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Researchers discovered why anxiety medication can lead to brain issues later in a person's life, and hope they have opened the door for a new class of medication that does not put users at risk of suffering from cognitive decline (file photo)

Anti-anxiety drugs can interfere with a person’s neurons and increase risk of cognitive decline

Anti-anxiety drugs can interfere with a person’s neurons and increase their risk of cognitive decline later in life, study finds Researchers have discovered the reason why anti-anxiety medications put users at risk of dementia down the line The medications can cause damage to the brain’s microglial cells – which in turn damage connects between parts …

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Women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities on their brains, and the lesions put them at a higher risk of cognitive decline (file photo)

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’, raises risk of Alzheimer’s

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’ on their brain that raises risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, study finds Researchers found that women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities – a small lesion – on their brain People who have more on their brain are more likely to develop cognitive conditions like …

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Scientists studied fossil plant record to gain a better understanding of what drove the Permian extinction event.  Pictured above is the Sheep Fire burning through a forest on a hillside in Wrightwood, California

Wildfires may have sparked Earth’s largest mass extinction event, new research reveals

Wildfires may have sparked Earth’s largest mass extinction event, new research reveals The Permian mass extinction, which took place about 248 million years ago, may have been caused in part by widespread wildfires ‘The potential for wildfires as a direct extinction driver during hyperthermal events, rather than a symptom of climatic changes deserves further examination,’ …

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The unique carnivorous plants were discovered in Indonesia.  Pictured is lower pitchers revealed under a moss mat (left) and lower pitchers extracted from a cavity-note

The REAL Little Shop of Horrors! Scientists identify carnivorous plant that traps prey underground

A carnivorous plant may sound like something out of science fiction, but they do exist and they tend to eat bugs and tiny animals. Scientists have identified a weird-looking new species known as Nepenthes Pudica that traps its prey in a way that’s unique among these types of plants. This newly identified plant is known …

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The unique carnivorous plants were discovered in Indonesia.  Pictured is lower pitchers revealed under a moss mat (left) and lower pitchers extracted from a cavity-note

The REAL Little Shop of Horrors! Scientists identify carnivorous plant that traps prey underground

A carnivorous plant may sound like something out of science fiction, but they do exist and they tend to eat bugs and tiny animals. Scientists have identified a weird-looking new species known as Nepenthes Pudica that traps its prey in a way that’s unique among these types of plants. This newly identified plant is known …

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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of a partial solar eclipse from its unique vantage point in space - the only place where it was visible

NASA probe snaps an image of a solar eclipse showing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’

A solar eclipse… from SPACE! NASA probe snaps the moon passing in front of the sun in stunning images capturing the ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’ NASA spacecraft has captured the moon passing in front of the sun from space in a stunning series of images Solar eclipse was not visible from Earth, and …

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Matt Ford, from Los Angeles, is the first patient to come forward to talk about his monkeypox diagnosis.  He is pictured above with three spots due to the virus on his face

America’s first monkeypox patient to come forward is an actor from Los Angeles

The first American monkeypox patient to go public with his battle against the tropical virus has slammed health officials for a ‘lackluster’ job of testing for the virus, which has left many cases undiagnosed. Matt Ford, a self-employed actor who splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City, has spoken out to warn …

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A CT scan of the 72-year-old man's chest.  The black arrows point to the man's collapsed lungs where as the white arrows point to air pockets (solid black areas) trapped between the internal space exterior of the lungs and inside the chest wall.  Black areas throughout the man's neck shoulders and arms also show air trapped inside the body

72-year-old baffled by his ‘whistling scrotum’ after discovering air was hissing out of his sack

The man with the… whistling scrotum? 72-year-old was baffled by the hissing noise coming from his genitals only to discover it was leaking out of an open wound Elderly man came to A&E with the bizarre injury and with a shortness of breath The air was coming from a hole in his scrotum left behind …

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Candida auris mate with each other that produces different strains each time.  C. auris causes bloodstream infections, wound infections and ear infections and can sometimes result in death

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries because it reproduces sexually to create new strains unlike all others that reproduce asexually Candida auris infects the bloodstream and can sometimes result in death Scientists cannot create a drug to fight it because the pathogen reproduces sexually and creates different …

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