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New psychosis treatment targets genetic mutation instead of symptoms

WT24 Desk A novel treatment that targets the biological effects of a specific genetic mutation could help alleviate the symptoms of psychosis, a new study finds, MNT reports. Deborah L. Levy, Ph.D. — from the McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA — led the new study, the findings of which now appear in the journal Biological Psychiatry. It revealed that people who ...

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High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?

WT24 Desk In this Spotlight feature, we investigate whether the bacteria that live in our guts could influence our blood pressure. If so, could they guide future treatment?, according to MNT. Scientists are growing increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria. Each week, journals publish many study papers that examine how these microscopic visitors might play a role in ...

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Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

WT24 Desk By scanning the brains of hundreds of convicted murderers, a recent study has zeroed in on significant differences in the gray matter of homicide offenders, compared with that of people who have carried out other violent crimes, according to MNT. In 2016, there were an estimated 17,250murders in the United States. Homicide, of course, has a devastating impact on ...

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Hospital fires 23 workers

Excessive painkiller doses to patients, deaths in Ohio WT24 Desk The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died fired 23 nurses, pharmacists and managers Thursday and said it is changing leadership, a sign that professional fallout from the scandal has expanded far beyond the intensive care doctor accused of ordering the drugs, ...

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Researchers devise a more ‘child-friendly’ test for autism

WT24 Desk The current methods of diagnosing autism in children use questionnaires and psychologist evaluations. However, these methods can be stressful for those at a young age. New research now suggests an easy, more stress-free test that simply tracks the gaze, MNT reports. “The current approaches to determining if someone has autism are not really child-friendly,” notes Mehrshad Sadria, who is currently ...

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Alzheimer’s: Cell mechanism removes defective protein

WT24 Desk The buildup of defective tau proteins is a prominent feature of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The faulty proteins form tangles that disrupt brain function and kill nerve cells, or neurons, according to MNT. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that plays a vital role in helping to prevent the buildup of toxic tau protein in the brain. ...

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What happens in the brain when we are bored?

WT24 Desk In people who are prone to boredom, this state can negatively affect their mental health. So, what happens in the brain when we get bored, and how can this help us find ways of dealing with boredom? A new study investigates, MNT reports. On average, adults in the United States experience 131 days of boredom per year — ...

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13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery

WT24 Desk A new study showcases the benefits of nerve transfer surgery — sometimes in combination with traditional tendon transfer surgery — for restoring upper limb function in people with complete paralysis, according to MNT. Spinal cord injury (SCI) affects close to 290,000people in the United States, according to recent estimates. Of these SCI cases, about 12% result in full paralysis, ...

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Breakthrough In DMCH Healthcare

Bypass surgery to cost Tk 40,000Says Minister WT24 Desk Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said people can now undergo bypass surgery at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at a cost of Tk 40,000-50,000, Agencies report. He came up with the information while talking to reporters after inaugurating the ‘Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery’ department at the hospital. As per ...

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HIV infection ups risk of heart failure, stroke

WT24 Desk People living with HIV are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke, warn researchers, IANS reports. “Our findings reinforce the importance of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through control of risk factors such as high blood pressure or smoking in persons living with HIV,” said study lead author Alvaro Alonso from ...

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