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Vitamin E intake critical during ‘the first 1,000 days’

Vitamin E intake critical during ‘the first 1,000 days’

Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant. Continue reading

Brain development in schizophrenia strays from normal path

Brain development in schizophrenia strays from normal path

Schizophrenia is generally considered to be a disorder of brain development and it shares many risk factors, both genetic and environmental, with other neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. The normal path for brain development is determined by the combined effects of a complex network of genes and a wide range of environmental factors. Continue reading

Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients’ brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. Continue reading

Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects

Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects

Health policies which favour using ranibizumab for treating eye disease in older people over safety concerns for a cheaper alternative should take account of a new Cochrane Review published today. Continue reading

Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

New research shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness. The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Continue reading

Ashya proton beam sessions begin

Ashya proton beam sessions begin

unable to retrieve full-text contentBrain tumour patient Ashya King is undergoing his first proton beam treatment at a Czech clinic. Continue reading

Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing, researchers find

Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing, researchers find

A report reveals that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing. In particular, active commuters felt better able to concentrate and were less under strain than if they travelled by car Continue reading

Walking or cycling ‘wellbeing boost’

Walking or cycling ‘wellbeing boost’

unable to retrieve full-text contentSwitching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work improves the wellbeing of commuters, a study suggests. Continue reading

Brains may ‘resist Alzheimer’s’

Brains may ‘resist Alzheimer’s’

unable to retrieve full-text contentA small study suggests some people’s brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer’s damage. Continue reading

Social care access ‘limited for many’

Social care access ‘limited for many’

unable to retrieve full-text contentAlmost 90% of councils in England are now only offering social care to those whose needs are deemed substantial or critical, according to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. Continue reading