Michele A Basso, PhD Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Neurobiology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, Brain Research Institute, University of Callifornia Los Angeles, USA … [Read more...] about Primate research is crucial if we are to find cures for diseases like Parkinson’s
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Like much of the United States, New York City is facing a crisis when it comes to mental health, including addiction. One in five adult New Yorkers is estimated to experience a mental health disorder annually, a figure similar to national estimates. And in New York City, unintentional drug overdose deaths outnumber both homicide and motor vehicle fatalities. … [Read more...] about The mental health crisis needs to be fought as robustly as the smoking battle
How worried are the experts? There were fears that the coronavirus might spread more widely during the week-long lunar new year holidays, which start on 24 January, when millions of Chinese travel home to celebrate, but the festivities have largely been cancelled and Wuhan and two other Chinese cities are in lockdown. At the moment, it appears that people in poor health are at greatest risk, as is always the case with flu. A key concern is the range of severity of symptoms – some people appear to suffer only mild illness while others are becoming severely ill. This makes it more difficult to establish the true numbers infected and the extent of transmission between people. But the authorities will be keen to stop the spread and will be anxious that the virus could become more potent than it so far appears. … [Read more...] about What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be?
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole and actor Jeremy Edwards are teaming up as a duo. Cole was a professional on the BBC flagship show for 15 years and has since appeared as a judge on New Zealand's Dancing With The Stars and as a guest judge on Britain's Next Top Model. Edwards is best known for playing heartthrob Kurt Benson in Hollyoaks and then playing Danny Shaughnessy in Holby City. … [Read more...] about X Factor: Celebrity – Brendan Cole, Ricki Lake and Ben Foden among stars revealed for full-line up
A Greater Manchester Fire Service spokesman said: "Upon arrival the casualty was rescued from the water and was taken to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service." … [Read more...] about Boy, 15, dies after falling into canal while trying to jump over Fairfield Lock