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Ibuprofen can damage men’s endocrine system

Scientists saw a hormone imbalance in 14 young men who took ibuprofen for two weeks similar to that of a 70-year-old.

Scientists find no link between antidepressants and homicidal behaviour

Certain medications that affect the central nervous system can lead to an increased risk of committing homicide but antidepressants are not among them, shows new study.

Decreasing painkiller use lowers symptoms of depression and anxiety

Reducing painkiller consumption reduces pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety, new research shows.

Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.