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Motor neurone disease: ‘Milestone’ treatment delays or even reverses progressive muscle weakness, study finds

Les Wood was diagnosed with MND 10 years ago and first took part in the trial in 2016

Doctors have hailed a “landmark” treatment that slows or even reverses progressive muscle weakness in patients with motor neurone disease (MND). New results from an international study show that patients given monthly injections of the drug tofersen reported better mobility and lung function after a year of treatment. A patient who was in a wheelchair …

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Alzheimer’s may not primarily be a brain disease: New theory suggests it’s an autoimmune disease – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Rather than simply being a brain disease, researchers propose that Alzheimer’s disease could be a disorder of the immune system within the brain. Source: the conversation The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and controversial pursuit and recent years have witnessed several major controversies. In July 2022, science …

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Colon cancer patient given months to live by NHS now ‘disease free’ after treatment in Japan

Colon cancer patient given months to live by NHS now 'disease free' after treatment in Japan

A father-of-two who was given just months to live after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer six years ago has told how he managed to get a combination of cutting-edge treatments in Japan to survive and be ‘free from diseases”. Now Matthew Dons wants to help other cancer patients and show that like them they …

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Artificial sweeteners are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, study finds

Artificial sweeteners are linked to an increased risk of heart disease and “should not be considered a healthy and safe alternative to sugar,” according to researchers. The harmful effects of added sugars have long been established for multiple chronic diseases, leading food companies to use artificial sweeteners in a wide range of foods and beverages …

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Not only cats have nine lives! An American patient with heart disease technically died 10 times

The 63-year-old retired school teacher has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart muscle disease that affects one in 500 Americans and Britons.  She was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device that restarts the heart if it stops beating, when doctors diagnosed her in 2003.

They say cats have nine lives, but a woman in the US has increased that expression by coming back from the dead 10 times. The 63-year-old retired school teacher has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart muscle disease that affects one in 500 Americans and Britons. She was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a …

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Swapping salt for salt substitutes lowers risk of stroke and heart disease, study

Replacing regular salt with a salt substitute lowers blood pressure and protects against life-threatening heart conditions, stroke and all-cause death, research suggests. High consumption of sodium chloride compound salt is known to increase blood pressure, leading to poor cardiovascular health and a significant risk of premature death. However, research published in the journal Heart has …

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