Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive test to diagnose Parkinson's disease which relies on a simple skin swab. The test analyses sebum, the oily substance that coats and protects the skin. People with Parkinson's often have increased production of sebum. The researchers identified 10 compounds within sebum that were either elevated or reduced in people with Parkinson's.
A genetic disorder caused by protein synthesis that results in learning and developmental difficulties can be treated by spermidine, a compound isolated from human sperm.
Schizophrenia may, in part, be caused by immune system dysfunction, a new study reports. Treatment with Methotrexate, a drug commonly prescribed for autoimmune disorders like R.A, produced positive effects against some prominent schizophrenia symptoms.
Bisexual people are over six times more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury than people of other sexual orientations, a new study reports. Symptoms of depression and anxiety were contributory factors to the self-harming behaviors.
Deterioration in hearing and persistent tinnitus may be another feature of COVID-19 infection, researchers report. A significant number of patients reported hearing loss and other auditory problems eight weeks after being discharged from hospital for coronavirus. Researchers say it is possible COVID-19 could damage parts of the auditory system, resulting in hearing loss.
A new study confirms a link between the severity of symptoms for those with chronic pain and atmospheric weather conditions. Low atmospheric pressure was associated with more severe symptoms of pain.
Study shows how circadian clock mechanisms boost our ability to maintain our bodies when we are most active.
Extroverts perform significantly better at facial recognition tasks than introverts.
A new study adds to growing evidence that altering diet and lifestyle could help to improve symptoms of depression. The study reports, making simple dietary changes, such as eating more nutrient dense meals and cutting back on refined sugars, can help to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.
Using fNIRS, researchers discovered babies are able to pick out words from speech at as young as three days old.