The Kindled Brain

October 3, 2017

If each bout of depression, bipolar disorder or PTSD makes another more likely, should sufferers stay on medication for life?

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After his son’s suicide aged 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero. Simon Usborne finds out more

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HPV-related oral and genital cancers are on the rise — yet we’re under-using the vaccine that can prevent them

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Over the last 25 years, China, Ethiopia, the Maldive Islands, Peru, South Korea and Turkey had the greatest improvements in “deaths avoidable through health care at their economic level,” a complex but intriguing new measure of global mortality described last week in the Lancet

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Four London sexual health clinics saw dramatic falls in new HIV infections among gay men of around 40 per cent last year, compared with 2015, new figures show. This decline may be mostly due to thousands of people buying medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which cut the chance of catching the virus, online

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This summer, many young people will also choose to consume various illegal substances in pursuit of a good time. Regardless of their personal choice to break the law, most would agree that they should not have to die for it. Is preventable harm unnecessarily politicized?

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Anne Drapkin Lyerly and our Carleigh Krubiner & Ruth Faden comment on the rapid spread of Zika virus, and the importance of ensuring that the needs of pregnant women are uppermost in prevention plans, including research with pregnant women to secure reliable information

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The Extinction Invention

April 13, 2016

A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?

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