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Medical News Today: Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. Researchers confirm that in Parkinson’s, a faulty molecular switch triggers the degeneration of neurons. In the past week,… Read More »

Medical News Today: What is aseptic technique?

Asepsis or aseptic means the absence of germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can cause disease. Healthcare professionals use aseptic technique to protect patients from infection. Aseptic technique is a standard healthcare practice that helps prevent the transfer of germs to or from an open wound and other susceptible areas on a… Read More »

Medical News Today: Using Facebook to predict depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Your Facebook posts may predict whether you will develop depression. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at least one major depressive episode… Read More »