Intrusive Thoughts and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Intrusive thoughts are threatening thoughts that constantly occur to a person without conscious or voluntary control. These thoughts are capable of creating severe anxiety when they enter the mind. They play a vital role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as they have a significant impact on the people affected by it. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic […]
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Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

American teens underestimate their use of amphetamines, likely because many don’t know that the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is an amphetamine, a new study suggests. High school and college students sometimes use Adderall, a type of stimulant medication, without a doctor’s order because they believe it will boost their mental function and school performance. […]
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Does smell sensitivity change everyday?

It has always been apparent that some individuals have a better sense of smell than others, but a new study of 37 teens provides the first direct evidence that within each person, smell sensitivity varies over the course of each day. The pattern, according to the data, tracks with the body’s internal day-night cycle, or […]
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Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being

Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. Study leader Dr. Tamlin Conner, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in […]
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Cannabis can help children with epilepsy

Medical cannabinoids may benefit children undergoing chemotherapy and those who have epilepsy, according to a new study. Authors emphasized the need to weigh the risks and benefits of the drug and called for more research on pediatric use. “In this context, pediatricians, families, patients and policy makers continue to lack urgently needed information to make […]
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Arsenic: A cause of cancer?

A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that arsenic in drinking water may have one of the longest dormancy periods of any carcinogen. By tracking the mortality rates of people exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water in a region in Chile, the researchers provide evidence of increases in lung, bladder, […]
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Arab Health 2015: New MRI solutions to boost patient comfort

Royal Philips has announced the launch of Ingenia 1.5T S at Arab Health 2015, a new MRI system designed for “First Time Right” imaging and for faster workflow, while enhancing the patient’s experience during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. Philips will showcase its Ingenia 1.5T S solution at the Sheikh SaaedHall 2, Stand S2C10, of […]
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UAE announces Date of cancer awareness ‘Pink Caravan Ride 2015’

SHARJAH, 25th January, 2015 (WAM) — The fifth edition of the Pink Caravan Ride 2015, the annual pan-UAE horse-back trek that helps spread awareness of breast cancer, will be held between March 16th-25th, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of […]
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5th Edition of Fujairah Media Forum kicks off

FUJAIRAH, 22nd September, 2014 (WAM)–Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Fujairah Crown Prince, H.H. Sheikh Dr. Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA), inaugurated today the 5th Edition of Fujairah Media Forum in Fujairah at Concord Hotel under the theme: “Women and Media, the […]
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Alternative Method for Chromatography Invented to Measure Medical Doses

Iranian researchers at the University of Kashan used carbon paste electrodes modified by gold nanoparticles to measure the atenolol medicine doses. This method can be an alternative for the complicated and expensive chromatography methods. Atenolol is an effective drug for the treatment of blood pressure, angina pectoris and cardiac attacks and arrest. Excessive use of […]
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Scientists Unlock One Mystery of Tissue Regeneration

Researchers identified a genetic switch that controls oxidative stress in stem cells, and thus, governs stem cell function. The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. Due to the presence of dedicated stem cells, many organs can undergo continuous renewal. When an organ becomes damaged, stem cells in the organ are typically activated, […]
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Iran unveils nuclear products

Iran has unveiled some deuterated compounds produced at its heavy water reactor, which is located near Arak in Markazi Province. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also the acting foreign minster, and ambassadors to the International Atomic Energy Agency from Egypt, Cuba, Syria, Algeria, Venezuela, Oman, and the Arab League […]
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New Therapies Identified for Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study revealed underlying causes for the degeneration of synapses in Alzheimer’s disease and identified promising pharmaceutical solutions to the disease. The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) study published in the Journal of Neuroscience is the first to achieve fundamental molecular understanding of how synapses are lost in Alzheimer’s Disease before the plaques and […]
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Emotional Stress Can Change Brain Function

A newly-conducted research showed that a single exposure to acute stress affects information processing in the cerebellum – the area of the brain responsible for motor control and movement coordination and also involved in learning and memory formation. The researchers by Iaroslav Savtchouk, a graduate student, and S. June Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell […]
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Malaria Drug Could Help Combat Cancer

Scientists investigating the cancer-fighting properties of artesunate – a drug commonly used to treat malaria – have found early evidence that combining it with an existing cancer drug has the potential to make each drug more effective than when used alone. They also found that regular treatment breaks could improve success levels. The findings, recently […]
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