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A dog potentially exposed more than 100 people to black plague in Colorado – Ars Technica

A dog potentially exposed more than 100 people to black plague in Colorado –...

Unpleasant surprise — The unusual case of the deadly disease prompts a warning from experts. Beth Mole - Mar 14, 2019 3:49 pm UTC Enlarge / The dog is thought to have caught the plague from a dead prairie dog. At least 116 people and 46 animals in Colorado were potentially exposed to the black…
Ketamine works great for depression and other conditions, and costs $10/dose; the new FDA-approved “ketamine” performs badly in trials and costs a fortune – Boing Boing

Ketamine works great for depression and other conditions, and costs $10/dose; the new FDA-approved...

Ketamine is a sedative first synthesized in 1962; its patents have long elapsed and it costs pennies; it has many uses and is also sold illegally for use as a recreational drug, but in recent years it has been used with remarkable efficacy as a treatment for a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, and…
Light and sound therapy could stall Alzheimer’s symptoms, study finds – as human trials begin – Daily Mail

Light and sound therapy could stall Alzheimer’s symptoms, study finds – as human trials...

Alzheimer's disease could be treated by combining light and sound therapy, according to new research.The study showed that the non-invasive treatments boosted memory by destroying rogue proteins in the brains of mice.The molecules, known as beta amyloid, gather into plaques devouring neurons - triggering devastating symptoms of confusion.Scientists are hopeful the approach, which works by…
Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds – NBCNews.com

Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds –...

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.March 14, 2019, 1:12 PM GMTBy Shamard Charles, M.D.Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to a national survey released Thursday.The research, published…
New treatment brings hope to those bitten by the ‘kissing bug’ – The Telegraph

New treatment brings hope to those bitten by the ‘kissing bug’ – The Telegraph

Patients suffering from Chagas disease, a debilitating and potentially fatal insect-borne illness, could be cured with a two-week course of drugs instead of the current 60-day regimen, a study has shown. The research, led by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), found that a shorter course of benznidazole, the drug most commonly used to…
Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’ – BBC News

Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests.A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found.The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking and processing.But…
NY parents want unvaccinated kids back in school; judge says no amid measles outbreak – syracuse.com

NY parents want unvaccinated kids back in school; judge says no amid measles outbreak...

In a county at the epicenter of New York's worst measles outbreak in decades, a group of parents is pushing to get their kids back in school. The problem? The children aren't vaccinated.Normally, children and their families are able to claim a religion-based exemption from required vaccinations. But, Rockland County's health department has said, these…
Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says – CNN

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says – CNN

(CNN)Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017. The term dementia encompasses disease…
Trump says second Brexit referendum would be ‘unfair’ and launches extraordinary attack on Theresa May – The Independent

Trump says second Brexit referendum would be ‘unfair’ and launches extraordinary attack on Theresa...

Donald Trump has said a second Brexit referendum would be "unfair" before launching an extraordinary attack on Theresa May's handing of negotiations. The comments came just hours after he said his administration was looking forward to "negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the UK" - having reportedly been lobbied to do so by Nigel Farage. The former Ukip…
Brexit vote latest news: MPs to vote on Article 50 extension and second referendum – live – Telegraph.co.uk

Brexit vote latest news: MPs to vote on Article 50 extension and second referendum...

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