Sex addiction: A real disorder, say the scientists who"ve defined what the symptoms are

Sex addiction IS a real disorder, say the scientists who've defined what the symptoms are May affect people whose sexual activities are 'excessive and interfere with daily life'Or those who have experienced 'recurrent and intense sexual fantasies and urges' for at least six months | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 12 October 2012 Russell Brand admitted in his autobiography that sex addiction nearly ruined his career It has traditionally been written off as an 'excuse' for philandering celebrities, but a new study suggests that sex addiction is a real disorder.

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don"t work

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don't workScientists have isolated genomes of 11 bacteria-destroying virusesCould lead to topical therapies to treat condition associated with adolescence | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 25 September 2012 Breakthrough: Viruses could be used to target and kill acne, a condition that commonly develops during adolescence Viruses could be used to treat acne, according to a new study.

Fishing for blood clots: The net that dramatically reduces stroke deaths

Fishing for blood clots: Tiny metal net dramatically reduces stroke deaths Tiny wire net expands inside blood vessel 'catching' the clotResearchers say it can effectively reverse a stroke while it is happening | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 27 August 2012 Doctors could soon be using small nets to retrieve blood clots from the brains of stroke patients, according to researchers.

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again Scientists say they could one day decode the unique patterns of activity in the brain underlying speechThey could potentially create a device that would communicate words as they were thought | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 22 August 2012 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, communicates through a computer Paralysis sufferers could learn to talk again after scientists discovered how the brain allows us to pronounce vowels, claims research.