Monthly Archives: October 2015

World-first spinal cord implant: what does it mean for treating Parkinson’s?

An article, published in the Telegraph, suggests that the world’s first spinal cord implant has the potential to help treat people with nerve-related conditions such as Parkinson’s. What is it and how does it work? Doctors in Australia have carried out … Continue reading

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Meet the woman from Perth whose super sense of smell could change the way Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed.

Follow this link to the remarkable story of the woman from Perth, Scotland who can smell Parkinsons Joy Milne’s husband, Les, died in June, aged 65. He worked as a consultant anaesthetist before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age … Continue reading

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Hearts age at different rates in men and women, study finds

Hearts age at different rates in men and women, according to new research. The study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, indicates that men and women may need to be treated differently for heart disease. Does the heart age … Continue reading

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Technological advances have increased the life expectancy of people with type 1 diabetes, study finds

The life expectancy of people with type 1 diabetes has improved significantly in recent years, thanks to technological advances allowing for careful management of blood glucose levels. The findings come from a study conducted by a team of endocrinologists at … Continue reading

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Second trial for insulin vaccination against type 1 diabetes

An insulin vaccination trial will test whether giving very young children oral insulin can prevent type 1 diabetes in the long-term. German children between the ages of six months and two years who have a first-degree relative with type 1 … Continue reading

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Novel technique reboots insulin production in pancreatic cells

A technique to “reboot” pancreatic cells so insulin can be secreted has been developed by Belgian researchers. The Université Catholique de Louvain believes this finding could be further developed so people with type 1 diabetes can control blood glucose levels … Continue reading

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Is this a new era for dementia?

The current national and international focus on dementia has been widely welcomed as a vehicle to raise the profile of, and attract attention to, what has been a hitherto relatively neglected area of scientific interest and clinical practice. Now, rarely … Continue reading

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Better access to mental health services for older people – Professor Alistair Burns and Dr James Warner

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People’s Mental Health, and the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Old Age Faculty, highlight the need for age appropriate psychiatry for the elderly: Mental health services for older people took root … Continue reading

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Green light given to treatment for advanced prostate cancer in Scotland

A TREATMENT for men with advanced prostate cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland. An expert at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Professor Rob Jones has welcomed the decision to offer suitable men the … Continue reading

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Action on Depression is here to help you, family, carers and others affected by depression

This is a charity which supports those livining with depression in Scotland – Check out their website here What causes depression? The exact cause of depression is unknown. For some people it can occur for no apparent reason. Others can pinpoint … Continue reading

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