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Increased Job Security as Green Auto Tech Receives £43.7M Funding

Sustainable automotive technology is to receive a £43.7million boost in joint funding from industry and government, which is expected to secure hundreds of jobs. The development of auto tech such as electric motorbikes and off-road vehicles, designed for emerging markets, could also see a saving of around 27.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2), the… Read More »

Pandemic Has Led to Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy

While we have seen decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy over the last few decades, the use of cannabis during pregnancy is on the rise.  Qualitative studies indicate that pregnant women report using cannabis to manage a range of psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression.  Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has led… Read More »

Are Women with PMDD at Increased Risk for Suicidality?

Many women with regular menstrual cycles report unpleasant physical or psychological symptoms premenstrually. For the majority of women, these symptoms are mild and tolerable. However, for a certain group of women, these premenstrual symptoms can be disabling and may cause significant disruption in their lives. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD affects about  3%  to 8%… Read More »

Essential Reads: Modafinil and Armodafinil During Pregnancy Associated with Increased Risk of Malformations

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) and armodafinil (Nuvigil) are wake-promoting agents used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea. They are also used in other settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction.   Danish Study of 50 Modafinil-Exposed Infants In… Read More »

Sugary drinks and increased colon cancer risk linked in study involving nurses

Young adults who drink sugary beverages may be at an increased risk of developing colon cancer, researchers claim. The study, which involved 116,500 female nurses from 1991 to 2015, found that compared with women who drank less than one 8-ounce serving per week of sugar-sweetened beverages, those who drank two or more per day had… Read More »