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Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...er this function is lost as a result of the normal ageing process, or if some people are more susceptible to it than others we dont know yet. The next step for our research will be to look in more detail at how the prion protein controls beta amyloid, knowledge that could be used to design anti-Alzheimers...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...e for Change, it reveals a litany of problems with ageing facilities in two of the hospital's oldest buildin...s managing the identified risks associated with an ageing infrastructure and all other risks identified in the organisation to provide for maximum patient and...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

... more harmful UVA rays, which cause premature skin ageing and can interfere with the immune system. Accordingly, by next summer, the Commission will require all sun creams to state whether they provide low, medium, high or very high protection, and give their SPF against UV-B rays. They will also have to ...

Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

...known as sarcopenia - the loss of muscle mass with ageing which is linked to poor balance, gait speed, falls, and fractures. As a part of their study the researchers analysed 16 people in their mid sixties who were selected because of their similar lifestyles in terms of alcohol consumption and physical a...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...esearchers at King's College London compared key ageing DNA with the number of moles in a study of 1,800 twins, at the Twin Research Unit of Kings College. They found that the more moles a person had, the more likely their DNA was to have the properties to fight off ageing. Cause for the spotted to rejoi...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...mbers are expected to increase even more due to an ageing population, a rising number of people with chronic heart disease and better diagnosis. St Mary's consultant cardiologist, Dr Wyn Davies, was quoted as saying that more centres are required to deal with such complex surgeries. He added that full ...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

... rising demand for diagnostic imaging services, an ageing population and shrinking workforce are all contributing to pressure on current radiology services. Dr Tony Smith, Senior Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science at the University of Newcastle, and Associate Proffessor Marilyn Baird, Head of Medical I...

Excessive Use of Cosmetics Leads to Adverse Effects on the Body

...e effects ranging from skin irritation to untimely ageing and cancer. Richard Bence, a biochemist spent three years researching the conventional and the supposedly 'safe' products. "We really need to start questioning the products we are putting on our skin and not just assume that the chemicals in them a...

Japanese Humanoid Happy to Work on in the Rain

...ds) including the battery. "Our country is rapidly ageing and it is an urgent task to develop robots that can perform tasks only done by humans now," the statement said. "If a humanoid can substitute human functions, the entire social cost would be reduced," it said. Kawada Industries said the company ho...

Make Up Unhealthy for Skin

... effects ranging from skin irritation to premature ageing and cancer. Traces of parabens have been found in breast tumour samples, although its link to the development of the cancer is disputed. "If lipstick gets into your mouth it is broken down by the enzymes in saliva and in the stomach. But chemicals g...

Madonna "hooked" to Age-defying Dead Sea Ingredient Israeli Cream

... hollow in recent weeks. According to medics the ageing process and inexorable work out sessions to keep in shape is having a bad effect on the 'American Life' singer's face....

Australian Government Charged With Under-funding Public Hospitals

...plan for the future of the health system, with the ageing population and medical workforce two major challenges. "We will face even more dramatic shortages of health professionals in the future and this will have a serious impact on Australians' access to services and the quality of patient care," he said...

Labor's Preventive Health Care Policy Looks to Address Future Needs

...olingua said the policy recognises that Australias ageing population and the increasing incidence of chronic disease in the community, including among younger people, will place great strain on the health budget and the medical workforce in the years and decades ahead. Labor has set out a simpler, more fl...

Proteins Behind Mad Cow Disease may Protect Against Alzheimer's

... The researchers are now planning to study whether ageing has an effect on the ability of the prion proteins...er this function is lost as a result of the normal ageing process, or if some people are more susceptible to it than others we don't know yet," he added. H...

Gene Responsible for Ageing Process Discovered and Calorie Restriction Could Help

...discovered a gene that plays a central role in the ageing process. And by manipulating that gene perhaps one... extra years are not necessarily healthy ones - an ageing population is leading to a dramatic rise in senile dementia....

Lipoic Acid may Help to Live Long, Free of Degenerative Disease

...ising micronutrients that may be implicated in the ageing or degenerative disease process. They say that it is normally found at low levels in green leafy vegetables, but can also be taken as a supplement. "Our studies have shown that mice supplemented with lipoic acid have a cognitive ability, behaviour,...

BMA Calls for Action to Halt Slide in Medical Academic Recruitment

...ryingly, a lack of new recruits is resulting in an ageing academic population, a situation that can only lead to a further decline in the number of clinical educators in the years to come. Medical students need well trained and experienced academic staff to guide them through their education. If these tea...

Simple Lifestyle Diet Changes can Diffuse 'Cancer Timebomb'

...rgely an older person's disease, and the UK has an ageing population. 'So if you have an ageing population that is getting more obese, there could be really serious consequences in terms of the nu...

Wrinkles can Be Really Ironed Out, Thanks to Vitamin A

...e of vitamin A creams to improve the appearance of ageing skin. Earlier this year, a favourable report from Manchester University scientists on a "No.7" cream, screened as part of a BBC Horizon documentary, caused stores to run out of the product within days. A spokesman for the British Skin Foundation, s...

NHS Oversupplied With Cataract Surgery, Say Doctors

...d a major shortfall in provision, made worse by an ageing population. But the technique of phacoemulsification, whereby the clouded lens is broken up by ultrasound, together with shorter hospital stays after surgery, has significantly speeded up throughput of cases. The fact that cataract surgery has in...

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