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Peptide discovery could lead to happiness pill

The neurochemical changes that underlie human emotions are still largely unknown, but UCLA scientists have for the first time identified a specific peptide called hypocretin that is released in large quantities when subjects are happy. The finding, reported in Nature Communications, suggests that boosting hypocretin could elevate both mood and alertness in humans. This, according […]

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Study links morning after pill to jump in STDs

Offering the morning after pill over-the-counter without fee in the UK has not reduced the number of teenage pregnancies and researchers at the University of Nottingham say it may be associated with a 12 percent hike in sexually-transmitted diseases in under-16s. Researchers David Paton and Sourafel Girma used local health authority data to study the […]

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