Neuroscience

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after—is protective against schizophrenia.

Cancer

'Cellular barcoding' reveals how breast cancer spreads

A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumour into the blood and other organs.

Neuroscience

Statins could protect against motor neurone disease

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

No association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2%. Many antiepileptic drugs are available to prevent epileptic seizures, allowing up to 80 percent of patients to become seizure-free. However, previous ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant TB cured with new approaches in post-war DRC

A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of ...

Health

Gun control and homicides in the USA

Does gun ownership lead to increased crime? This question is hotly debated, especially in the United States. Proponents of gun control point to gun-related violence, while proponents of the right to bear arms argue that gun ...

Medications

Everyday medications that can ruin your sex life

(HealthDay)—Many drugs—both prescription and over-the-counter—can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life.

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