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Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behaviour at a rate that is far higher than...
Global digital healthcare market to surpass $234.5bn by 2023

Global digital healthcare market to surpass $234.5bn by 2023

The new Frost & Sullivan Global Digital Health Outlook 2020 analysis predicts the market will exceed $234.5bn (~€212.26bn) by 2023. The healthcare industry’s steady shift...
'Tricked' bacteria open new pathways to antimicrobial treatments

‘Tricked’ bacteria opens door for development of antibiotic-free drugs

Scientists have developed a new technique to trick bacteria into revealing hundreds of holes in their cell walls. The new technique, developed by researchers from...
World Mental Health Day: UK young people report being happy

World Mental Health Day: UK young people report being happy

Friendship, school and a good night’s sleep have all been named as key factors in a young person’s happiness. The findings have been published in...
Research sheds new light on how episodic memory works

Research sheds new light on how episodic memory works

Neuroscientists have proven how different parts of the human brain work together to create and retrieve episodic memory. Models suggested that, during formation of a...
New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing

New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing

Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought. Offering a new perspective to...
Thalidomide: the story of the most notorious drug continues

Thalidomide: the story of the most notorious drug continues

Researchers in Japan and Italy have deepened understanding of the way in which thalidomide causes developmental abnormalities at the molecular level. An international study co-authored...
Light therapy: laying groundwork for personalised medical technology

Light therapy: laying groundwork for personalised medical technology

Researchers have demonstrated a new technology for gauging the effectiveness of light therapy to synchronise human circadian rhythms. University of New Mexico researchers and their...
Is our nose to blame for junk food cravings after bad sleep?

Is our nose to blame for junk food cravings after bad sleep?

People who are sleep deprived tend to reach for doughnuts, fries and pizza – but why do we do this? A new Northwestern Medicine study,...
People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

Researchers have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids. The study at Keele University forms part of...
Drug candidate identified to starve and suffocate breast cancer cell stem

Drug candidate identified to starve and suffocate breast cancer stem cells

Scientists have identified a new drug candidate that is able starve and suffocate cancer stem cells, paving the way for new therapies to treat...
Dog ownership linked to longevity in stroke and heart attack survivors

Dog ownership linked to longevity in stroke and heart attack survivors

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone. These are the...

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