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Medical News Today: Seasonal depression 'caused by increased levels of serotonin transporter protein'
Researchers claim to have identified the cause of seasonal depression, after finding that patients with the disorder have high serotonin transporter protein levels in winter.
The development of a new drug-polymer filament system has allowed pills to be reproduced by a 3D printer to a high degree of accuracy for the first time, according to researchers.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation slowed weight gain and diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet, a new study finds. Researchers say this is down to a compound called nitric oxide.
Almost all people with Down syndrome develop some signs of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers now claim to have mapped the mechanism driving this association.
Allowing the mind to wander may not be such a negative thing when it comes to working on complex mental tasks, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
An EU-funded project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treatment with blood and plasma made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients is due to start soon in Guinea.
Scientists reprogrammed human skin cells so they converted directly into brain cells - skipping the stem cell phase. Transplanted into mice, they survived 6 months.
In a new study, researchers say current control measures in Montserrado, Liberia are not enough to contain the Ebola outbreak, and up-scales of these measures are urgently needed.
As we head into autumn and face a clock change, a new study suggests permanently increasing daylight hours in the evenings year round could confer health benefits to kids.
Researchers assessing drug use, sexual behavior and infection prevalence among swingers have suggested that more attention needs to be paid to the their sexual health needs.
Researchers find that children with autism were more likely to be exposed to certain air pollutants during their mother's pregnancy and up to the age of 2 years.
Following up on our previous feature on the adult health consequences of bullying, we look at how exposure to different forms of violence is linked to changes in neurobiology.
Good news for individuals over 60 years old who partake in a little drinking: light alcohol consumption later in life is linked to better episodic memory.
Cooking oil can degrade and produce toxic compounds at high temperature. Food frying study finds, compared to sunflower, corn and soybean oils, olive oil remains the most stable.
An experimental drug currently undergoing trials as a treatment for influenza and Ebola virus disease causes norovirus to mutate itself to death in infected mice, a study shows.
New research suggests that although intake of trans fats has decreased over the past 30 years, Americans still have unhealthy levels of it in their diets.
A new study by researchers from the Stanford Cancer Institute finds genomic sequencing may be more helpful in identifying a woman's risk for breast cancer than previously estimated
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension - a leaking of spinal fluid - causes severe headaches. Weight-loss surgery patients may be particularly at risk for this condition.
Due to improvements in information gathering, a higher incidence of tuberculosis has been exposed in a new World Health Organization report.
Whether parents should bed-share with their infants is a controversial subject in the US. In this spotlight, we look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.