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Off-label antidepressant use not backed by science: Study

Off-label antidepressant use not...

February 22

PARIS — Most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the drugs will work as intended, scientists said on Wednesday (Feb 22).

Scientists find new miniature frog species in India

Scientists find new miniature frog...

February 21

NEW DELHI — Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published...

Small ponds have big impact on global warming: Study

Small ponds have big impact on global...

February 21

PARIS — Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published on Monday (Feb 20) in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge ‘word gap’

Talk to babies and let them babble...

February 19

WASHINGTON — Even infants can have conversations with mum or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That’s a key lesson from programs...

ADHD is a physical disorder and not merely a label for ‘difficult’ children: Study

ADHD is a physical disorder and not...

February 17

PARIS — People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study released on Thursday (Feb...

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic compounds, raising prospect of life

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic...

February 17

CAPE CANAVERAL — A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet...