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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment

Yerba santa, a plant with a long history of medicinal use in its native California, contains an active compound that could treat people with Alzheimer’s disease one day. New research finds that an extract from the Yerba santa plant may prevent brain cell death in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This was the conclusion that scientists… Read More »

Medical News Today: Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

New research that features in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that women who use oral contraceptives are less able to recognize facial expressions of complex emotions. Researchers are uncovering new psychological side effects of oral contraceptives. Over 60 percent of women aged 15–44 years are currently using a form of contraception, according to the… Read More »