‘I Brushed My Hair Today For The First Time In Four Weeks’: An Emotional Glimpse Into Life With Depression

A woman who has depression shared an eloquent and incredibly moving Facebook post, detailing her struggle with the mental illness. Katelyn Marie Todd bared her soul online, speaking of how depression greatly impacted her personal hygiene levels, to the point where she hadn’t brushed her hair for a month or cleaned her teeth for a week. She…

This Simple Test Could Reveal Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease In Later Life

Taking a simple test could be an indictor for how likely you are to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future, a new study suggests. Researchers have developed unique graphic characters, called Greebles, they say may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent. In order to test…

Anonymous STI Messaging Tool Lets You Notify Sexual Partners If They’re At Risk

People who are worried that they may have put someone’s sexual health at risk can now notify sexual partners using an anonymous text messaging service.  Virgin Care’s Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and Teesside Sexual Health Services are piloting the new digital partner notification tool, which they hope will reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections…

Gene Linked To Anorexia Could Lead Scientists To New Treatments In Future

Scientists have discovered the first genetic variant for anorexia nervosa. Genetic variation describes the variation in the DNA sequence in each of our genomes. It is what makes us all unique. A landmark study by researchers from King’s College London, University of North Carolina and Stanford University identified that people with anorexia had a genetic…

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