Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Paving the way for an Ebola-free West Africa

The 2014–2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa was the worst outbreak of the disease since its discovery in the 1970s. Centered in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epidemic claimed over 11 300 lives—more than ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New database aims to make Alzheimer's diagnosis easier and earlier

Do you get nervous when you can't think of a word? Chances are it's a momentary lapse, but problems with language are one of the symptoms that can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder like Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Switzerland speeds up lifting of virus restrictions

The Swiss government said Wednesday it would speed up easing the restrictions imposed to control the coronavirus pandemic, allowing restaurants to open again on May 11.

Neuroscience

'Love hormone' improves attachment issues in people with autism

Oxytocin, often dubbed the "love hormone," is known to promote social bonding. Researchers at KU Leuven have now discovered that administering oxytocin to adult men with autism makes them more open to close emotional bonds ...