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Medical News Today: Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs

As medical researchers continue their efforts to improve human health, some are turning their attention to the ocean because they believe that the Earth’s seas might harbor novel disease-fighting chemistry. Could human health depend on the creatures of the ocean? The oceans cover more than two-thirds of Earth. As the adage goes, we know more… Read More »

Medical News Today: Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Following on from a series of similar studies, researchers are once again investigating whether acetaminophen can influence our psychology. This time, the focus is on positive empathy. Could acetaminophen reduce our ability to demonstrate empathy? Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs globally. It offers quick relief from mild pain and is readily… Read More »

Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?

Traumatic memories can severely affect a person’s quality of life when they become intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety and continue to cause distress. For this reason, scientists are now looking into ways of weakening such memories and lessening their impact. Is it possible to ‘treat’ traumatic memories? People who experience traumatic events may find… Read More »