Category: Science

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

There remains a controversy in scientific circles today regarding the value of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Much of this stems from the fact that because the information gathered to date has been...

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, published Jan. 14, 2020 in...

No, the Wuhan Virus Is Not a ‘Snake Flu’

Sharing data during an outbreak is vital for public health. But it can also lead to sensational, and even spurious research, like a controversial new paper claiming people probably picked up a novel coronavirus...

Novel Coronavirus that recently emerged in China

Novel Coronavirus that recently emerged in China

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans...

China virus latest: Second Chinese city in lockdown

NEWS 23 January 2020 Updates on the respiratory illness that has infected hundreds of people. Health authorities are monitoring air travellers for a virus that emerged in Wuhan, China.Credit: Mast Irham/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Scientists are increasingly...

Poor mental health ‘both cause and effect’ of school exclusion

Poor mental health ‘both cause and effect’ of school exclusion

Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes. The research, led by the...