When a car crash or explosion results in an optic nerve injury, eliminating an enzyme known to promote inflammation appears to aid recovery, scientists reported.
New target could help protect vision following optic nerve trauma
Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’, you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep.
The best thing can do for health: Sleep well
Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition.
Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth
A protein found in blood could be the key to identifying the cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study says.
Blood protein contributes to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease, study says
Half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer's Research UK.
Dementia risk factors not known by half of UK population
An international group of public health experts called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola
An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggested.
'Tamper-proof' OxyContin may have helped spread Hepatitis C
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans.
Study shows sitting, watching TV linked to colorectal cancer risk before age 50
At least 204 deaths have been linked to the misuse of anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015, figures seen by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire program reveal.
Xanax' linked to more than 200 deaths
During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center, the US, have linked the protein clusterin — for the first time — to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver.
Study links protein, clusterin to cardiac and metabolic diseases

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