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A new link uncovered by researchers

A new link uncovered by researchers

A recent study published in BMC Psychiatry has discovered that individuals with major depressive disorder and anorexia exhibit distinct patterns in their gut microbiota compared to healthy individuals. The researchers found that a specific gut bacterium called Blautia was more prevalent in patients with both conditions and correlated with inflammation and symptom severity. The groundbreaking research offers new insights into the potential role of gut bacteria in mental health conditions. Depression, known formally as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent sadness, a lack of interest in daily activities, and a variety of physical and psychological problems that can significantly impair one’s quality of life. It affects millions worldwide and is associated with a high risk of suicide. Anorexia, often manifested as a reduced appetite and distorted body image, frequently co-occurs with depression, complicating treatment and management. This dual presence can aggravate both conditions, making them more resistant to traditional treatments. The gut microbiota consists of trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms residing in the digestive tract. This complex …

SocGen Hong Kong traders left bank after unauthorised bets uncovered, source says

SocGen Hong Kong traders left bank after unauthorised bets uncovered, source says

PARIS : Two Hong Kong-based traders at Societe Generale left the French bank late last year after the group uncovered a string of unauthorised bets made through derivatives, a source close to the matter said. The bets, made via options contracts tied to Indian stock-market indices, did not exceed authorised trading amounts and led to no losses, the source said, but the traders were not authorised to carry them out. The bank’s risk-management systems failed to detect the trades because they were made in the morning and unwound in the afternoon every day, leaving no trace of any trade exceeding limits in the books, the source added. In the event of a severe market downturn, the bets could have cost SocGen significant losses, the source said. “Our strict control framework has allowed us to identify a one-off trading incident in 2023, which didn’t generate any impact and led to appropriate mending measures,” SocGen said in a written statement sent to Reuters, without elaborating. Bloomberg News was first to report the trades and departures. SocGen, which …

Coronation Street spoilers – terrifying collapse and Lauren’s boyfriend uncovered

Coronation Street spoilers – terrifying collapse and Lauren’s boyfriend uncovered

Next week’s Coronation Street spoilers from ITV reveal a terrifying hospital dash and the reveal of Lauren’s boyfriend. The upcoming episodes will see one resident collapsing in shocking scenes. In the midst of Roy Cropper’s arrest drama, his situation worsens in prison as he awaits trial. Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding Lauren deepens, with the police still unable to identify her attacker – who may also be her killer. In other developments, Steve appears poised to find new love after Tracy’s decision to leave him. There’s also a fresh twist in the Paul Foreman storyline, as his mother Bernie conceals a massive secret – but what is she hiding from her children? Shock collapse Roy is found collapsed in his cell -Credit:ITV In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Roy Cropper collapses next week. This week, he attempts to contact Nina through the cafe, but when Carla receives the call, she abruptly hangs up and rushes out, , reports the Mirror. Roy is evidently having a hard time in prison, and once more, he experiences a flashback …

Fortnite leak – has Epic’s Battle Royale’s roadmap for 2024 been uncovered?

Fortnite leak – has Epic’s Battle Royale’s roadmap for 2024 been uncovered?

It should be no surprise that with Fortnite being as big as it is it seems to be the most ‘leaked-about’ games currently doing the rounds. Barely a week goes by without data miners fishing around in the code to tell everybody what skins and events are coming next. The game, which has recently seen some players fall into V-Bucks debt continues to be one of the most popular games on the planet and leaks are now seen as par for the course. Today’s Fortnite roadmap leak seems a little more than that however as potentially the game’s roadmap for the rest of 2024 has surfaced on the internet and highlights a number of things coming to the Battle Royale that are new news to most. A post on Reddit shared an image that seems to be a screen grab from a screen showing a graphical calendar of what is upcoming. It seems like a lot of effort to go to if it is made up, and obviously, there is no saying a) it is …

18-year-old arrested after FBI uncovered his plot to attack a church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in the name of ISIS

18-year-old arrested after FBI uncovered his plot to attack a church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in the name of ISIS

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho State, USACredit: Spicypepper999, Wikipedia, Public Domain The FBI arrested an eighteen-year-old Idaho teen on Saturday, April 6, 2024, alleging he was plotting a mass killing the next day at a church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in the name of ISIS, an Islamic extremist group, Fox News reports. Alexander Mercurio was arrested after he revealed the details of his plot to a man at a hotel. That man turned out to be an FBI informant. After initially researching white supremacists, Mercurio looked into ISIS and concluded he was more suited for this extremist group and actually made contact with members of ISIS detailing his plot. According to the FBI, Mercurio had made a “ba’yah statement, pledging his allegiance to ISIS.”  The FBI stumbled upon Mercurio during their investigation of a network of ISIS supporters in the US providing financial assistance to the terrorist organization. It’s alleged that Mercurio initially planned to assault his father, handcuff him, steal his guns, and then proceed to the church he had chosen for the attack. He further …

