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Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

Infertility can be distressing, and many people experience bouts of stress, sadness, or feelings of hopelessness. Some people with infertility become depressed. Research from 2015 found a high prevalence of major depressive disorder in people who were receiving treatment for infertility. In this article, learn more about infertility and depression, as well as the symptoms […]

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Everything you need to know about penile cancer

Everything you need to know about penile cancer

Penile cancer is a type of cancer that affects the penis and other male genitalia. It is rare and often easy to treat with an early diagnosis. Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of penile cancer. What is penile cancer? For men, penile cancer accounts for less than 1 percent […]

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Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment

Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment

Computerized therapy for phobia involves exposing the person to triggers of their specific fear, such as showing images of spiders to someone with arachnophobia. Now, for the first time, a recent study reveals that timing the exposure with heartbeats can improve the treatment. Syncing exposure to fear triggers with a person’s heartbeat improves phobia treatment, […]

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Scientists find brain area that inhibits fear

Scientists find brain area that inhibits fear

A recent study, published in the journal Nature Communications, has identified a new brain area that controls the expression and inhibition of fear. The study findings have important implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. A new study takes a close look at the brain region that suppresses our fear. According to recent estimates, […]

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Second High Blood Pressure Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

Second High Blood Pressure Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

Another high blood pressure drug is being recalled due to contamination that could pose a cancer risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest High Blood Pressure News Certain lots of irbesartan are being recalled by SciGen because they contain an industrial chemical that’s a suspected carcinogen, CNN reported. The recalled drugs have “Westminster […]

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Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

Nicotine is the primary substance in cigarettes that causes addiction, but most experts agree that it does not directly cause cancer. Most research points to cigarette smoke, not nicotine, as being the primary contributor to cancer among smokers. However, although most experts agree that nicotine does not directly cause cancer, some research suggests that nicotine […]

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What are the signs of ketosis?

People who follow the ketogenic diet eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet to induce a bodily process called ketosis. There are several signs of ketosis that can indicate whether or not the diet is working. Learn more here.

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3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween

3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween

If you want some thrills this Halloween, you should try tricking yourself for a change. In this Spotlight, we look at some spooky experiments that’ll trick the brain and ask intriguing questions about consciousness and perception. Treat yourself to some scientific ‘spooks’ this Halloween. In Act One, Scene Five of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the […]

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Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia

Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia

Recent research into older adults confirms that loneliness is tied to a raised risk of developing dementia. The study also reveals that the effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. A large new study confirms that loneliness is a risk factor for dementia. Scientists from […]