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What is disorganized schizophrenia (hebephrenia)? What causes disorganized schizophrenia?

What is disorganized schizophrenia (hebephrenia)? What causes disorganized schizophrenia?

What is disorganized schizophrenia (hebephrenia)? What causes disorganized schizophrenia? 4.5989 Disorganized schizophrenia, or hebephrenia (hebephrenic schizophrenia ) is one of several subtypes of schizophrenia, a chronic (long-term) mental illness – it is thought to be an extreme expression of disorganization syndrome that has been hypothesized to be one feature of […]

Can you die from a broken heart?

Can you die from a broken heart?

Can you die from a broken heart? 4.51 Losing a loved one can be heartbreaking. But a study published in 2014 shows that this can be more than just symbolic, as the chances of experiencing a stroke or heart attack after a partner’s death doubles within the first 30 days. […]

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death 5 For newborns who do not require emergency interventions directly after birth, the best place to be is on their mother’s chest, skin to skin. This kind of contact is believed to help regulate the newborn’s temperature and breathing rate. Now, new research suggests […]

Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners

Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners

Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners Soaring numbers of overdose deaths are adding to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a shortage of places to store bodies and long delays in autopsies and toxicology testing. The Connecticut medical examiner’s office has considered renting a refrigerated truck to store […]

Epilepsy diagnosis may be improved by new clinical definition

Epilepsy diagnosis may be improved by new clinical definition

Epilepsy diagnosis may be improved by new clinical definition 4.52161 A new clinical definition for epilepsy has been created by a task force of epilepsy experts, with the aim of “refining the scope” of patients diagnosed with the disease. In 2005, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) task force authored […]

Prolonged Standing During Pregnancy May Result In Stunted Fetal Growth

Prolonged Standing During Pregnancy May Result In Stunted Fetal Growth

Prolonged Standing During Pregnancy May Result In Stunted Fetal Growth 4 Standing for prolonged periods of time during pregnancy may restrict fetal growth, according to researchers. Earlier studies have suggested that working long hours may increase the risk of premature birth, birth defects, low birthweight, and stillbirth. The study, published […]

Depression ‘second leading cause of disability worldwide’

Depression ‘second leading cause of disability worldwide’

Depression ‘second leading cause of disability worldwide’ 4.51 The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the US. Now, new research has revealed that it is the second leading cause of disability worldwide. This is according to a study […]

‘Fasting-mimicking diet’ may promote health and longevity

‘Fasting-mimicking diet’ may promote health and longevity

‘Fasting-mimicking diet’ may promote health and longevity 44501 A new study published in Cell Metabolism suggests following a calorie-restricted diet that mimics fasting for just 5 days a month for 3 months may promote longevity and reduce a number of risk factors for cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers found […]

Zika test for donated blood given green light by FDA

Zika test for donated blood given green light by FDA

Zika test for donated blood given green light by FDA In a bid to ensure safety of the nation’s blood supply, regulators in the US have given the go-ahead for an investigational test to screen blood donations for Zika virus. The experimental blood test detects Zika virus RNA in plasma […]

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US “is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic,” and opioids are a key culprit, responsible for 44 deaths each day. But according to a new study, a patient’s risk […]

Study uncovers new clues about overproduction of mucus in asthma and COPD

Study uncovers new clues about overproduction of mucus in asthma and COPD

Study uncovers new clues about overproduction of mucus in asthma and COPD 42 In solving a 20-year mystery about the role of a protein associated with mucus production, researchers provide new insights that may lead to new treatments for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and other diseases. When […]

Clinical trial disaster: one man dead, five hospitalized in France

Clinical trial disaster: one man dead, five hospitalized in France

Clinical trial disaster: one man dead, five hospitalized in France 5140 A man has died and five others have been hospitalized in France, after taking part in a clinical trial for a new painkiller developed by Portuguese pharmaceutical company BIAL. After taking part in a clinical trial for a new […]

Mangoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown

Mangoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown

Mangoes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown 47142 The mango is a member of the drupe family, a type of plant food in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (what we sometimes call a pit) with a seed inside. Olives, dates and coconuts are also types of drupes. There are […]

‘High proportion’ of kidney donors face insurance difficulties

‘High proportion’ of kidney donors face insurance difficulties

‘High proportion’ of kidney donors face insurance difficulties 231 According to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, kidney donors may face insurance challenges, despite little evidence that they have increased health risks. The authors of the new study cite recent high-profile news stories providing examples of […]

Children of religious parents less generous, study suggests

Children of religious parents less generous, study suggests

Children of religious parents less generous, study suggests 52 Children of religious parents are less likely to be generous than those of non-religious parents, according to the results of a new study. Contrary to widespread belief, a new study suggests religious children are less generous than non-religious children. Published in […]