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Scientists Studying A Rare And Terrible Brain Disease Made A Huge Discovery

| 09/02/2015

Multiple system atrophy, or MSA, is a rare and horrible disease that will destroy your brain and inevitably kill you, and the study of it has now yielded a major breakthrough in our understanding of brain diseases. Researchers have discovered that MSA is caused by a prion, a kind of deformed protein that spreads like […]

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NHS Buys Patients A Summer House And Satnav

| 09/01/2015

The NHS is spending thousands of pounds on treats for patients, including holidays, horse riding, satnavs and even a summer house. An investigation by Pulse magazine also found health funding being spent on new clothes, an iRobot cleaner, art classes and aromatherapy. Personal health budgets were introduced by the Government to help the long-term sick […]

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Suicide-Risk Behaviour Patterns Identified – Study

| 08/31/2015

Depressed people who display “risky behaviour”, agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study has found. Research by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) concluded that the behaviour patterns “precede many suicide attempts”. The study said effective prevention measures were “urgently needed”. The World Health Organisation estimates that there […]

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Laser Detects Brain Tumour Cells During Surgery

| 08/30/2015

Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour for the first time in Europe. The non-invasive technique measures light reflected off tissue to determine whether it is cancerous or healthy. The patient, Reuben Hill, 22, is making a good recovery after the operation at Charing […]

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Brain Cells ‘Burn Out’ in Parkinson’s Disease

| 08/29/2015

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. Parkinson’s is caused by a loss of nerve cells in certain areas of the brain […]

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Dental Device Promises Pain-Free Tooth Repair

| 08/26/2015

A filling is one of the most common procedures carried out by dentists. But just the thought of anesthetic injections followed by the sound of the drill is enough to send shivers down the spine of many people. But a new technology developed by British scientists could dramatically reduce the need for unpleasant dental drilling. […]

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Sierra Leone Discharges Last Ebola Patient

| 08/25/2015

Sierra Leone has released its last known Ebola patient, according to the World Health Organization.35-year-old Adama Sankoh was discharged from a treatment centre in the northern Bombali district on Monday morning. The country hasn’t reported a new infection for more than two weeks, according the the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC). However, a small number […]

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Cases Of Fatal Brain Disease Showing Up Decades After Infection

| 08/24/2015

A few hundred people around the world caught a rare and fatal brain disease from contaminated growth hormone treatments they received during the 1950s through 1980s. Now, although use of the contaminated hormone stopped decades ago, scientists say they continue to see new cases of the brain disease today, up to 40 years after the […]

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