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UK nature-lovers invited to join fight against litter

Dom Ferris is a man who is building a career out of rubbish. He used to be responsible for organising beach cleans for Surfers Against Sewage. While working there, the Cornwall-based surfer and mountain biker saw many of the issues that he was dealing with on beaches replicated on cycle trails. But there was one […]

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What is it like to be a middle-aged woman? A son asked his mother – then wrote a comic

‘Kangaroo tribes” is a South Korean term for what is increasingly a worldwide phenomenon: adult children who live with their parents to save money until they get married. An estimated one in four households in South Korea are kangaroo tribes, and Yeong-shin Ma was in one of them. The cartoonist lived with his mother until […]

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Using magnetic resonance elastography to detect epilepsy

A new study uses magnetic resonance elastography to compare the stiffness of the hippocampus in patients who have epilepsy with healthy individuals. The technique can improve the detection and characterization of the disease. The study “Hippocampal stiffness in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy measured with MR elastography: Preliminary comparison with healthy participants” was published in NeuroImage: […]

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Existing drugs may improve neurological function in patients with rare genetic disorder

New findings from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) show that some patients with a rare and aggressive form of leukodystrophy may benefit from receiving treatment with a class of targeted therapy drugs that could improve their neurological function. A correspondence about these findings was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Aicardi-Goutières syndrome […]

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Investigational ALS drug generates promising clinical trial results

An experimental medication slows the progression of the neurodegenerative disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to recently released results from a clinical trial run by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the company that manufactures the […]

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Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

The observational study involving more than 1,300 people was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of Malawi College of Medicine and colleagues at the University of Cambridge. It found most patients admitted to hospital knew their HIV status, and that 90% were taking antiretroviral therapy. However, approximately one-third of […]

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Personal use of permanent hair dye not associated with greater risk of most cancers or cancer death: study

Women who use permanent hair dye products to color their hair at home do not experience greater risk of most cancers or greater cancer related mortality, finds a study published by The BMJ today. While this should provide general reassurance to users of permanent hair dyes, the authors say they did find a slight increase […]