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Bulimia brains 'use food to avoid negative thoughts'

Bulimia brains 'use food to avoid negative thoughts' The brains of women with bulimia react differently to food under stress than other women’s brains, psychologists have discovered. In a small study, US researchers found decreased blood flow in bulimic women to a part of the brain involved in self-critical thinking. This supports the idea they may be using food to avoid dwelling on negative thoughts about themselves. Bulimia usually leads to binge-eating and then purging, through vomiting. It is an eating disorder and a mental health condition that means people…

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First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say. There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail. The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping the global spread of “super-gonorrhoea”. The study of 15,000 young people, published in the Lancet, showed infections were cut by about a third. About 78 million people pick up the sexually transmitted infection each year, and it can cause infertility. But…

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