Deborah Fryer

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Prozac Alters Prawns' Behavior, Reproduction, Even Their Color

Antidepressants aren't cheering up aquatic life<p>The idea that tiny amounts of antidepressants present in our rivers and estuaries may be affecting aquatic life is generally met with surprise, sometimes skepticism, or even a degree of humor.<p>The public were first alerted to pharmaceuticals in the …

Scientists regenerate organ in mice in world-first breakthrough

Scientists have regenerated a living organ for the first time, potentially opening the way for life-lengthening human therapies.<p>A team at Edinburgh University’s medical research centre for regenerative medicine managed to rebuild the thymus of very old mice, re-establishing the health of the organ …

Kids With Rare Disease May Hold Secret to Stopping Viruses

A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ability that could lead to a new family of antiviral drugs.<p>Their bodies stop viruses from building a protective shell, which leaves viruses "naked" and vulnerable, researchers report in …

Scientists discover how parasite wreaks havoc by nibbling at intestines

The gruesome means by which a parasite wreaks havoc in the human body has been laid bare for the first time by researchers who filmed the bug in action at the end of a microscope.<p>Infections of <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> can trigger intestinal ulcers, gut inflammation and life-threatening diarrhoea in …

Paraglider’s Photographs Remind Us How Beautiful Planet Earth Really Is

Combining her love for landscapes and risk taking, photographer Jody Macdonald is able to capture some of the worlds most gorgeous landscapes, from …

Mary Ellen Mark To Receive “Outstanding Contribution To Photography” Award

Mary Ellen Mark is one of the world’s greatest and most influential documentary photographers. Next month, 65 years after she took her first …

How a Sedentary Lifestyle (Sitting Too Much Every Day) Can Seriously Endanger Your Health

The dangers of living a sedentary life: Learn how to ward off the nasty effects of a new epidemic called Sitting Disease<p>You might not want to take the following stat sitting down: According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, it's likely that you spend …

How to Move the Needle in Digital Health

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital health is big business, with $7.4 billion flowing into the space since 2010. This explosion of interest in digital health has some experts wondering what the future holds. "Despite this exuberance and excitement, there …

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SXSW Standout ThriveOn Is Making Strides For Affordable Mental Health Care

About two years ago, after making a pot of money in an IPO, Alejandro Foung decided to launch a social enterprise combining his passion for psychology and programming. His startup, a web site called ThriveOn, was one of the winners of the accelerator pitch contest recently held in Austin at South …

Belly size beats BMI for assessing full health picture, Mayo Clinic study shows

It's time to take out the measuring tape.<p>A new study is adding to the growing evidence that waist circumference – not just body mass index (BMI) – is a key predictor for heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems and premature death.<p>The study, conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic and …

What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Solving It.<p><b>About Rebecca Onie's TED Talk</b><p>Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.<p><b>About Rebecca Onie</b><p>I believe that at the end of the day, when we measure our health care, it …