Pet Care

Your Support Makes a Lifesaving Difference Every Day! This year, while we all face the challenging realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, friends like you showed us what it truly means to stand together—even when we are forced to be apart. Your support creates remarkable outcomes for animals in need and allows us to respond most effectively to emergency situations. We want you […]

Health News

The difference between physical and psychosocial stress

A sports stress test and psychosocial stress produce similar stress hormone increases. And yet, the first one is perceived as positive, the second one as negative. Researchers attempt to find out why. With a 15 percent incline on the treadmill, the exercise initially starts at a bearable speed; but every half minute the speed increases […]

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First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk of acquiring HIV for 3 different forms of contraception

Previous research has suggested that some contraceptive methods may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV. However, all three forms of contraception trialled were safe and highly effective, supporting their continued and increased access alongside high quality HIV prevention services. A randomised trial of more than 7,800 African women found that a type of contraceptive injection (intramuscular […]

Health Problems

Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers performed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans […]