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Fewer Allergies In Infants Who Are Not Stressed

A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Hopefully this new knowledge will be useful in future allergy prevention. The study is published in the December paper issue of Journal of Allergy and […]

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Claudia Lucchinetti, MD

Multiple Sclerosis Often Starts In Brain’s Outer Layers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) may progress from the outermost layers of the brain to its deep parts, and is not always an “inside-out” process as previously thought, reported a new collaborative study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic. The traditional understanding is that the disease begins in the white matter that forms […]

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New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has […]

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Omega-3 Reduces Anxiety And Inflammation In Healthy Students

A recent study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people. The research, supported by the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), was conducted by a team of scientists that has spent more […]

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Wenbin Deng

A Drug Contained In Widely Used Over-The-Counter Cough Medicines May Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

A drug widely used in over-the-counter cough medicines appears to protect against symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a finding that could offer a new and inexpensive therapy for a condition with few effective treatment options, a study by UC Davis researchers has found. The study is available online in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.

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Professor Declan Naughton

New Blood Test Helps To Uncover Specific Vitamin D Deficiencies That Contribute To Numerous Medical Illnesses

Researchers from London’s Kingston University have developed a new highly-accurate blood test which can detect how much a patient’s diet could be responsible for a lack of the so-called ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D deficiencies can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of cancer and osteoporosis. For additional information about this line of research, […]

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