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Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Why do we get a buzz from being in large groups at festivals, jubilees and other public events? According to the social brain hypothesis, it’s because the human brain specifically evolved to support social interactions. Studies have shown that belonging to a group can lead to improved wellbeing and increased satisfaction with life. Unfortunately though, …

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Last week, hundreds of experts in liver health gathered for the World Hepatitis Summit, and one topic dominated the agenda: the mysterious outbreak of hepatitis in children which has gradually spread across 34 countries ¿ including the UK

Is Covid 19 responsible for an outbreak of hepatitis in UK children

Last week, hundreds of experts in liver health gathered for the World Hepatitis Summit, and one topic dominated the agenda: the mysterious outbreak of hepatitis in children which has gradually spread across 34 countries – including the UK. Speaking at the event, liver expert Dr Philippa Easterbrook said: ‘It is the first time so many …

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Toddler in puberty after exposure to dad's testosterone gel

Toddler in puberty after exposure to dad’s testosterone gel

He got way too big for his britches. A toddler began showing signs of puberty after unknowingly being exposed to his father’s testosterone gel. Barnaby Brownsell had developed a “sizeable” penis, grown pubic hair and gained an incredible amount of muscle by age 2. His mother, Erica Brownsell of Brighton, England, became accustomed to people …

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The study shows that some groups of men get a huge boost to their life expectancy, and could be targeted to receive the drug as a priority

Thousands of men with prostate cancer could be spared chemotherapy

Thousands of men with prostate cancer could be spared chemotherapy after study finds those who are diagnosed early do not benefit from the treatment Over 2,000 men showed docetaxel chemotherapy improved survival rates Experts said that hundreds of men each year could be spared chemotherapy Dr. Hayley Luxton said findings allow clinicians to ‘treat smarter, …

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New Strain of Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Appears in Austria

New Strain of Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Appears in Austria

An illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Tea rise of super gonorrhoea continue unabated. Scientists in Europe say they’ve recently discovered a new strain of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhea—the second such strain to be found worldwide in recent years. The bacteria was detected in April in a man from Austria, who likely caught it while traveling …

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Probiotics Experiment Shows 'Good Bacteria' Can Help Treat Depression

Probiotics Experiment Shows ‘Good Bacteria’ Can Help Treat Depression

Probiotics – the ‘good bacteria’ often claimed to lead to positive health responses – could have a role to play in treating depression, according to a new study involving 47 volunteers who were experiencing depressive episodes. Participants in the research who took probiotic supplements in addition to antidepressants showed a greater improvement in their depressive …

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The youngsters — both less than five years old — started suffering symptoms after returning from a country where the disease is common (file photo)

Measles in Minnesota: Child hospitalized and second isolating at home

Measles in Minnesota: Child hospitalized and second isolating at home after testing positive for disease that is most dangerous in under-5s Youngsters started suffering symptoms of measles shortly after returning from a country where the disease ‘is common’ Neither had been vaccinated against the disease and both lived in Hennepin county which encompasses the state …

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