Archive | September 2016

One in six young people eat fast food ‘twice a day’

One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation’s eating habits.The BBC Good Food Nation Survey found that most people ate fast food on average two days per week. But in the 16 to 20-year-old category, one in six ate fast food at least twice a day,…
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What parts of the brain make our personalities so unique?

Because everyone is different, psychologists have long debated how to characterise personality. Credit: Szoki Adams/Flickr, CC BY
The brain is key to our…
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Drug to treat alcohol use disorder shows promise among drinkers with high stress

A new medication that targets part of the brain’s stress system may help reduce alcohol use in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the…
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Putting the balance back into aging lives

Frail Elderly Vibration Exercise Responses study participants Madeline Mason and Beryl Hawthorne completing WBV and SIM exercise sessions at Summerset at Aotea retirement community. Credit:…
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Recorded deaths from dementia more than double in 13 years

A new report released today shows that Alzheimer’s drug prescriptions have increased six times in the last decade, the proportion of people receiving a dementia diagnosis has increased over the last year by 112 per 100,000, …

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Universal flu vaccine designed by scientists

Prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence carries high costs for American society, with an estimated total economic burden of $78.5 billion, according to a study in the October issue of Medical Care.

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Adaptation to food deprivation as a clue for treating metabolic diseases

When people are deprived of food, a number of biological mechanisms are set in motion to adapt the body’s metabolism to the conditions of scarcity. One of these processes has been revealed by a team of Belgian researchers, led by professor Karolien De…
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