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Potential Breakthrough In Finding Cure For Alzheimers Disease

A newly discovered drug could bring scientists and medical researchers closer than ever to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The promising results come from a phase I study and involve a drug called Aducanumab; an antibody that works by clearing away the built up toxic proteins found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers

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Body image: Why it’s not just an issue for girls

Eating disorders and body image issues are typically associated with girls, particularly teenagers. However, a new survey has revealed that teenage boys are just as concerned about diet and exercise as girls, with as many as 55% of eight-18 year olds saying they would change their diet in order to ‘look better’. These findings have

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Why a hot bath could be good for you

Enjoying a long soak in a hot bath could be as beneficial to health and burn just as many calories as a bout of low-intensity cardio, recent research has found. Many of us have felt the benefits of a relaxing hot bath after a long day. However, these new findings would suggest that baths are

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Students: Healthy eating on a budget

You may have heard about the ‘fresher’s 15’ or that most people put on weight when they start university. With all of the drinking, cooking for yourself and limited food budget, that could be true – but it doesn’t have to be. Starting healthy eating habits throughout university will ensure that you take good habits

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Why connecting with nature can make you happier

Are you spending too much time inside? Research suggests that anxiety, stress and depression may be partly traceable to a lack of contact with the natural world. Getting outside, or even just appreciating nature where you find it -in the city or in your home- can have huge positive effects on your health, happiness and

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Connect, Communicate, Care: World Suicide Prevention Day

Since 2003, September 10th every year has marked World Suicide Prevention Day. This day has been set aside to raise awareness of suicide with events and organised activities. Suicide is one of the most common causes of preventable premature death around the world and the aim of this day is to spread information, so more

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Students: Your guide to contraception

If you’re heading off to university then it’s likely you’ll be thinking about contraception. With new people to meet and plenty of new experiences to enjoy, not knowing what’s ahead means that you should be prepared whatever happens. Getting sensible about contraception can help you avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancy, allowing you to enjoy your

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Vascular Disease Awareness Month

Vascular Disease Awareness Month will be taking place throughout the entire month of September. Launched by the Circulation Foundation, this campaign is dedicated to furthering the research and awareness of vascular diseases. The Circulation Foundation is the only charity in the UK which focuses solely on the treatment of cardiovascular conditions and spreading information on

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