Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cancer Drugs to Assist Nerve Regeneration? (BBC News / Brain)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that cancer drugs called nutlins may influence mechanisms with the potential for enabling certain aspects of CNS nerve regeneration (at least in animal studies involving severed spinal cords): Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Literature Review on Olfaction (Sense of Smell) and Neurodegenerative Diseases (International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)

Summary Loss of sense of smell may be involved in certain neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. This literature review examines the relationships between olfactory dysfunction and neurological / neurodegenerative diseases. Olfactory tests may have a role in … Continue reading

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International Variations in Cancer Referrals and Cancer Survival (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plan for England: 2015 (Department of Health / NHS England / Public Health England / BBC News)

Summary The Heatwave Plan for England is about minimising the avoidable effects of (potential) severe heat in England on health. The plan recommends steps to reduce the risks from prolonged exposure to severe heat. It is intended for many audiences: … Continue reading

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Supporting Meaningful Activity in the Community: Brief Example (Frame of Mind CIC)

Summary Frame of Mind is a Community Interest Company providing picture framing and printing services to businesses and residents in the Bognor Regis area. One of their roles involves offering vocational training and wellbeing opportunities for local adults with mental … Continue reading

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International Meeting of Regulators on Challenges of Dementia Research and Drug Development (MHRA / Department of Health)

Summary The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) took part in an international workshop with other regulators, and has released a statement of intent about how to support the development of drugs for dementia. This work is in support … Continue reading

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