These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease
 

These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease

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A new study finds that essential oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, and several other herbs can kill forms of Lyme disease bacteria.

Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women
 

Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

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According to a recent study, snoring increases the chances that a person will experience reduced cardiac function. Women seem to be most at risk.

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms
 

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

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Irritable bowel syndrome affects many people’s quality of life. New research now suggests, however, that hypnotherapy sessions can help relieve symptoms.

Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells
 

Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells

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New research finds that a compound extracted from vines in the Congolese rainforest can kill cancer cells where other substances have failed.

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?
 

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

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New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.

Scientists confirm the role of ‘molecular switch’ in Parkinson’s disease
 

Scientists confirm the role of ‘molecular switch’ in Parkinson’s disease

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Researchers establish that a cellular pathway that protects the brain against damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s disease. Two enzymes play key roles.

The effects of antibiotic use in animals on human health and the drug resistance crisis
 

The effects of antibiotic use in animals on human health and the drug resistance crisis

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How does antibiotic use in animals affect drug resistance in humans? What role do intensive farming practices have in this dynamic? We investigate.

How a key protein boosts memory, learning in the adult brain
 

How a key protein boosts memory, learning in the adult brain

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New research reveals that a protein that helps make connections between neurons in the developing infant brain also strengthens them in the adult brain.

Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
 

Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain

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By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains.

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?
 

Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

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An innovative new study investigates the link between morning or evening preference and the likelihood of developing breast cancer.

‘Simple modification’ could help antibiotics overcome resistance
 

‘Simple modification’ could help antibiotics overcome resistance

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A simple way of linking vancomycin to an antimicrobial peptide led to a fivefold increase in the antibiotic’s power against an infectious bacterium.

Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread
 

Melanoma: More evidence that antioxidants speed up tumor spread

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New research reveals that antioxidants that bind to mitochondria — the main source of free radicals — either have no effect or cause tumors to grow faster.

Depression: Three new subtypes identified
  

Depression: Three new subtypes identified

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Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.

3 tricks that put your brain to the test
 

3 tricks that put your brain to the test

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Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments.

Eye scan may detect Alzheimer’s disease in seconds
 

Eye scan may detect Alzheimer’s disease in seconds

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It may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s in a matter of seconds using a noninvasive eye scanner that simply examines a person’s retina.

How and why our bodies starve gut bacteria
 

How and why our bodies starve gut bacteria

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Our gut microbiota can make or break our health. Researchers have found that our bodies keep bacteria under control by ‘rationing’ the resources they need.

Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease
 

Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease

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Many common drugs affect lung health negatively, and these problems are more common than specialists previously thought, concludes a new review.

New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial
  

New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial

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A new antibiotic able to kill drug-resistant bacteria proves to be safe and effective in a phase II clinical trial, offering fresh hope in a global crisis.

Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk?
 

Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk?

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Stroke risk depends on many factors, some of which are genetic and some lifestyle-related. So, can lifestyle changes outweigh the genetic risk?

This unlikely culprit may cause drug-resistant high blood pressure
 

This unlikely culprit may cause drug-resistant high blood pressure

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A study of 475 male veterans with hypertension links higher lead buildup in shin bone to increased risk of drug-resistant high blood pressure.

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