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Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Date: Feb-11-2019
Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders.

What role does the gut play in Parkinson's disease?

Date: Feb-11-2019
A review of existing research has examined the evidence for a connection between the gastrointestinal system and the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

Date: Feb-11-2019
A new study has examined the importance of eating breakfast in the process of losing weight. It may not be as pivotal as once thought, say the authors.

Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Date: Feb-10-2019
Insulin injections are part of daily blood glucose management for many people with type 2 diabetes. Now, a new pill could spell the end for injections.

Can social media really cause depression?

Date: Feb-10-2019
Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms.

Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

Date: Feb-09-2019
A new study attempts to unpick the role that glutamate might have in anxiety. The findings could eventually form the basis of more effective treatments.

Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

Date: Feb-09-2019
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.

What to know about a blood clot behind the knee

Date: Feb-08-2019
A blood clot can form behind the knee due to injuries, surgery, or poor blood flow. A clot forming in a leg vein is a serious condition that can lead to potentially life-threatening complications, such as a pulmonary embolism. Learn more here.

Can you have the flu without a fever?

Date: Feb-08-2019
While a fever is a common flu symptom, it does not occur in every case. In this article, learn about the flu without a fever, as well as when to see a doctor.

What causes excessive yawning?

Date: Feb-08-2019
Excessive, or frequent, yawning can arise from fatigue, anxiety, or an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the causes and treatments for excessive yawning. We also discuss when to see a doctor.