Dementia Is A Terminal Illness, Study

Dementia Is A Terminal Illness, Study

In the first study to rigorously describe the clinical course of advanced dementia, a leading cause of death among Americans, researchers in the US concluded that dementia is a terminal illness and is insufficiently recognized as such, resulting in many patients...
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FDA Approves First Gout Drug In 40 Years

FDA Approves First Gout Drug In 40 Years

The US Food and Drug Administration has given marketing approval to a new drug that lowers levels of uric acid in the blood of patients with gout: the current treatment for the condition was developed over 40 years ago. The...
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Efficacy Of Low-Level Laser Therapy In The Treatment Of Neck Pain

Efficacy Of Low-Level Laser Therapy In The Treatment Of Neck Pain

An article published Online First and in a future edition of The Lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. The article is the work of Dr Roberta Chow, Nerve Research Foundation, Brain and Mind...
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Mother Gives Birth To Twins With Different Fathers, US

Mother Gives Birth To Twins With Different Fathers, US

11-month old Dallas-born twins Justin and Jordan have different fathers, a phenomenon known as heteropaternal superfecundation that is so rare there are only a handful of documented cases in the world. Their parents Mia Washington and her fiancée James Harris...
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Vicks VapoRub May Lead To Respiratory Distress In Babies And Toddlers

Vicks VapoRub May Lead To Respiratory Distress In Babies And Toddlers

The popular remedy that parents rub on their children’s chests to ease symptoms of cough and congestion could have the opposite effect and cause babies and young children to have respiratory distress, said US researchers who tested the product on...
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Curry Powder Ingredient Kills Cancer Cells

Curry Powder Ingredient Kills Cancer Cells

Researchers from Ireland and Poland found that curcumin, a compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric that gives curry powder its distinct yellow colour, killed oesophageal cancer cells in the lab via an unexpected cell-death mechanism that did not ...
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