Neuroscience

Neural roots and origins of alcoholism identified

The physical origin of alcohol addiction has been located in a network of the human brain that regulates our response to danger, according to a team of British and Chinese researchers, co-led by the University of Warwick, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

A vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. A number of biopharmaceutical companies have applied for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reusing face masks: Are microwaves the answer?

Researchers from Cardiff University have been testing the feasibility of using microwave ovens and dry heat to decontaminate crucial PPE being used to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Oncology & Cancer

One in three UK cancer patients diagnosed as emergencies

More than a third of cancers in the UK are discovered after patients are rushed to hospital, one of the highest rates in comparable high-income countries, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Medical economics

Waiver war at WTO over Covid jab IP rights

The World Trade Organization faces calls led by India and South Africa to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines—a notion fiercely rejected by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries.

Other

World's first 'home grown' African first-aid guidelines

A new set of evidence-based guidelines that comprehensively address how basic first responders should be trained to manage emergency situations in an African context has been released, published in this week's PLoS Medicine. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxious searchers miss multiple objects

A person scanning baggage or X-rays stands a better chance of seeing everything they're searching for if they aren't feeling anxious, according to a new laboratory experiment.

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