Category: General Health

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Talking sensibly about depression

Summary points Depression is the leading mental health—related cause of the global burden of disease and is the focus of World Health Day 2017. Despite robust evidence of the effectiveness of interventions ranging from...

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Matters of life and death

Modern technology and modern medical practice have evolved over the past decades, enabling us to enhance and extend human life to an unprecedented degree. The two books under review examine this phenomenon from remarkably...

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Interfering with bad cholesterol

Over the past few decades, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease has declined substantially in developed countries. Statins, drugs that lower serum levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), have been instrumental in this...

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Obesity: The fat advantage

Attendees at the 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida, were presented with a head scratcher. At a poster session on renal cancer, a team at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, led...

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Zika Infects Adult Neural Progenitors Too

Zika virus exposure in a mouse model can infect adult neural stem cells in the brain, leading to cell death and reduced proliferation.CELL STEM CELL, H. LI ET AL.Microcephaly and associated birth defects in...

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