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Patients With Bipolar Disorder Wait Six Years Before Seeking Treatment

Patients with bipolar disorder already show disruptive and distressing symptoms years before they get proper treatment for their psychiatric condition. What causes the delay in diagnosis?

Neuroscience

Sports Helps Protect Teen Athletes From Heroin And Opioid Addiction

Sports is a protective factor that can steer young athletes away from getting addicted to prescription drugs. How do sports help against heroin and opioid addiction?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2016

4-Billion-Year-Old Organism Named Luca May Be The Last Common Ancestor Of All Living Things

The single-celled organism known as LUCA is the common ancestor of bacteria and archaea. Genetic analysis revealed it thrived in hot and non-oxygenated environment and consumed hydrogen gas.

Animals July 26, 2016

Flu Vaccine Lowers Heart Failure And Stroke-Related Hospitalization Rates In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients who were vaccinated with flu vaccine are less likely to be admitted to the hospital because of stroke and heart failure. They also have lower risk of death during the flu season.

Medicine July 26, 2016

Legalized Marijuana Sending More Colorado Children To The Hospital

Colorado saw a sharp rise in the number of young children who were hospitalized after ingesting pot-laced goodies. Cannabis-related hospitalizations increased after the state legalized recreational marijuana.

Public Health July 25, 2016

Smokers Who Try To Quit Smoking Also Likely To Drink Less Alcohol: Study

Smokers who want to reduce their alcohol intake should consider quitting smoking first. Those who attempted to quit smoking cigarettes are likely to reduce their alcohol consumption.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2016

Bacteria In Our Gut Have Existed Even Before We Became Humans

Some of the bacteria in our intestines are already with us at least 15 million years ago, when humans were still pre-human apes. The research suggests gut bacteria is partly determined by evolution.

Feature | Science July 22, 2016

Chicken Odor May Be Used In Insect Repellents To Prevent Mosquito-Borne Malaria, Zika

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are repelled by the odor of chickens. The discovery could pave way for new insect repellents that can help in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases.

Public Health July 22, 2016

Female Smokers At Higher Risk For Strokes Caused By Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Female smokers are at increased risk of suffering from a type of serious stroke caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage. What contributes to increased SAH risk in women?

Public Health July 22, 2016

Krispy Kreme Pairs Up With Cheerwine Beverage Company To Make Doughnut-Flavored Soda

Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine teamed up to produce a doughnut-flavored soda: the Cheerwine Kreme. How does it taste? People who have tasted the drink have given their verdict.

Life & Style July 21, 2016

Researchers Develop Potential Vaccine For STI Chlamydia

Researchers found a potential vaccine that can prevent chlamydia infection. Untreated cases of the sexually transmitted infection is known to cause infertility and blindness.

Public Health July 19, 2016

World's Smallest Hard Disk Stores Data Using Chlorine Atoms

The world's smallest hard disk uses chlorine atoms to store data. The device has enough storage density to store each of all the books written by humans.

Feature | Science July 19, 2016

Pediatricians Tell Parents To Limit Children's Exposure To Violent Media Citing Link To Aggressive Behavior

The American Academy of Pediatrics tells parents to limit their children's exposure to screen violence. The group cited studies linking violent media exposure and aggressive behavior in kids.

Neuroscience July 18, 2016

World's Greatest Concentration Of Unique Land Mammal Species Is On Luzon Island In The Philippines

The largest island of the Philippines hosts the world's greatest concentration of unique mammals. More than 90 percent of non-flying mammals in Luzon are found nowhere else in the world.

Animals July 18, 2016

First Virus-Hunter In Space To Test DNA Sequencing Device At The ISS

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will use a pocket-sized DNA sequencer to study a virus, bacteria and mice genome in space. What are the objectives of the experiments?

Space July 18, 2016

CDC Announces First Case Of Female To Male Zika Infection

CDC reported the first known case of Zika transmission from female to male through sexual contact. Experts said it is also possible that infection of the mosquito-borne virus can occur between female sex partners.

Public Health July 16, 2016

NASA To Send New Mars Rover To Search For Life On Red Planet By 2020

The U.S. space agency is ready to start the final design and construction of the Mars 2020 rover. The six-wheeled probe is set to blast off to the Red Planet on August 2020.

Space July 16, 2016

CDC Reports Increase In Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea In The US

The number of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea in the U.S. increased four-fold form 2013 to 2014. Researchers do not know until when current standard treatments for this STD will work.

Public Health July 16, 2016

Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Turns 33 Into 'Zombies' As US Sees Rise In Spike Poisoning

The number of people sent to hospitals as a result of synthetic pot poisoning rises. In New York, 33 people who used synthetic marijuana were hospitalized after staggering and collapsing on the street like zombies.

Public Health July 15, 2016

Preschoolers Who Sleep Late May End Up As Obese Teens

Children who sleep late at night are likely to grow up as obese teens. What time should preschoolers go to sleep to reduce the likelihood of weight problems later in life?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

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