With the news currently focusing on better treatments for dementia, there are five simple lifestyle changes you can make today that will lower your risk of ever getting it. more »
Heartburn and acid reflux medications are causing B12 deficiency, which can lead to nerve damage, anaemia and dementia. more »
Better diets and nutrition are reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The diseases are now less common than they were 20 years ago, new research has found. more »
Millions of women are having an unnecessary Pap smear test for cervical cancer. Most have had a hysterectomy, and so don’t even have a cervix, and some are over the age of 65 and should not be screened. more »
Soluble painkillers—many of which you can buy over-the-counter without a prescription—contain so much salt that they can increase the chances of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) more than seven times. They also raise the risk of a heart attack, stroke or fatal heart failure by 20 per cent. more »
A mother whose son died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in 2007 after he ate BSE-contaminated meat has revealed she turned down a £120,000 payment by the UK government because she believes it was ‘hush money’. more »
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