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Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]

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Study identifies two proteins that suppress tumor growth in fruit flies, suggests similar effect on human cancers

The concept sounds simple, but understanding the process has been elusive: Cut off the nutrient supply to suppress the growth of tumors. Now researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University are unveiling promising results for this concept by studying the behaviors of specific proteins in fruit flies. The proteins have known […]

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Alzheimer’s study to look at gut health link

Researchers will study the gut health of people with Alzheimer’s to see if diet can play a role in managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of the disease. The University of Aberdeen study, which is the first of its kind, will recruit participants from local care homes. The population of microbes, including bacteria, inside the […]