Three leading research funders from the UK and North America have joined forces to launch a new global initiative called MEND or, MEchanisms of cellular death in NeuroDegeneration, with a fund of $1.25m USD (£820,000/$1.56CDN) for targeted research into brain … Continue reading
World Osteoporosis Day falls on October 20, 2014, and within the motto of “Love your Bones,” this year’s theme is “Real men build their strength from within.” This theme was chosen to bring attention to the fact that although osteoporosis … Continue reading
Linda Monk, a 59-year-old accountant from Sussex has always been slim. Then in her mid-50s she started piling on the pounds no matter how hard she exercised.
Many of us have a ‘posture age’ much older than our actual age.
If we needed any further proof of how important the internet has become, this is it…
A new study has revealed that apparently healthy adults can already have the brain lesions associated with Alzheimers.
Bake some cake…. and then eat a slice with TV favourite Lorraine Kelly.
New lens implant technology means Cataract and Presbyopia patients can have sharp vision at both short and long distances without the use of glasses.
Elixir was at the Sound Barrier Awards last week to see Corrie favourite William Roache OBE speak about hearing loss and pay tribute to the worthy winner of the title of Specsavers ‘Sound Barrier Star’.
A campaign for testing for the killer liver diease hepatitis C in UK pharmacies is launched today.
London: Multiple exposures to dental x-rays may be associated with increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, according to new research. A collaborative study by scientists from Brighton, Cambridge, and Kuwait showed that the risk of thyroid cancer increased with increasing … Continue reading
New York: Women who have completed treatment for early-stage breast cancer and who take aspirin have a nearly 50% reduced risk of breast cancer death and a similar reduction in the risk of metastasis. The findings are based on an … Continue reading
London: A new campaign, titled Memory Problems?,is launched today by ex GMTV presenter, Fiona Phillips today to help people recognise the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimers disease and distinguish these from the normal changes that occur with ageing. The … Continue reading
New York: Smoking in middle age increases the risk of developing dementia by nearly 75%, a new study from the US claims. IResearchers at Minnesota University found smokers aged between 46 and 70 were at least 70 per cent more … Continue reading
Los Angeles: Vitamin D and curcumin could help rid the brain of Alzheimer’s plaques, according to scientists at the University of California Riverside and Los Angeles. They have found that a combination of vitamin D3 and a synthetic form of … Continue reading
Boston: Obesity, among other factors, is strongly associated with an increased risk of rapid cartilage loss, according to a study published in the August issue of the magazine Radiology. “We have isolated demographic and MRI-based risk factors for progressive cartilage … Continue reading
London: Alcohol misuse in people aged over 60 in the UK is on the increase, new research suggests. A survey carried out by the charity Foundation66 found over one in eight (13%) admitted to drinking more following retirement. Of these, … Continue reading
London: Most doctors feel Alzheimer’s sufferers do not receive sufficient treatment, according to a new survey. The IMPACT (Important Perspectives on Alzheimers Care & Treatment) study explored the views of 1800 people – physicians (GPs and specialists),1 Alzheimer’s carers,1 payors1 … Continue reading
Stockholm: The mental engagement of marriage may protect against the brain disease, Alzheimier’s. People who have a partner or are married in middle age are at half the risk of developing dementia as those who live alone, says a study. … Continue reading
New York: Low thyroid activity, one of the most treated conditions in the United States, may actually be a sign of longevity, US researchers have discovered. While they said it was far too soon for people taking thyroid pills to … Continue reading
Chicago: US researchers have reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in early stage patients by using bone marrow stem cell transplants to reset the immune system. Commenting on the study, Helen Yates, Chief Executive of the UK’s Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre said: … Continue reading
London: One in four cancer patients have difficulty keeping up with everyday payments. Learn how to keep your family financially safe in our video below. We all worry about our health to a certain degree, but when it comes to … Continue reading
San Diego: Stem cells taken from the fat tissue of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may help treat the disease, suggests a preliminary study of three patients. The successful use of the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells in these patients … Continue reading
London: The Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) is launching a nationwide appeal today for people with and without Parkinson’s disease to donate their brains to research and help discover a cure for the condition which affects one in 500 people. Research … Continue reading
London: Suffers of heart illnesses now have access to a new service which offers remote monitoring of their condition – saving time and money on frequent medical visits. The Reveal device, is a heart monitor that is implanted under the … Continue reading