent of children never wear a bike helmet...
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A new drug which inhibits neonatal seizures could help treat newborns with epilepsy

A new drug has been found to inhibit neonatal seizures in rodent models. It may help to treat human newborns with epilepsy. Gluconate is an...

Childhood cancer: an urgent European problem

Professor Pamela Kearns, President of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe), calls on returning and candidate MEPs to pledge their support to...
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Chronic inflammatory disorders: inflammation is linked to anhedonia in women but not men

Inflammation induces anhedonia, which is a core feature of depression, in women, but not in men. The new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging,...
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Measles outbreaks: The 25 US counties that are most at risk due to low...

A new study has identified the 25 US counties which are most at risk of measles outbreaks, due to low vaccination rates and a...
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The link between mitochondrial damage and osteoporosis

Possible mitochondrial damage from alcohol, cigarette smoke, and exposure to medications and toxins could lead to osteoporosis. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania...
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Robotic pets: how ‘robopets’ can benefit the health of older care home residents

A new study has assessed how robotic pets could improve the health and wellbeing of older care home residents. The researchers found evidence that robotic...

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