Psychology & Psychiatry

'Dogma on mental illness is a threat to progress'

It is commonplace for people to hold very firm views about the nature and causes of mental illness, based on hunch, ideological perspective and anecdote. For example, some believe all mental illness is explained by adverse ...

Medical research

'Unhealthy' changes in gut microbes benefit pregnant women

The composition of microbes in the gut changes dramatically during pregnancy, according to a study published by Cell Press in the August 3rd issue of the journal Cell. Although these changes are associated with metabolic ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NBA players not immune to serious illness from norovirus

A new study describes a 2010 outbreak involving several NBA teams, the first known report of a norovirus outbreak in a professional sports association. Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online, the study ...

Neuroscience

Childhood socioeconomic status affects brain volume

(HealthDay) -- Childhood socioeconomic status affects hippocampal volume in older adults, after adjusting for adult socioeconomic status, gender, education, and other factors, according to a study published in the May issue ...

Health

Results from study of 8,000 older people in Ireland launched

The first results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a national study of 8,000 older people aged 50 and over in Ireland, were launched this week by the Minister for Health and Children, Dr James Reilly.

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