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Mobile apps could hold key to Parkinson's research, care

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A new study out today in the journal JAMA Neurology shows that smartphone software and technology can accurately track the severity of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The findings could provide researchers and clinicians with a new tool to both develop new drugs and better treat this challen...
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Drug-resistant gene goes from pig farms to patients worldwide

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A troublesome gene that is resistant to an antibiotic often used as a last resort has been tracked from its origins on Chinese pig farms to hospital patients worldwide in a new study led by UCL and Peking University People's Hospital.

An apple a day really does work: The flavonoid-rich fruit improves cardiovascular health, decreases risk of disease

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(Natural News) Apples once again show that they can keep the doctor away. A study has found that the flavonoid-rich fruit enhances cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of disease by improving endothelial function. Just eat it with its skin for more benefits. Past studies have shown that the...

Hospitals 'failing' on genetic bowel cancer test

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A charity says that more than 80% are failing to test for the genetic condition Lync...

Buying Viagra: What you should know

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Men can now buy impotence pills without a prescription at some UK pharmacies. What are the risks?

When tickling the brain to stimulate memory, location matters

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Conflicting results regarding the benefits of brain stimulation may be explained by the precise location of electrodes.

Can exercising the mind improve our abilities, or is it just another self-improvement fantasy?

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Science Scientists still aren’t sure why brain training only works for some people. Scientists still aren’t sure why brain training only works for some people.

MS stem cell treatment stabilises disease and reduced disability, trial shows

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Pioneering international research has found stem cell treatment in people with active multiple sclerosis stabilises the disease and improves disability.

Viagra rising: how the little blue pill revolutionized sex

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Twenty years ago, a little blue pill called Viagra unleashed a cultural shift in Ame...

Swimming in the ocean off the coast of first-world countries found to increase risk of illness

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(Natural News) You’ve finally saved enough to enjoy that long-planned vacation by the deep blue sea. You dream of long days and nights feeling the soft sand on your bare feet, the gentle wind blowing on your face. Your snorkeling gear is ready. So, too, are your swimming paraphernalia, includin...

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: ‘It is, strangely, acceptable to mock and demonise teenagers’

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The neuroscientist, who has written a book on the teenage brain, on the turmoil of a...

We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

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A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.

First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs

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A "game changing" new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an infection for the first time—and could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years.
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More than 2,500 cancer cases a week could be avoided

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More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a Cancer Research UK landmark study published today.
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More than 2,500 cancer cases a week could be avoided

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More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures.
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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the dis...
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Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors

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Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.

The role of synthetic biology as a basic research facilitator

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Wales A&E performance worst on record

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Around a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four h...

How oral vaccines could save Ethiopian wolves from extinction

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A mass oral vaccination program in Ethiopian wolves could pave the way for other end...

Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

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A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
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