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Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat Depression

Magic Mushroom Ingredient Could Treat Depression

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The active ingredient in magic mushrooms may offer a new treatment for depression, according to researchers. Results from the phase I study in the U.K. indicate that the ingredient, called psilocybin, could be effective in treating depression in patients who’ve failed to respond to other […]

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Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly six years after stopping a five-year regimen of the breast cancer drug anastrozole, women at high risk for breast cancer were 50% less likely to have been struck by the disease, new research shows. The trial included more than 3,800 postmenopausal women at high […]

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Radiation of Just Part of the Breast Can Stop Cancer’s Return

Radiation of Just Part of the Breast Can Stop Cancer’s Return

Latest Cancer News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A long-term study comparing two types of radiation treatment for early breast cancer found that accelerated partial breast radiation (APBI) appeared to do as well as standard whole breast radiation for keeping cancer at bay. The study looked at 10-year recurrence […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis? Picture of Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis While both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can lead to significant joint destruction and functional disability, there are many basic differences between these two forms of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a destructive autoimmune joint disease that features inflammation in […]

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What you need to know about kidney failure

What you need to know about kidney failure

The kidneys filter the blood and remove extra water and waste from the body. When something causes the kidneys to work less efficiently, it can lead to kidney failure. Various conditions can cause the kidneys to work less efficiently. This prevents the removal of waste, and when this happens, it can give rise to kidney […]

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What are the stages of puberty?

What are the stages of puberty?

Everyone goes through puberty slightly differently, but there are puberty stages that usually happen at certain ages in a young person’s development. In this article, we look at the stages of puberty for males and females, and the ways that parents and caregivers can help to support kids through this time. Share on PinterestPeople’s experience […]

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Depression in children: What to know

Depression in children: What to know

Depression is more than just sadness and can be a serious and potentially life threatening illness. Even very young children can develop depression, so parents and caregivers must take the condition seriously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3.2% of children aged between 3 and 17 in the United States have […]

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Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?

Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?

Using a new type of genetic engineering tool called epigenome editing in mice, scientists have restored irregularities in the developing brain that arise from a gene mutation. Share on PinterestNew research in mice suggests that gene editing could prevent brain developmental disorders. Epigenome editing is a way of altering the expression, or reading, of genes […]

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Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer’s

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer’s

Using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have been looking into a new approach to slow down the progression of this neurodegenerative disease — a ketone ester-rich diet. Share on PinterestCould a new therapeutic approach help slow down Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers from the NIH investigate. To get the energy it needs to function correctly, the […]

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Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and in the United States, specifically. New research finds that excessive sleep considerably raises the risk of this cardiovascular problem. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that people who take long naps in the day may be at a higher risk of stroke. Globally, […]