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Why Having a Dog is Good for the Older Generation

  Having a dog could be the perfect way to combat some of the physical and emotional health issues facing many members of the older generation, a recently released study has shown. Elderly people are believed to benefit from the higher levels of exercise that pet ownership requires as well as increased social interactivity and

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Eczema Cure – A Step Closer

  The latest dermatological research suggests that scientists are getting closer to finding an eczema cure. This breakthrough comes after researchers discovered that a deficiency of a certain protein in the natural barrier of the skin is the cause of the uncomfortable condition. Historically, eczema rashes have been treated and managed with moisturisers and steroid

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HIV Treatments Showing Signs Of Success

  Improvements in HIV treatment means that young people diagnosed with HIV may now have near-normal life expectancies, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. This news comes after a research team at the University of Bristol studied data from 18 North American medical investigations into HIV-1 – the world’s most

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Prostate Cancer – New Targeted Therapy

  A newly developed blood test could help target treatment for men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer. In recent years, genetic testing has become more common in cancer treatment as it can be used to tailor treatment to individual patients. This new test will help by identifying men who do not respond well

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What a Urine Sample Could Tell Doctors about Your Diet

A groundbreaking new test is able to track the dietary routines of patients and monitor nutritional intake. The test, which takes just five minutes, has been developed by scientists who believe it may prove revolutionary for weight loss programmes. It allows food intake to be closely monitored and makes it easy for doctors to determine

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Reducing HIV Risk – Drug to be used by NHS

A drug which greatly reduces the risk of contracting the HIV virus is going to be available to NHS patients in England. It is believed that wider access to the drug, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), will have a dramatic effect in reducing HIV risk across the country. How PrEP Works PrEP is a highly effective pill

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Stroke Treatment: What you need to know

Strokes are no longer something that younger generations can put aside as affecting only older people. With strokes on the rise among working-age people in their 40s and 50s, experts are urging us to become more familiar with the signs and symptoms, as well as the lasting effects, and methods of stroke treatment and prevention.

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Parenting and Autism: New study reveals close link

Autistic Spectrum Disorder affects about 1 in 100 people in the UK, with an estimated half of these also having a learning disability. ASD is used as an umbrella term, encompassing everything from Asperger’s Syndrome to Pathological Demand Avoidance. In recent years, the MMR vaccine has received considerable, albeit now discredited, blame for autism in

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Male Contraceptive Jab – Would You Use It?

A new form of male contraception could be on the horizon, thanks to a pioneering injection developed by medical researchers. The hormone-based jab has been developed to suppress the sperm count in testicles by acting on the pituitary gland in the brain. While this new form of male contraception shows promise, the initial study that

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Is Mark Zuckerberg’s aim to eradicate disease possible?

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have recently announced an ambitious aim to completely eradicate disease by 2100, but is such a thing really possible? Since 2015, the pair have pledged over $1.6 billion dollars to charity, and have promised that in the fight against disease they will devote $3 billion to medical research

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