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Ants self-medicate

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015

University of Helsinki

We humans have been using self-medication to cure the illnesses since the dawn of our species. There is some evidence that also other animals can exhibit this type of behavior, but the evidence has been hard to come by. 170 more words

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Evolutionary war between microorganisms affecting human health, IU biologist says

Public Release: 30-Jul-2015

Indiana University

IMAGE: Bashey-Visser’s research focuses on an insect-killing nematode in the genus Steinernema.

Credit: Cole Beeler

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating “superbugs” able to resist drugs treating infection. 852 more words

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Autism costs estimated to reach nearly $500 billion, potentially $1 trillion, by 2025

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015

UC Davis researchers recommend broader access to early intervention, employment support

University of California – Davis Health System

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected the total costs of caring for all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. 641 more words

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Depression and personality disorders drive psych patients to euthanasia

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015

Most common diagnoses among those requesting help to die, due to unbearable suffering

BMJ

Depression and personality disorders are the most common diagnoses among Belgian psychiatric patients requesting help to die, on the grounds of unbearable suffering, finds research published in the online journal… 434 more words

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Research investigates whether solar events could trigger birth defects on Earth

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015

University of Kansas

LAWRENCE — Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. 806 more words

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Research investigates whether solar events could trigger birth defects on Earth

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015

University of Kansas

LAWRENCE — Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. 806 more words

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Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent per year, Hispanic children's visits up 44 percent per year

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015

Emergency visits for childhood food allergy on rise in Illinois

Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent per year, Hispanic children’s visits up 44 percent per year… 593 more words

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