Study Identifies Nine Risk Factors Of Alzheimer’s Disease

New research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry found that nine risk factors may be the cause of two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases, TIME reported. The analysis of more than 300 existing studies identified the potentially fixable factors as: obesity, carotid artery narrowing, low…

Music ‘Reduces Pain And Anxiety’ For Surgery Patients

Listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, according to a review.Researchers at Queen Mary University of London said the patients who had listened to music had been less anxious after their surgery and had needed less pain relief. Writing…

Hand Washing Web Programme ‘Helps Reduce Infections’

A web-based programme encouraging people to wash their hands more frequently could reduce the risk of catching and passing on infections, a study suggests. Researchers writing in The Lancet tested it on around 16,000 households in the UK during the winter flu season. They found a 14%…

Music in The Operating Room Off-Putting, Study Suggests

Playing music in the operating theatre can be disruptive and surgeons should think twice about pressing the play button, according to a small study. Researchers filmed 20 operations at two UK hospitals to observe. When music was played, operating staff often had to repeat themselves…

Pancreatic Cancer Urine Test Hope

A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists.They found a protein “signature” only present in people with the disease. Pancreatic cancer is often very advanced by the time it is diagnosed – and only…

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