Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

When combined with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to…

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Experimental drug shows promise for genetic form of ALS

An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results,…

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Alzheimer’s disease is a ‘double-prion disorder’

Two proteins central to the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease act as prions — misshapen proteins that spread through tissue like an infection by forcing normal…

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How our brain generates consciousness — and loses it

Medically-induced loss of consciousness (mLOC) during anesthesia is associated with a break-down of brain connectivity at the anatomical macro scale — across cortical areas —…

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Eczema-associated bacteria may be kept in check by a different microbe

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria populate cracked skin selvanegra/Getty By Chelsea Whyte Having a diverse mix of bacteria on your skin may help fight off eczema. The…

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Anti-ageing has often been seen as quack science. Not any more

felice douglas/plainpicture HISTORY is littered with the corpses of people who claimed to have found the fountain of youth. So caution is warranted with claims…

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Hormone therapy may improve some symptoms of autism

Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls Nick David/Getty By Chelsea Whyte Hormonal therapies have been found to help…

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Newly recognised form of dementia could now be easier to diagnose

Multiple types of dementia affect brain function ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By New Scientist staff and Press Association Researchers have published guidelines for diagnosing a…

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