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Disease

Feigning illness to gain attention

Intentional physical injury and unconscious motivation are key elements in people with a factitious disease.

New vaccine method could protect against all types of influenza

New method is seen as a crucial step towards a vaccine that protects against all types of influenza.

Can cortisol indicate dementia?

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol could indicate memory problems in the elderly, but scientists do not know why.

New type of infection by ticks leaves no visible symptoms

Scientists warn GPs to be aware of a new strain of bacterial infection from tick bites that leave no characteristic red rash and results in an intermittent fever.

Researchers: Drop ineffective drugs for psychotic children

Take kids off antipsychotics if they do not improve after four weeks of treatment, says new research. This will shorten ineffective treatment and reduce side effects.

Parkinson's disease may start in the Stomach

New study shows Parkinson's disease begins in the gut and creeps up the vagus nerve to the brain, offering hope for new treatments

Nose bacteria can reduce risk of hospital infections

Changing the bacterial composition in your nose could combat MRSA and help to avoid infections during surgery.

Scientists inject allergens directly into the immune system

Injecting allergens directly into the lymph nodes could provide a faster and easier way of preventing allergies.

Infections can damage your intelligence

Serious infections damage your cognitive abilities and can lead to fatigue, headaches, and stress.

Ants care for their sick to avoid epidemics

Even though ants live and work close together in colonies, their nests are rarely hit by epidemics.

Circular economy offers new kind of consumerism

The world’s population is consuming more and more, as our numbers grow and people become more prosperous. But an increasing number of European countries want to change the way resources are consumed.