Marvin Gaye: Collection of unreleased songs uncovered in Belgium

Marvin Gaye: Collection of unreleased songs uncovered in Belgium

Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free A collection of cassettes containing unreleased music by Marvin Gaye has been found in the Belgian city Ostend. This trove of unreleased music has stayed hidden in Belgium for more than 40 years, according to the BBC, along with what looks to be a very valuable collection of memorabilia. The collection of around 30 tapes has about 66 demos, and belonged to musician Charles Dumolin. Gaye stayed in Dumolin’s house in 1981 while undergoing a detox to fight a cocaine addiction. After Dumolin’s death in 2019, the recordings stayed with his family. There is already a debate over who owns the tapes, with Belgian lawyer Alex Trappeniers, a business partner of the Dumolin family, telling the BBC: “[The tapes] belong to [the family] because they were left in Belgium 42 years ago. Marvin gave it to them and said, ‘Do whatever you want with it,’ and he never …

China preparing for ‘aerial blitz’ as replica of Taiwan capital uncovered at military base | World | News

China preparing for ‘aerial blitz’ as replica of Taiwan capital uncovered at military base | World | News

New satellite images have uncovered a mock-up of Taiwan’s presidential palace in the middle of the Chinese desert. The replica building was found in the middle of a remote military training site in Alxa League, in southwest China’s Inner Mongolia region. The site also features several government buildings in a critical area of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city. It is not the first time that China has built such mock-ups at its military bases. Back in 2014, satellite images showed a mock-up of Taiwan’s presidential office at another military base in Inner Mongolia. A video broadcast in July 2015 also revealed Chinese troops practicing an assault on the fake presidential palace. However, Taiwanese defense analyst Joseph Wen, who shared the satellite snapshot, said it was the first time that the entire extent of the Bo’ai Special Zone, or the political heart of Taipei, had been replicated. Source link

Brad Pitt’s star-studded love life uncovered: From Jennifer Aniston to Brangelina to Ines de Ramon

Brad Pitt’s star-studded love life uncovered: From Jennifer Aniston to Brangelina to Ines de Ramon

Brad Pitt may be one of Hollywood’s most legendary stars (with a capital “S”), but he’s also had one of Hollywood’s most legendary love lifes. The 60-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is making waves with each update in his personal life, from his legal battle with his ex to his burgeoning new romance. Recap all of Brad Pitt’s most famous (and most significant) love stories over the course of his decades in the spotlight below… Sinitta © Getty ImagesSinitta British-American singer Sinitta reportedly dated the actor from 1986-88, saying on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!: “I saw him for two years. He was fun, he was young and very sweet. Some ardent fan gave me a slap when I came out of a supermarket over that relationship.” I’M A CELEBRITY: Exclusive: Sam Thompson’s new era: Radio, real friends and riding high She described him as being “beautiful with the most amazing body” and continued: “It was before he made Thelma & Louise, but even I saw that movie and thought, “Oh my God, what have …

The psychology of forbidden pleasures: New insights into paraphilic interests uncovered

The psychology of forbidden pleasures: New insights into paraphilic interests uncovered

In a new study published in The Journal of Sex Research, researchers have cast new light on the intriguing world of paraphilic interests — unusual sexual fantasies that deviate from societal norms. Their findings reveal that the primary force driving individuals to act on these interests is sexual arousal itself. However, they also identified that age, gender, and certain personality traits known for their darker inclinations significantly influence the likelihood of such behaviors being acted upon. Sexual fantasies are a universal aspect of human experience, encompassing a broad spectrum from the mundane to the unconventional. While many indulge in fantasies about unusual sexual behaviors, termed paraphilias, only a fraction pursue these interests in reality. This discrepancy between fantasy and behavior has piqued the curiosity of researchers, leading to a closer examination of the factors influencing this concordance. Previously, studies have analyzed sexual behaviors and fantasies in isolation, overlooking the potential interplay between arousal and actual engagement in paraphilic activities. “We know sexual fantasies are near-universal; almost everyone has them. The proportion of people who act …

A funeral home worker tracked down a family — and uncovered a decades-old secret

A funeral home worker tracked down a family — and uncovered a decades-old secret

Mas Masumoto (left) and Shizuko Sugimoto in 2013. Mas Masumoto hide caption toggle caption Mas Masumoto Mas Masumoto (left) and Shizuko Sugimoto in 2013. Mas Masumoto This story is part of the My Unsung Hero series, from the Hidden Brain team. It features stories of people whose kindness left a lasting impression on someone else. Growing up, Mas Masumoto was vaguely aware that he had an aunt who’d been separated from the family in the 1940s. Her name was Shizuko Sugimoto, and she had an intellectual disability. As was often done in those days, she became a ward of the state. The family never talked about her, and assumed she had passed away. But one day in 2012, Masumoto received a surprising phone message from a funeral home worker named Renée Johnson. She wanted to tell Masumoto about a client in her 90s that he might know – a woman named Shizuko Sugimoto. Johnson told him that his aunt had been living in an assisted living facility. She’d had a stroke and entered a hospice …