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Germany wants a financial help when you stop Smoking

The majority of Germans is in favour of financial support for tobacco cessation. The findings of a study by the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf, which is now in the Online edition of the "The British Medical Journal" appeared. Smoking is harmful to health and causes many diseases. The cost for the treatment of this consequence of

Teacher training needed to help students with ADHD

Better training for teachers to understand ADHD and how to deal with it in the classroom is more important than targeted funding to support the student at school, ADHD experts say. Parents overwhelmingly believe teachers and key staff need professional development and training to better support children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to

Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs

A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood cells become misshapen by sickle cell disease. The model, described in a paper published in Science Advances, could be useful in the preclinical evaluation of drugs aimed at preventing the sickling process. “There are currently only two

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Nature Biotechnology. Researchers have found that, by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of both heart

Five animals that could help us beat human diseases

As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans continue to increase thanks to better diets, advances in medicine and improved public health. But our quest to beat aging and the diseases that come with aging continues. Osteoarthritis rates, for example, have doubled since

Exercise can help ease your period pain – this is why

Period pain is horrible. As well as the debilitating cramps, you can also suffer with back pain, sore breasts, headaches, mood swings and bloating. What a treat. When you’re feeling like this, the last thing you probably want to do is put your trainers on and go and workout. But it could be the best

An omega-6 fatty acid could help in fight against heart disease

An omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid has the potential to help fight heart disease, finds a new study by researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. With funding from the British Heart Foundation, the team found that dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, could halt the progression of atherosclerosis—one

Will sports help young offenders turn their lives around?

Young offenders locked in a secure unit are to be offered sports including orienteering and bushcraft as part of a research project to see if challenging, fun activity can help turn lives around. Sports and physical activity are at the heart of the project aimed at helping rehabilitate young people held at Medway Secure Training

How to Help a Friend In a Mental Health Crisis

Midway through the morning session of Mental Health First Aid, a course at the Mental Health Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Not “hurting yourself,” because the semantics will work against

New drug could help treat neonatal seizures

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns. Researchers have identified that gluconate—a small organic compound found in fruit and honey—acts as an anticonvulsant, inhibiting seizures by targeting the activity of channels that control the flow of chloride ions in

New drug could help those with tough-to-treat cholesterol

People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citrate lyase (ACL), part of the production pathway for “bad” LDL cholesterol in the body. In the