Saturday, 16 February 2019
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Cutting the legs off cancer

Added: 14.02.2019 17:48 | 5 views | 0 comments

Melanoma skin cancer tumors grow larger and are more likely to metastasize due to interactions between a pair of molecules, according to experiments in mice and human cells. The results may restore the potential for a type of cancer therapy previously abandoned in clinical trials. The results also implicate one molecule already connected to obesity and dementia as a potential cause of metastasis, or spread of cancer cells to other areas of the body.

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Ballerina who gave up dance to act as carer wins share of £650k

Added: 12.02.2019 10:18 | 14 views | 0 comments

A penniless ballet dancer who sacrificed her career to look after her dementia-stricken grandmother is entitled to a share of her £650,000 fortune, a judge has ruled.

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Dementia patient over-medicated and bruised when he died, widow tells Australian aged care inquiry

Added: 11.02.2019 6:49 | 11 views | 0 comments

An elderly man suffering Parkinson's Disease and dementia was given 10 times his medication and had unexplained bruising when he died at an Australian aged care facility, his widow told an inquiry into the A$20 billion ($14 billion) aged care sector.


Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?

Added: 10.02.2019 18:33 | 5 views | 0 comments

Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a specific gene. Now, newly-available epidemiological data provide a causal link between HSV1 infection and senile dementia -- raising the tantalizing prospect of a simple, effective preventive treatment for one of humanity's costliest disorders.

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Dreaming may keep dementia at bay

Added: 24.08.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new study finds that insufficient REM sleep - the sleep phase wherein we do most of our dreaming - is strongly linked with an increased risk of dementia.


Heart-healthy middle age tied to lower risk of dementia

Added: 07.08.2017 16:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Study finds that modifiable vascular risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking in mid-life are tied to higher risk of dementia later.



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