Mother was driven to the brink of suicide by contraceptive implant

‘It felt like a knife was being twisted in my stomach’: Mother, 39, claims she was driven to the brink of suicide by contraceptive implant that left her in agony for seven years Alana Nesbitt, 39, from Belfast, was fitted with the Essure sterilisation device  Mrs Nesbitt’s seven year nightmare is now over, after she had a hysterectomy Her life […]

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The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing movement problems and other symptoms. Scientists have long focused on finding out why these neurons die. Now it turns out, they might not even be dead. Researchers at The Rockefeller University found that affected neurons in Parkinson’s disease can shut down without […]

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The Weirdest Things Newborns Do — Including Fake Diarrhea

Bringing home a newborn baby is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. And, as you’ll quickly find out, it’s also one of the scariest things you’ll ever do, especially when you’re an inexperienced new mom. The truth is is that while newborns are adorable tiny humans who smell wonderful and sleep the majority of the time, they […]

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Scientists discover a new strain of HIV for the first time since 2000

Scientists find new strain of HIV for the first time since 2000 – and they say the discovery is a step toward ending the pandemic by including it in testing, treatment and potential vaccines Scientists at Abbott Labs have confirmed that a strain of HIV that infected three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a new variety of […]

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On the front lines of mental health care, emergency rooms are adapting

Patients seeking mental health care, sitting in emergency rooms for hours as clinical staff conduct physical tests unrelated to their problem. Case managers making scores of phone calls just to find one spot in an in-patient program. This scenario encountered by mental health patients in their local emergency rooms is less than ideal, experts say, and is even more of […]

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Deep neural networks uncover what the brain likes to see

Opening the eyes immediately provides a visual perception of the world—and it seems so easy. But the process that starts with photons hitting the retina and ends with ‘seeing’ is far from simple. The brain’s fundamental task in ‘seeing’ is to reconstruct relevant information about the world from the light that hits the eyes. Because this process is rather complex, […]

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Measurement of uterine contractions could predict the outcome of in vitro fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is considered as the gold standard of assisted reproductive technologies. Yet, the failure rate for IVF treatments is still above 70 percent, and the exact causes of failure remain unknown. Federica Sammali, Ph.D. candidate at the department of Electrical Engineering, has developed a system for measuring and characterizing uterine contractions, which are known to influence the […]

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Looks at the clock! Millions of German blood-pressure-lowering drug to swallow at the wrong time

Because the blood pressure is early in the Morning is particularly high, rates Doctors on how to take the lowering drugs when Breakfast. For many patients, this is exactly the wrong time to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. Diuretics, ACE-inhibitors or Sartans – the drugs against high blood pressure are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in […]

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