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UK mulls ban on sale of energy drinks to kids

Britain’s government launched a public consultation Thursday over plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to young people, as it grapples with some of Western Europe’s worst child obesity rates. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to prevent retailers from selling popular energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster and Relentless, to children because of […]

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Dementia patients are ‘suffering in silence’

Dementia patients are ‘suffering in silence’ Dementia patients are ‘suffering in silence’ and are left in agony because illness means they can’t express their pain, study finds  More than a third of dementia patients in hospital endure unnecessary agony Study finds they suffer because illness means they cannot explain their suffering  When dementia patients suffer […]

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Tree swallow study: Stressful events have long-term health impacts

Little is known about how brief yet acute stressors — such as war, natural disasters and terror attacks — affect those exposed to them, though human experience suggests they have long-term impacts. Two recent studies of tree swallows uncover long-term consequences of such passing but major stressful events. Both studies provide information on how major […]

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Misfolded proteins serve as ‘inherited memory’ of toxic insults

Protein aggregates have a bad reputation in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, but in bacteria, inheritance of aggregates by daughter cells may help protect against the same toxic stresses that triggered them in parental cells, according to a new study publishing 28 August in the open access journal PLOS Biology, by Sander […]

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New way to attack herpes virus discovered by scientists

A team of scientists have uncovered the mechanism that allows the herpes virus to replicate. Their study could open new therapeutic avenues to treat not only cytomegalovirus but other viruses as well. Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it’s evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family […]