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Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks

Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks, strokes and low blood pressure by a THIRD and save thousands of lives for just 2p a day The British-led research believes a polypill could reduce heart and stroke risks The pill would contain aspirin, a statin and two blood pressure medications  Experts believe the four-in-one […]

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Puzzling brain disease could now be better diagnosed, treated

Scientists have developed an animal model that may provide a path toward improving the diagnosis and treatment of the devastating brain disease chronicled in the bestselling autobiography “Brain on Fire.” The book, along with a 2017 movie by the same name, traces newspaper reporter Susannah Cahalan’s harrowing descent into the throes of the disease. The […]

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New epidemic forecast model could save precious resources

When governments and institutions deploy epidemic forecast models when facing an outbreak, they sometimes fail to factor in human behavior and over-allocate precious resources as a result. Thanks to new research authored by a Texas A&M University engineering professor, that may no longer be the case. Dr. Ceyhun Eksin, lead author and assistant professor in […]

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Low-cost retinal scanner could help prevent blindness worldwide

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned, 3-D-printed spectrometer, the scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current commercial systems and is made from parts costing […]

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Common medications ‘could increase dementia risk by almost half’

Common drugs used to treat depression, epilepsy and incontinence ‘could increase the risk of DEMENTIA by almost half because they damage crucial brain cells’ Anticholinergic medications were linked to an almost 50 per cent higher risk These also include drugs prescribed to Parkinson’s and mental health patients Researchers suggest they could cause the breakdown of […]

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Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies

Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The researchers believe that the finding, which is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, can represent a general mechanism in autoimmunity and that the results can […]