News and Updates


Health and contraception

Hormonal contraception linked with depression (2016-10-23)     

Paracetamol and pregnancy

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy associated with behavioral problems in childhood (2016-10-12)     

Transplanted retinal cells

Retinal cells from one monkey transplanted into another without rejection (2016/09/21)    

A new analgesic

A new opioid analgesic with reduced side effects (2016-09-19)    

Cyst and hernia

A cyst misinterpreted on airport scan as security threat (2016-09-15)    

Fumo e fame

Effects of smoking and its abstinence on dietary intake and appetite (2016/09/12)    


Early life exposure to antibiotics is related in an increased risk of developing allergies later in life (2016-09-09)    

Zika Virus

FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US (2016-09-07)    

WHO guidelines

Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections (2016-09-06)    

Alzheimer and Aducanumab

Alzheimer: antibody reduces harmful brain amyloid plaques (2016-09-02)    

Bones and drugs

90 percent of older people who break a bone continue medications that that boost fracture risk (2016-09-01)    


Increased levels of hypocretin may contribute to cocaine addiction (2016-08-30)    

ESC Congress 2016 Rome

HDL: a question of quantity or quality? - ESC Congress 2016- Rome (2016-08-29)    

Cooking burgers FSA

Don’t burger up your bank holiday (2016-08-26)    

Chronic inflammatory diseases

The circadian clock regulates inflammatory arthritis (2016-08-25)    

Gum desease

Scientists discover possible new weapon in the fight against gum disease (2016-08-24)    

Cancer overdiagnosis

IARC: the growing epidemic of thyroid cancer is largely due to overdiagnosis (2016-08-23)    

The U.K. soft drinks sugar tax

Britain launches soft drinks sugar tax to fight obesity (2016-08-22)    


A new method for detecting melanoma (2016-08-19)    


Recurrent EZH1 mutations are a second hit in autonomous thyroid adenomas (2016-08-10)    


Foods good for you but not for your dog (2016-08-09)    

Cyber Attack

Banner Health Identifies Cyber Attack (2016-08-08)    


Use it or lose it: Visual activity regenerates neural connections between eye and brain (2016-08-04)    


A potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease (2016-07-27)    

Alcohol disorder

The Medical Research Council MRC-funded study KARE, Ketamine for Reduction of Alcoholic Relapse, is currently recruiting volunteers (2016-07-13)    


MicrobeNet: CDC expanding groundbreaking disease identification tool (2016-07-12)    

Farmaci e demenza

Common medicines tied to cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia (2016-07-08)    

Transcranial direct current stimulation

Calcium waves in the brain alleviate depressive symptoms and increase neural plasticity (2016-07-07)    

ED-Shock Wave Treatment

Erectile Function and Low-intensity Shock Wave Treatment: a systematic review to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy (2016-07-05)    


New anti-cancer strategy mobilizes both innate and adaptive immune response (2016-07-04)    

Fat and weight gain

How fat becomes lethal, even without weight gain (2016-07-01)    

Dopamine and Risks

Brexit: declining dopamine may explain why older people take fewer risks (2016-06-28)    

Pancreatic cancer

Researchers created the most accurate road map of pancreatic cancer to date (2016-06-27)    


Exercise training corrects impaired diabetic heart function (2016-06-24)    

Music and Health

Mozart and Strauss for treating hypertension (2016-06-23)    


Opioid Pain Relievers May Prolong Pain (2016-06-22)    


Enzyme shows therapeutic potential for breast cancer and other diseases (2016-06-21)    


Uncertainty can cause more stress than inevitable pain (2016-06-19)    

Health and fertility

Stress and everyday life factors damage sperm DNA (2016-06-15)    


New Sleep Guidelines for kids from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2016-06-14)    


Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression (2016-06-13)    


Genetic links to educational attainment (2016-06-10)    


Visual impairment, blindness cases in U.S. expected to double by 2050 (2016-06-09)    


>Mammograms: Another way to screen for heart disease? (2016-06-07)    


Low Spexin hormone levels linked to obesity in teens (2016-06-06)    

Food and Health

How Being Male or Female Can Affect Your Health (2016-06-05)    


Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory (2016-06-03)    


A key hormone might allow the development of new treatments for the diabetes (2016-06-02)