Critical receptor involved in response to antidepressants like ketamine

Effective treatment of clinical depression remains a major mental health issue, with roughly 30 percent of patients who do not respond to any of the available treatments. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered a crucial receptor called mGlu2 that is critical to the mechanism of fast-acting antidepressants such as ketamine when used to treat […]

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New cases of rabies in New York

Since the beginning of the year in New York City six rabies infections were confirmed in animals, four in Manhattan, one in the Bronx and one on Staten Island. The CRM centre for travel medicine advises travelers in the United States after a suspect animal contacts, contact a physician immediately. Annually about 35,000 people in the United States due to […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids tied to fewer childhood asthma symptoms

A six-month study of children from Baltimore City by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has added to evidence that having more omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in fewer asthma symptoms triggered by indoor air pollution. The same study suggests that higher amounts of dietary omega-6 fatty acids may have the opposite effect, and be associated with more severe asthma. […]

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Death rates from cesarean section far higher in developing countries

Caesarean sections are disproportionately threatening the lives of women and babies in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The analysis of data from 12 million pregnancies, published in The Lancet, finds that maternal deaths in LMICs are 100 times higher than in some high-income countries, and a third of all […]

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Why Do Your Boobs Hurt? Here are 7 Possible Reasons

As women, our boobs go through a lot. From breast feeding to enduring bouncy workouts to feeling super sensitive around your period, it’s no wonder our boobs can sometimes hurt. And you’re definitely not alone. “Breast pain is extremely common, and it affects up to 70 percent of women,” says Barbara Dull, MD, breast surgeon with UNC REX Healthcare in […]

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Tequila can help you to lose weight – according to top scientists

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, battling the bulge can be as easy as getting boozy. Scientists have revealed that tequila could be the secret to dieters’ success. So why could the tipple help you to shed some pounds? A 2014 study by the American Chemical Society measured the effects of tequila on the body. Researchers […]

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Which plant oil is healthiest? If you’re confused you’re not alone

With 50,000-odd foods on the supermarket shelf, all garishly vying for our attention, decision fatigue is a reality many people face. And that’s before we’ve bothered to turn over each product to check the ingredients list or read the complicated nutritional breakdown panel in tiny print. What is the good oil? It depends how you look at it.Credit:Shutterstock The Health […]

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