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Treat anorexia, addictions as “passions”, says visiting scholar

Disorders and addictions such as anorexia nervosa, problem gambling and substance abuse should be viewed as “passions” in order to be properly ...

Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and TB

Infection rates among prisoners far higher than in the general population. ...

True impact of global diabetes epidemic vastly underestimated

A landmark paper led by Monash University with partners in the UK and US suggests there may be more than 100 million people with diabetes globally than previously thought. ... Full story

Can Acupuncture Improve Quality of Life for People with Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headaches?

New Rochelle, NY —A study comparing the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients ... Full story

Fighting superbugs with pineapple stems

Fighting superbugs with piglets and pineapples - La Trobe scientists' game changing research ... Full story

New smart technology to help people with brain injuries

People who have suffered brain injuries are being asked to help a University of Nottingham research team adapt and test a new assistive technology which is already helping people with autism live more independent lives. ... Full story

Using cellphone data to study the spread of cholera

For the first time, EPFL researchers have used mobile phone records to reconstruct the spread of a cholera epidemic. ... Full story

Research sheds new light on mental health risks to children of older fathers

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according to new research from The University of Queensland. ... Full story

Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis

Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. This is the conclusion of a systematic review by Winfried Häuser and his co-authors in the latest issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International ... Full story

Researchers show that four-stranded DNA is formed and unfolded

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that specific DNA sequences that are rich in the DNA building block guanine in the yeast species, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, can form four-stranded DNA. In a study published today in the journal Nucleic Acids Research, the researchers also show that the motor protein Pfh1 can unfold these DNA structures and thus contribute to maintaining an intact genome. ... Full story

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