Initial reports suggest new dengue vaccine safer than prior vaccines

A team of researchers at Takeda Vaccines has announced the results of the first phase of trial testing a new vaccine to prevent dengue infections. In their paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, they outline their trial and how well the drug is working in test cases. The dengue virus infects hundreds of millions of people every […]

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Anorexia cases are almost DOUBLE estimates in 2006, figures suggest

Anorexia cases have DOUBLED among eight to 12-year-olds in the UK over the past decade ‘because of the pressures of social media on children’ Data shows 3.2 children aged 8-12 per 100,000 are diagnosed per year In 2006, the figure was 1.5 per 100,000, suggesting an increase over time For all youngsters, anorexia affects girls of white ethnicity in England the […]

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Keeping kids’ minds active may cut obesity risks, scientists suggest

Should brain training be part of a healthy diet? Children’s minds use half their energy – and more mental activity might cut obesity risks, scientists say At five, children’s brain’s use up almost half the energy they get from their diets The glucose from food that we don’t use gets converted into fat  Scientists at Northwestern University and New York […]

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Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research from the Multi-Centre Study of Self-harm in England, funded by the Department of Health is published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry today (30 May). The team investigated self-poisoning and self-injury in three cities, […]

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Researchers suggest balanced reporting of sports head injuries

A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists, including Mark Herceg, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist at Northwell Health’s Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and a member of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, published a correspondence today in The Lancet Neurology, asking for balance when reporting on sports-related injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a type of dementia […]

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