September 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Mid-life stress ‘precedes dementia’

The study only looked at women, not men Mid-life stress may increase a woman’s risk of developing dementia, according to researchers. In a study of 800 Swedish women, those who had to cope with events such as divorce or

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September 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Breast cancer ‘research gap’ warning

By Helen Briggs BBC News Breast cancer therapy has advanced in recent years Ten “critical” gaps in knowledge about the development of breast cancer must be addressed, say leading experts. Finding out how breast cancer spreads and evades therapy

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September 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Baby born after ovaries ‘reawakened’

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Dr Kazuhiro Kawamura of the St Marianna University medical school holding the newborn A baby has been born through a new technique to “reawaken” the ovaries of women who had a

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September 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer’s Disease

FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who identified two more gene mutations that increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease say their findings from studies with mice may help in efforts to prevent and treat the disease in humans. The rare mutations occur in a gene called

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September 29, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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End war on drugs, says police chief

  Mr Barton compared current drugs policy to the alcohol prohibition era in America Class A drugs should be decriminalised and drug addicts “treated and cared for not criminalised”, according to a senior UK police officer. Writing in the

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September 28, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Dean criticises disability work test

The tests assess entitlement to employment and support allowance A letter urging Prime Minister David Cameron to get rid of work assessments for the disabled has been signed by the dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. The Very Rev Dr

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