Spike in excess deaths sparks calls for an 'urgent investigation'

Massive spike in excess deaths sparks calls for an ‘urgent investigation’: NHS crisis blamed for nearly 3,000 more Brits than usual dying each week 17,381 deaths registered in England and Wales in the seven days to January 13 This is the highest number of excess deaths since the UK’s second…

New research reveals clues about the development of epilepsy

Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of epilepsy, a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures that affects around 50 million people. A research team led by Bret Smith, professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, discovered specific neuronal processes that could help advance future preventative treatments…

Video Game Addiction: Noticing Warning Signs, Getting Help

Tomer Shaked, an 18-year-old high school senior in Florida, started gaming around age 9. “I began spending more and more time playing video games in what I now know was a gaming addiction,” he says in an interview. “At first, I didn’t play all that much, and still put school…

Does Appendectomy Raise the Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Appendectomy may lead to harmful changes in the gut microbiome that contribute to colorectal cancer (CRC), a new report from China suggests. In one part of a three-part analysis, researchers observed a 73% increase in CRC risk among appendectomy cases compared with controls over a 20-year follow-up. The study, published…

Olivia Munn Shares a Delicious Lunar New Year Tradition with Son Malcolm

The first day of the Lunar New Year was Sunday, Jan. 22, and Olivia Munn celebrated in the most delicious way. The Newsroom star shared a video of the noodles she made for the holiday, which she shared with her 1-year-old son Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney. “Longevity noodles for Lunar New…

One in four dementia patients taking harmful antidepressants

Why are one in four of Britain’s nearly one million dementia patients taking antidepressants – when scientists say they do more harm than good? Around one in four British dementia patients are prescribed antidepressants But experts have warned the pills are ‘dangerous and futile’ for these patients Dementia patient Tracey Lane,…