Monthly Archives: November 2015

Chronic fatigue syndrome – Causes

Exactly what causes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unknown, but there are several theories. Some experts think a viral infection such as glandular fever can trigger the condition. Certain bacteria have also been suggested as a cause of CFS in some … Continue reading

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More than 11 moles on an arm may be ‘sign of skin cancer risk’

“More than 11 moles on right arm ‘could indicate greater skin cancer risk’,” The Guardian reports.  A new study found that people with 11 or more moles on their arm were likely to have over 100 moles on their body – a … Continue reading

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Warning about middle-aged drinking and dementia

“Middle-aged people should curb their drinking to reduce their risk of developing dementia, new guidance suggests,” reports the Daily Mirror. The new guidance highlights that people aged 40 to 64 who regularly drink alcohol have an increased risk of dementia.  Who produced the guidance? The guidance was … Continue reading

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Symptoms of dementia

Dementia is not a disease, but a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain. These symptoms can be caused by a number of conditions. On this page you can read about: symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms of … Continue reading

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Cheap Alzheimer’s drug ‘may help keep people out of care homes’

“Alzheimer’s drug may keep late-stage sufferers out of nursing homes,” The Guardian reports. A study found people with Alzheimer’s who continued to take a drug called donepezil were less likely to be admitted into care than people who stopped taking … Continue reading

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Growing up with a dog ‘reduces childhood asthma risk’

“Children who grow up with a pet dog in the family home have a lower risk of developing asthma,” The Times reports.  A large Swedish study found an association between pet ownership and reduced risk of asthma. Living on a … Continue reading

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Sugary drinks linked to increased heart failure risk in men

“Just two sweetened drinks a day can dramatically raise heart risk,” The Sun reports. A Swedish study found that men who consumed two or more sugary drinks a day had, on average, a 23% increase in the risk of heart failure. … Continue reading

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Blood test could help improve prostate cancer outcomes

“A blood test can determine whether prostate cancer patients are likely to respond to drugs,” BBC News reports. The test assesses whether men with prostate cancer have a good chance, or not, of responding well to a drug called abiraterone – a hormonal … Continue reading

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New trial to see whether 7p angina drug can prevent dementia

Researchers believe lacunar strokes could be an underlying cause of at least 40 per cent of dementias  A new trial has been launched to find out if a cheap angina drug could prevent strokes which trigger dementia. Scientists at the … Continue reading

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