Alexandra Mitchell

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Scientists find link between bipolar disorder and flu in pregnancy

Scientists have found a link between children who go on to suffer from bipolar disorder and mothers who have the flu while pregnant.<p>If the findings from the research, which suggests children are four times more likely to develop the disorder if their mothers suffer from the flu during their …

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Jeremy Clarkson, Shirley Bassey and Tony Blair, but no Mikhail Gorbachev: Margaret Thatcher's funeral guest list announced

It is, by any account, an eclectic guest-list. The Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will rub shoulders with the environmentally friendly fashion …

Obama urges N Korea to end 'belligerence'

US president Barack Obama on Thursday called on North Korea to end its "belligerent approach," as the Pentagon backed away from an intelligence report which suggested North Korea might have developed nuclear weapons which could be fit onto a ballistic missile.<p>Pentagon spokesman George Little said …

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Geography in the News: Dengue Fever Threat Much Greater

Human Journey<p><i>Geography in the NewsTM</i> and Maps.com<p><b>DENGUE FEVER</b><p>Reports of dengue fever were rare in Florida until 2009 when physicians began diagnosing cases around Key West in individuals who had not traveled outside the state. National Public Radio recently reported that, with mosquito season under …

Eating themselves to death

MEXICO has long been a country that derives extraordinary pleasure from eating and drinking—and it hasn’t minded the consequences much either. <i>Gordo</i> …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

New Studies Shake Up Human Family Tree

Does a 2-million-year-old skeleton unseat "Lucy" from a critical evolutionary junction on the way to Homo, our genus?<p><b>Everybody knows "Lucy." For nearly four decades, this famous partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis, dated to 3.2 million years ago, has been an ambassador for our</b> …

Six more diagnosed with new bird flu in China

Six more people have been diagnosed with a new strain of bird flu in China , officials said, and one of them has died, bringing the death toll from the new outbreak to three.<p>That makes nine human cases of H7N9 bird flu, all in the eastern part of the country around Shanghai. This is a different …

Laser Zaps Away Cocaine Addiction In Rats

A new study found that lasers can zap away cocaine use behaviors in rats.<p>Aiming laser light at the portion of the brain associated with impulse control could ease cocaine addiction, according to a new study in rats.<p>"When we turn on a laser light in the prelimbic region of the prefrontal cortex, the …

MMR jab warning as measles cases soar 25% over Easter

A measles epidemic with children most at risk shows no sign of ending after a 25% jump in new cases reported over the Easter break.<p>An urgent appeal …

Researchers see antibody evolve against HIV

Study could aid development of more effective vaccines.<p>For the first time, scientists have tracked in a patient the evolution of a potent immune …