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Extended-release meds could help treat alcohol, opioid dependence better

MedicationWashington, May 15 - Researchers have suggested that a comparatively new form of a medication for alcohol and opioid dependence that's injected once a month instead of taken orally once a day appears to be significantly more effective than some other medications.

Antidepressant shows promise in slowing Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant shows promise in slowing Alzheimer's diseaseWashington, May 15 - A commonly prescribed antidepressant may reduce production of a brain protein related to the development of Alzheimer's disease, showed a new US study conducted in mice and healthy people.

Early stages of Y-chromosome degeneration seen

Y chromosomeWashington, May 14 - Researchers have found a way to shed light on the early stages of degeneration of Y-chromosome, by investigating the process in plants.

Sense of purpose could add years to your life

Sense of purposeWashington, May 13 - Researchers have said that feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age.

The research has clear implications for promoting positive aging and adult development, says lead researcher Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada.

US reports second imported case of MERS

US reports second imported case of MERSWashington, May 13 - The second case of deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which initially surfaced in Saudi Arabia in 2012 has been found in the US, health authorities said Monday.

Living heart tissue grown

Living heart tissue grownWashington, May 12 - In a first, scientists have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

The research is a big step forward for personalised medicine as now, a chunk of tissue containing a patient's specific genetic disorder can be replicated in the laboratory, a promising research says.

Stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' merger step forward for personalized meds

Stem cellWashington, May 12  : Researchers have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

The research appears to be a big step forward for personalized medicine, as it is working proof that a chunk of tissue containing a patient's specific genetic disorder can be replicated in the laboratory.

Short bursts of intense exercise before meals could help control BP

exercise before mealsWashington, May 9 - Researchers have suggested that brief bursts of intense exercise before meals helps control blood sugar in people with insulin resistance more effectively than one daily 30-minute session of moderate exercise.

The study used a cross-over design, meaning that each participant acts as their own control, and questions can be answered with a much smaller number of participants.

Antipsychotic medication linked to reduced rate of violent crime: Lancet

Antipsychotic medicationWashington, May 8 - Researchers have suggested that people, who use antipsychotic medication (such as clozapine or risperidone) to treat psychiatric illness, are nearly half as likely to commit a violent crime compared to when they are not using such medication.

Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism

autismWashington, May 5 - Researchers have said that environmental factors are more important than previously believed in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes.

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