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Friday, 28 August 2015 12:58

Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's disease

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Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.
Canadian researchers say the findings might help explain why only small parts of the brain are affected in the disease.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 18:18

Pregnant women's diet linked to baby heart risk

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Women who eat healthily before and during pregnancy may cut the risk of their baby developing a heart problem, researchers believe.
The link is suggested by a study of 19,000 women in the US who were asked about their diet in the year leading up to pregnancy.

Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.
Two separate US teams have found success with an approach that homes in on a stable part of the flu virus.

Friday, 21 August 2015 18:33

Vaccine for Mers coronavirus 'looks promising'

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A prototype vaccine against the lung infection Mers coronavirus has shown promising results, scientists say.
The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggests the vaccine guards against the disease in monkeys and camels.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:49

MRI scans can deliver cancer therapy

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A hospital scan normally used to detect cancer could be used to steer tumour killing treatments to hard-to-reach targets in the body, say scientists.
The UK team at Sheffield University deployed the magnetic power of MRI scans to control the movement

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 16:03

Call to punish GPs over antibiotics

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Soft-touch" and "hazardous" doctors should be disciplined for prescribing too many antibiotics, a leading NHS figure says.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's Prof Mark Baker said 10 million prescriptions a year in England were inappropriate.

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