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Genetic variant linked to prognosis of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP) is a long-term lung condition where the interstitial tissue surrounding the alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs becomes inflamed and develops “fibrosis”, or scar tissue. It occurs when susceptible individuals inhale allergens. The full process and circumstances underlying the development of the condition are currently unknown, but it is thought to […]

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Climate vulnerability linked to child malnutrition in India

Children living in Indian districts that are highly vulnerable to climate variability are more likely to suffer from malnutrition than those living in districts with very low vulnerability, a study suggests. Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, an author of the study and project director of Population Environmental Risk and Climate Change (PERCC) at the Population Council, a New-York […]

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Racism linked to poor health among Indigenous Australians

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults who have experienced discrimination have poorer health and wellbeing outcomes regardless of their age, where they live and their gender, according to a new national study. It’s the first national study outlining the experiences of racism and health outcomes among Indigenous Australians. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) […]

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Negative mood linked to prolonged amygdala activity

How the amygdala responds to viewing negative and subsequent neutral stimuli may impact our daily mood, according to new research published in JNeurosci. The amygdala evaluates the environment to find potential threats. If a threat does appear, the amygdala can stay active and respond to new stimuli like they are threatening too. This is helpful […]