Study shows standing up for beliefs in face of group opposition is worth the effort

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Going with the flow might appear easier than sticking up for yourself when confronted with unanimous disagreement.


World's most in depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease

A new multimillion pound study, which will see the most thorough and rigorous series of tests to detect Alzheimer's disease ever performed on volunteers, is announced today (Monday 22 August). ... Full story


Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia Risk in Women

A new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, shows that calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a ... Full story


Link between schizophrenia and sleep apnoea

New University of Adelaide research at the Lyell McEwin Hospital has shown that people with schizophrenia are 3.4 times more likely to have severe obstructive sleep apnoea than people without. ... Full story


B.C. could do more to help migraine sufferers

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by UBC neurologist Dr. Sian Spacey about how the province could help people who suffer from migraines. June is Migraine Awareness Month in the U.S. and ... Full story

Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgeons develop innovative microsurgery technique for reconstructing breast after mastectomy

Dr. Nicholas Haddock, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, left, and Dr. Sumeet S. Teotia, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, developed an innovative microsurgery technique for reconstructing the breast after mastectomy. ... Full story

Digestive System

Biotech one step closer to bowel disease treatment

University of Queensland spin-out biotech company Protagonist Therapeutics Inc is a step closer to developing a new drug that would benefit millions of people worldwide. The company is headquartered in California ... Full story

Life style and Fitness

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. ... Full story

Lungs and Breathing

Can airway hyperreactivity in COPD identify an asthma-COPD overlap phenotype?

Airway hyperreactivity, which is determined by a positive bronchoprovocation challenge test, is a typical feature of bronchial asthma. Airway hyperreactivity may thus represent a subgroup of patients with chronic obstructive ... Full story

Substance Abuse

5 Questions: Robert Malenka on Ecstasy research

In a Q&A, the neuroscientist discusses the reasons for continued basic and clinical research on an illegal drug scientists call 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, and partiers call Ecstasy. ... Full story

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