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Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

There is hope that an active ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, could be used to help with the treatment of depression. Two scientific studies published this week show how activity in certain parts of the brain is subdued by the ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin.

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Bushmeat in NYC!

Bushmeat in NYC!

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:27:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Illegal wildlife products include live rats, chimpanzees and monkeys (bushmeat), but meat from these creatures is also imported. At risk of infecting humans are the RNA viruses, herpes viruses, retroviruses and many other potential health problems.

Bushmeat in NYC!

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The death of someone close increases the risk of a heart attack 21 times in the first 24-hours, say Boston scientists.

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Run Don't Walk

Run Don't Walk

Posted Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have looked at the relationship between the gastrocnemius muscle and the Achilles tendon.

Run Don't Walk

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:21:00 GMT by James Mathews

You will be interested to know the new findings from a study conducted with 25 healthy individuals who were put into a controlled setting and fed random diets. It was found that those consuming low protein diets had less weight gain compared to the individuals who had normal and high protein diets.

Calories, not protein, causes weight gain

Avoiding accidents on ice

Avoiding accidents on ice

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

With relatively warm temperatures, more accidents are occurring on ice. Now the National Drowning Prevention Alliance has provided hints on how to stay safe on bodies of frozen water.

Avoiding accidents on ice

Breast cancer and the environment

Breast cancer and the environment

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:17:01 GMT by Ines Morales

A review of research on environmental risk factors for breast cancer. These days, all over the world and in the United States in particular, breast cancer is one of the most common health risks for women.

Breast cancer and the environment

The drawback of eating starch

The drawback of eating starch

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:02:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The link between starch intake levels and risk for breast cancer recurrence. So many different factors go into the development of breast cancer: physiological changes; environmental factors; genetic predisposition.

The drawback of eating starch

Seaweed could help weight loss treatments

Seaweed could help weight loss treatments

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 04:20:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A drink made from brown algae helps people feel fuller and could be a vital tool in tackling the developed world's obesity epidemic.

Seaweed could help weight loss treatments

The ups and downs of anxiety

The ups and downs of anxiety

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A consideration of Anxiety - its signs and causes - its positive aspects and the treatment of sufferers.

The ups and downs of anxiety

Mediterranean diet tests prove health benefits

Mediterranean diet tests prove health benefits

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

It's long been believed that the olive oil rich diet of southern Europe has health benefits and a new study confirms that it's good for our hearts.

Mediterranean diet tests prove health benefits

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The British Medical Association says smoking in cars causes serious health issues and should be banned. The BMA has produced research to showing how smoking in vehicles exposes others to toxins from secondhand smoke.

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

The Drawbacks of Antibiotic Overuse

The Drawbacks of Antibiotic Overuse

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:51:00 GMT by Ines Morales

New research on the drawbacks of antibiotic overuse. According to the findings, Americans have grown increasingly reliant on antibiotics to treat a range of ailments that could be just as easily cured in other ways.

The Drawbacks of Antibiotic Overuse

Early Detection of COPD could help prevent lung cancer

Early Detection of COPD could help prevent lung cancer

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:01:01 GMT by Angela Munro

Detection of COPD could allow for the early detection of lung cancer. The term COPD covers various diseases of the lungs which cause airway obstruction and narrowing. The most common are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Early Detection of COPD could help prevent lung cancer

Men, women and oral contraception

Men, women and oral contraception

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:44:00 GMT by Ines Morales

New research on female use of contraceptives and its possible connection to male prostate cancer.

Men, women and oral contraception

A new technology to help combat breast cancer

A new technology to help combat breast cancer

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:01:00 GMT by Ines Morales

The development of C-Path, a computerized diagnostic tool to help combat breast cancer. The full research paper will be published today in Science Transitional Medicine, outlining a breakthrough in the symptom diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

A new technology to help combat breast cancer

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Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:28:02 GMT by Paromita Pain

Race starts early for ethnic minority students

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:09:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Overweight teens wanting to lose weight are not properly informed

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:31:00 GMT by James Mathews

Paris Hilton given Heart of Gold Award

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:47:00 GMT by Andy Tillett

Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen support Haiti relief

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:48:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Spotless minds rising

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 19:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

KASPAR the Child-Robot Plays Nice

Posted Sat, 06 Nov 2010 12:25:09 GMT by Julian Jackson

Further concern about radioactive contamination in Japan

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:14:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Go to bed! Kids with early bed/rise times stay leaner

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:15:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Ines Morales