Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Possible Breakthrough Treatment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Possible Breakthrough Treatment Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Possible Breakthrough Treatment A new study reveals that chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating condition with unknown causes, can be explained by lower thyroid levels — but may be distinct from thyroidal disease. This can be seen as a first step to finding a treatment for a…

LSD blurs boundary between self and other

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018   Human brain imaging study of the drug identifies a serotonin receptor system as potential target for treating social impairments in depression, schizophrenia Society for Neuroscience   IMAGE: LSD reduced activity in the posterior cingulate cortex and the temporal cortex, brain areas important for establishing one’s sense of self. Credit: Preller et…

Wolovick: Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018   A Princeton University researcher suggests a radical solution to prevent catastrophic glacial melting. Princeton University Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers in a Comment published March 14 in the journal Nature. Without intervention, by 2100 most large coastal cities…

Cancer comes back all jacked up on stem cells

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus   IMAGE: Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, and University of Colorado Cancer Center colleagues analyze three tumor samples collected over time from a single patient to show how cancer evolves to resist treatment. Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center After a biopsy or surgery, doctors often get…

Omega-3 levels better predictors of death risk than cholesterol

Omega-3 levels better predictors of death risk than cholesterol Results showed that the risk for death from any cause was reduced by about 33% comparing in participants with highest omega-3 blood levels while total serum cholesterol was not significantly associated with any of the tracked outcomes Erythrocyte long-chain omega-3 fatty acid levels are inversely associated…

Modern humans interbred with Denisovans twice in history

Public Release: 15-Mar-2018 Cell Press IMAGE: This graphical abstract shows two waves of Denisovan ancestry have shaped present-day humans. Credit: Browning et al./Cell Modern humans co-existed and interbred not only with Neanderthals, but also with another species of archaic humans, the mysterious Denisovans. While developing a new genome-analysis method for comparing whole genomes between modern…

Artificial sweetener Splenda could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn’s disease

Public Release: 15-Mar-2018   Promotes ‘bad’ bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients Case Western Reserve University In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener…

Death rates mysteriously skyrocket in England and Wales

Public Release: 14-Mar-2018 Health chiefs failing to investigate rising deaths in England and Wales, argue experts Latest figures show over 10,000 extra deaths in first weeks of 2018 compared with previous years Health chiefs are failing to investigate a clear pattern of rising death rates and worsening health outcomes in England and Wales, argue experts…

Eating Nuts may dramatically improve Colon Cancer outcomes

Eating Nuts may dramatically improve Colon Cancer outcomes   Those who regularly consumed at least two, one-ounce servings of nuts each week demonstrated a 42% improvement in disease-free survival and a 57% improvement in overall survival. Nut Consumption and Survival in Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer: Results From CALGB 89803 (Alliance). Journal of Clinical…

One in four Americans suffer when exposed to common chemicals

Public Release: 14-Mar-2018   University of Melbourne research reveals that one in four Americans report chemical sensitivity, with nearly half this group medically diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), suffering health problems from exposure to common chemical product University of Melbourne University of Melbourne research reveals that one in four Americans report chemical sensitivity, with…

Russian physicists make toy asteroids and blast them with a laser (Actual Technical Illustration: Courtesy Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

Public Release: 13-Mar-2018 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology IMAGE: This is an image of asteroid destruction. A large team of Russian researchers from Rosatom, joined by three MIPT physicists, has modeled the impact of a nuclear explosion on an Earth-threatening asteroid. They manufactured miniature asteroids and blasted them with a laser. The modeling technique…

Toothpaste shown to speed enamel erosion?

  Enamel surface loss (SL) after each cycle, for anti-erosive toothpastes (light grey lines represent the control groups). Public Release: 13-Mar-2018 Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear. Specialists stress that diet and treatment by a dentist…

Can pursuing happiness make you unhappy?

Public Release: 12-Mar-2018   Researchers show that aiming to achieve happiness can affect your perception of time Springer People generally like to feel happy, but achieving a state of happiness takes time and effort. Researchers have now found that people who pursue happiness often feel like they do not have enough time in the day,…