Unhealthy culture around anal sex encouraging coercion and pain

Greater openness needed to challenge harmful attitudes and expectations about anal sex between men and women.

Brain and Nerves

Hormone and neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics’ brains

The brain tissue of persons with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the ... Full story

Ear, Nose and Throat

Vocal sequences of monkeys, humans follow common pattern

ANN ARBOR—A new study of geladas—a species of monkey living in Ethiopia—has revealed that their long, complex vocal sequences follow a pattern seen in many human languages: the longer the ... Full story

Female Reproductive

Menopause symptoms are associated with poor self-assessed work ability

A novel study from researchers at Monash University has found that poorer work ability and women’s self-assessed work ability was significantly associated with having menopausal hot flushes and night sweats. ... Full story

Genetics and Birth Defects

Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings, According to Genomics Research Collaboration

Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings, According to Genomics Research Collaboration Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics and colleagues identify "roadmap" of disease mechanisms to identify candidate drug ... Full story

Flu

Duke Health Lifts Temporary Visitor Restrictions Due to Decrease in Reported Flu Cases

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Given the decrease in reported influenza activity in the community and the state, Duke Health has lifted temporary visitor restrictions ... Full story

Mental Health and Behavior

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from ... Full story

Depression

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy linked to reduced risk of depressive relapse

The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of major ... Full story

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