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  • Alzheimer’s disease can be Influenced by Your Diet! Find out More!

    Alzheimer’s disease can be Influenced by Your Diet! Find out More!

    21 May, 2021

    This week on May 5th, 2021 an article was published in the journal ‘American Academy of Neurology’ which indicated that a Mediterranean-like-diet (or MD) can reduce the incidence rate of Alzheimer’s. In the absence of effective therapies against Alzheimer's disease (AD), the identification of modifiable risk/protective factors is important.

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  • Cauda Equina Syndrome. When a Herniated Disc Becomes a Medical Emergency. Also a New Home Test Kit for Prostate Cancer.

    Cauda Equina Syndrome. When a Herniated Disc Becomes a Medical Emergency. Also a New Home Test Kit for Prostate Cancer.

    17 May, 2021

    Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is caused by extreme compression of the nerves in the lower back. Some degree of nerve compression is likely when there is a prolapsed or herniated intervertebral disc although the extreme compression that causes CES is very unlikely. However if it does occur it is a medical emergency.

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  • New Prospective Treatment Options for Endometriosis

    New Prospective Treatment Options for Endometriosis

    4 May, 2021

    Endometriosis is estimated to affect 176 million women worldwide and there is a significant unmet requirement for treatment options for this condition.

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  • Blood Clot Risk & COVID-19 Vaccines & the New HIV Vaccine

    Blood Clot Risk & COVID-19 Vaccines & the New HIV Vaccine

    27 April, 2021

    Adenovirus based COVID-19 vaccines and blood clot risk. Phase I trial results for a new vaccine released from IAVI (International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) and the Scripps Research Institute in the U.S. appear promising

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  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.

    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.

    2 April, 2021

    Many of us will not even realise that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. This condition is pervasive as it affects 10% of women (or 1.5 million people in the UK) and yet bizarrely takes an average of seven to eleven years to diagnose. In the meantime people are offered little or no support for either the physiological or physical trauma that it generates.

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  • What is a Healthy Diet? How Much Fruit or Veg Should We Eat?

    What is a Healthy Diet? How Much Fruit or Veg Should We Eat?

    28 March, 2021

    A Healthy Diet. The latest piece of research regarding this matter is by the American Heart Association proves that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which 2 are fruit and 3 are vegetables, appears to be the optimal required for a longer life.

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  • The NaV1.7 Gene. Could Gene Therapy be a Better Alternative to Painkillers?

    The NaV1.7 Gene. Could Gene Therapy be a Better Alternative to Painkillers?

    21 March, 2021

    The NaV1.7 Gene. Gene therapy for chronic pain could offer huge benefits and potential because it would deliver a safer, non-addictive alternative to opioids. Remarkably this now appears to be theoretically possible (at least in animal-based models).

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  • Little Foot. The New Discovery in Human Evolution.

    Little Foot. The New Discovery in Human Evolution.

    18 March, 2021

    The remains of ‘Little Foot’ were discovered by University of the Witwatersrand paleoanthropologist Ron Clarke who unearthed the fossil in the 1990s. In June 2019 in great secrecy ‘Little Foot’ was transported to the UK to be examined in microscopic detail using the ‘Diamond Light Source’ at the national synchrotron facility in the UK.

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