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Medical News Today: How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

Researchers turn to an ancient species of fish in a bid to find a better way of delivering therapeutic drugs into the brain to treat conditions and events ranging from cancer to stroke. Lampreys (pictured above) may help boost brain therapies.Image credit: T. Lawrence, Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lampreys are one of the oldest surviving… Read More »

Medical News Today: Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship. Researchers examined the links between mental health and living alone. Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders. According to some studies, almost one-third… Read More »

Medical News Today: Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

Researchers have found that 70 percent of adults who died from natural causes had not seen a healthcare provider in the 30 days before their death. A new study tries to make sense of premature death. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences… Read More »