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FEATURE Heavy metal magic

April 2017 (Vol. 28 Issue 1) /

Many chelators used by medicine today to rid you of heavy metals are extremely hard on the body. Cate Montana discovers a new alternative gaining traction.

FEATURE The unlucky odds of prostate treatment

April 2017 (Vol. 28 Issue 1)

A survey of internet chat rooms where men discuss life after prostate cancer treatment is a surprising glimpse into the rarely discussed world of eviscerated masculinity. Men describe rituals of devices, pills and injections they undertake before attempting sex. Some have given up trying. They discuss embarrassing dribbles, diapers and bed pads.

NEWS Daily cuppa cuts dementia risk by 50 per cent

March 20th 2017

Drinking at least one cup of tea a day can reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's as we get older, a new study has found.

NEWS Alzheimer's probably not caused by brain plaques, says new research chief

February 27th 2017 /

Medicine has got it wrong about Alzheimer's disease for the past 40 years, the UK's new head of dementia research says. It's far more complex a disease than the idea it's solely caused by plaques in the brain.

NEWS Antidepressants double risk of falls and fractures in Alzheimer’s patients

January 18th 2017 /

Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture. The risk is at its greatest when the person starts taking the medication, but it’s still there even four years later.

NEWS Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death for Alzheimer’s patients

December 21st 2016 /

Antipsychotic drugs are routinely given to Alzheimer’s patients—but they increase the risk of death by 60 per cent. And the patient is twice as likely to die if he or she is given two or more antipsychotics.

NEWS Alzheimer’s now the biggest killer of women

November 16th 2016

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced heart problems as the major killer in the UK—at least for women. A similar pattern has been seen in the US, too, where the rate of coronary heart disease has fallen by 20 per cent since the 1980s.

NEWS Radiation from two CT scans could trigger Alzheimer’s, researchers fear

November 2nd 2016

Radiation from CT (computerised tomography) or CAT scans could be increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Just having two of the medical tests in a lifetime starts changing our brain molecules, a new research paper has discovered.

NEWS Cheers! Beer could prevent Alzheimer’s

June 6th 2016

It’s not just red wine that can be good for us, beer also has a part in play. Regularly drinking a pint or two seems to protect against the build-up of sticky plaques in the brain, which have been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

NEWS Supplement that could be the fountain of youth

June 6th 2016

A supplement—containing 30 vitamins and minerals—is fast winning the ultimate accolade that it really could be the fountain of youth

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