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.


New Study Reveals Limited Public Understanding of Dementia Globally

Believing that dementia is a normal part of aging is the most common misconception about dementia, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and St ... Full story


Schizophrenia symptoms linked to features of brain’s anatomy​​

By Jim Dryden - Using advanced brain imaging, researchers have matched certain behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia to features of the brain’s anatomy. The findings, at Washington University School of Medicine ... Full story


Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic

Sleep deprivation increases the likelihood teens will suffer myriad negative consequences, including an inability to concentrate, poor grades, drowsy-driving incidents, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and even suicide attempts. ... Full story


Long-Term Opioid Therapy Relieves Chronic Pain in Only 20% of Women

New Rochelle, NY —Women, and especially younger women, are much less likely than men to have good relief of chronic, non-cancer pain with long-term opioid use, with only one in ... Full story

Drugs Approvals and Trials

FDA approves new injectable drug to treat schizophrenia

On October 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. Aristada is administered by a health care professional every ... Full story

Female Reproductive

Mitochondrial DNA mutations affect male and female fertility and ageing

Research indicates for the first time that mutations within the DNA sequence of mitochondria impact on the energy producing capacity of these cells, with significant effects on fertility and life ... Full story

Genetics and Birth Defects

Genetic variation is key to fighting viruses

Using a genome-wide association study, EPFL scientists have identified subtle genetic changes that can cause substantial differences to how we fight viral infections. ... Full story


Blanket approach to asthma treatment not ideal, researchers find

University of Queensland research into the effects of dust mite and cockroach allergens has found that different types of asthma respond differently to a new experimental treatment. ... Full story

Male Reproductive

Lower sperm motility in men exposed to common chemical

Men with higher exposure to the substance DEHP, a so-called phthalate, have lower sperm motility and may therefore experience more difficulties conceiving children, according to a Lund University study. ... Full story


Penn and BU Study Says Obesity Doesn’t Protect Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Demographers Samuel Preston of the University of Pennsylvania and Andrew Stokes of Boston University set out to solve a puzzle: Why is it that study after study shows obese or ... Full story

Sexual Health

In the Sex Lives of Male Lab Worms, One Gene Makes a Big Difference

For tiny nematode worms of the species Caenorhabditis elegans, males are rare and generally irrelevant in nature. That’s because the vast majority of C. elegans individuals are self-fertilizing hermaphrodites. But ... Full story

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