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Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness

<b>Somalia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world and with a healthcare system devastated by years of war, most sufferers receive no medical help. Many are chained up - to trees or at home. Some are even locked in cages with hyenas. But one man is trying to change all that.</b><p>Dr …

Mental Health

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

How Much Does A New Hip Cost? Even The Surgeon Doesn't Know

What will a gallon of milk set you back? How about a new car? You probably have a rough idea.<p>But what about a new knee or a hip replacement? Chances are you have no clue. And you aren't alone. The surgeons who implant the devices probably don't know either, a survey finds.<p>Medicare spends about $20 …

We’d all be better off with our health records on Facebook

A Facebook user’s timeline provides both a snapshot of who that user is and a historical record of the user’s activity on Facebook. My Facebook timeline is about me, and fittingly, I control it. It’s also one, single profile. Anyone I allow to view my timeline views my timeline—they don’t each …

Digital Health

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses'

Perhaps Edward Snowden’s hoodie should have raised suspicions.<p>The black sweatshirt sold by the civil libertarian Electronic Frontier Foundation featured a parody of the National Security Agency’s logo, with the traditional key in an eagle’s claws replaced by a collection of AT&T cables, and …

Before The Prescription, Ask About Your Doctor's Finances

Last month, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines that could double the number of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs.<p>The organizations receive financial support from drug companies, and many of the experts who worked on the guidelines have …

Gut bacteria lose their tails to evade antibodies - Futurity

New research reveals the complex dynamic between gut bacteria and the immune system that keeps proteins from flagellin—bacterial tails—under control.

Immune System

Let's talk about the gender differences that really matter – in mental health

Supposed differences between the brains of men and women are uncritically reported, while a very real disparity is ignored<p>Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so …

FDA Warns Against Test Touted As Mammogram Alternative

Mammograms are no woman's idea of fun, but if someone suggests that you could skip that aggravation just by vacuuming a little bit of fluid from the breast, think again.<p>Nipple aspirate tests being offered in doctors' offices are no substitute for mammograms, the Food and Drug Administration said …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have started to change our diets. But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. The media …

US government considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist until 2008

From the White House to the halls of Congress, U.S. government officials have responded to the death of Nelson Mandela with a hail of testimonials to the late South African president’s leadership in the struggle for freedom and human rights.<p>Until five years ago, however, the U.S. officially …

Why a Trip to the Emergency Room Costs a Fortune

Elisabeth Rosenthal of the New York Times has been writing a fascinating series on why health care costs so much in the U.S. In a recent article, she …

Vitamin D deficiency puts elite ballet dancers at risk of injury

Vitamin D deficiency caused by their intensive indoor training regime is putting elite ballet dancers at increased risk of injury, a study has found.<p>Researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital (RNOH), University of Wolverhampton and the Jerwood Centre at Birmingham Royal Ballet have …

This scary superbug has a weak spot - Futurity

Scientists have pinpointed a potential way to stop a hospital superbug that causes deadly infections and is very resistant to antibiotics.

Super Bug

Suicide of elderly French couple stirs euthanasia debate

The discovery of letters left by an elderly couple who checked into a luxury Paris hotel to commit suicide has reopened the debate in France about the right of individuals to choose to die.<p>Georgette and Bernard Cazes, 86, were found lying peacefully holding hands on a bed in a room at the Lutetia …

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …

Dementia is 'stealing lives', Jeremy Hunt says

One quarter of patients in hospital are suffering from dementia, a national report has warned<p>One in four hospital patients is suffering dementia with many nurses unaware they have condition, Jeremy Hunt has said as he warns that the disease is “stealing lives”.<p>A landmark report says that thousands …

Dementia

How Do You Measure Return on Investment in Medicine?

Return on investment is always an interesting question when it comes to medical research. What would you call “return?” Is it that you’ve published a …

Medicine

Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt

Former government drugs adviser says progress towards new treatments for pain, Parkinson's and depression being blocked<p>The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for conditions such as depression and …

Human Health, Wellness, and Experience

For two decades, the green building movement has been propelled by a shared vision for market transformation. This vision was largely drawn from the …

Green Living

Scientists voice fears over ethics of drug trials remaining unpublished

Almost a third of large clinical trials in the US still not published five years after being finished, scientists write in BMJ<p>Drug companies and other organisations that carry out clinical trials are violating their ethical obligation to the people who take part by failing to publish the results, …

We Live In A World Where Salads Have More Sugar Than Donuts

You know something is wrong with the food industry when you can buy a salad that contains more sugar than a donut.<p>That's one finding in a recent study conducted by financial services company Credit Suisse, which revealed the sugar content of some of America's most popular foods and drinks.<p>Here they …