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    Lifestyle factors to fight depression in MS

    Multiple sclerosis patients who regularly supplemented their diet with flaxseed oil and vitamin D, had frequent fish consumption, meditated, and had moderate alcohol consumption have significantly reduced risk of depression.

    BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:327
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    Limited healthcare for refugees

    In refugees from 90 camps, there are low rates of primary care visits for emotional disorders and substance use compared with epilepsy, despite contrasting prevalence rates, suggesting these problems may be unattended by refugee health services.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:228
  • The brain tapeworm

    The draft genome sequence of a rare brain tapeworm from a small amount of starting material represents a significant technological achievement

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:510
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    A failure, but an educational one

    A trial testing interventions for psychosocial problems in teenagers failed to recruit enough participants, but did provide data on why adolescents refused to take part, lessons that will be valuable in planning future trials.

    BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:824

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Cross-talk between the inflammatory response, sympathetic activation and pulmonary infection in the ischemic stroke

Winklewski PJ, Radkowski M and Demkow U

Journal of Neuroinflammation 2014, 11:2

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Author profile

Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan

Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation