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A study highlights a link between contraception and depression

14 October 2016

"Women taking the pill are at greater risk of depression", according to a Danish study published in the JAMA Psychiatry.   Charlotte WesselSkovlund...

Antonio Guterres, next UN Secretary General: his commitments

13 October 2016

Portuguese-born Antonio Guterres is to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General, for a five-year term of office. His appointment was validated by the United...

French scientists focus on the beginnings of life

19 September 2016

A team of French scientists has carried out studies in mice to understand how the sperm fuses with the egg at the moment of fertilisation. Christine Gourier,...

The sick and disabled “The world does not become a better place because only apparently 'perfect' individuals live there”

13 June 2016

20,000 sick or disabled people gathered in Rome between Friday and Sunday on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Sick and the Disabled. During the solemn mass...


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