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Severe pregnancy-related depression may be rooted in inflammation

Friday 29th November 2019

A new study, published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, has revealed that a runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy. This depression is not the same as […]

New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses

Wednesday 27th November 2019

A case in Japan in January 2019 involved an 11 year old boy who went to a medical clinic presenting a fever. The boy was diagnosed with influenza – the strain H3N2 – and was […]

Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children

Saturday 23rd November 2019

A new study has documented structural differences in the brains of preschool age children related to screen-based media use. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, has demonstrated that children who spend more time looking at screens […]

Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

Thursday 21st November 2019

New research from the University of California, Berkeley has revealed that a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels. UC Berkeley researchers discovered that deep sleep, also known as non-rapid […]

Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people’s pain

Tuesday 19th November 2019

A small study by scientist from Imperial College London has revealed that increased sensitivity to pain can be combatted by using virtual reality headsets. By immersing people in Arctic scenes of icebergs, cold oceans, and […]