Sexual fantasies: are you normal?

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That's just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever. It was undertaken by researchers at Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, affiliated with University of Montreal.

Genetics and Birth Defects

Sequencing genetic duplications could aid clinical interpretation

Copy number variations (deletions or duplications of large chunks of the genome) are a major cause of birth defects, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders. Still, geneticists ... Full story

Geriatrics and Aging

Vulnerable older people at greater risk from inequalities in health behaviours

Older people on lower incomes and living in deprived areas across the island of Ireland have considerably worse health than better off people of the same age, according to a ... Full story

Substance Abuse

Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths

Older users of opioids such as heroin are 27 times more likely to become a victim of homicide than the general population, a University of Manchester study of almost 200,000 ... Full story

Surgery and Rehabilitation

Stress balls, DVDs and conversation ease pain and anxiety during surgery

Being conscious during an operation can make patients feel anxious and is often painful. However, new research from the University of Surrey has found that simple distraction techniques, such ... Full story

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