Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published…

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Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life

People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather…

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Poor mental health ‘both cause and effect’ of school exclusion

Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental…

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What it’s like to live without a sense of smell

The smell of cut grass, freshly baked bread, childhood memories, lost loved ones, Christmas. What happens when it’s all gone? A new study from the…

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Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression

A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way…

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Coronavirus outbreak in China traced to snakes

Emerging viral infections — from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections — pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can…

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Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new…

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