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Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture. The risk is at its greatest when the person starts taking the medication, but it’s still there even four years later.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women—and yet it takes several doctors and several years to come up with a correct diagnosis in a third of all cases.
New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates
One in six adults in America is taking a psychiatric drug, such as an antidepressant or a sedative. Around 40 million people are taking at least one prescription drug—and that’s at least 14 million more than earlier figures had suggested.
There’s a pill for every mental and psychological ill—from schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and hyperactivity. The trouble is, say two leading psychologists, they don’t work.
There’s been a major discovery about spinal cord injury—often seen as a life sentence—that opens up the possibility of a full recovery.
Exercise is good for us—and the benefits are super-charged if we have a positive feeling about it. The added benefits aren’t all in our head: physical improvements have also been seen and measured.