Tag Archives: Italy

Medicine to Ease Enlarged Prostate Re-Purposed for Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Journal of Clinical Investigation)

Summary Terazosin, a drug developed originally to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), may slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. It is thought that Terazosin may help by activating an enzyme (PGK1) which prevents cell death in the relevant brain regions. … Continue reading

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More on the Healthy Lives Strategy (Health Foundation)

Summary A further report from the Health Foundation adopts a characteristically “blue-sky thinking” approach to tackling population health improvement. This report argues for a more ambitious, “whole-government” approach to long-term investment prioritising the nation’s health (as opposed to isolated reactive, … Continue reading

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User Feedback on Digital Platform for People With Dementia and Their Carers (JMIR Formative Research)

Summary CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD is Web-based platform, still a work-in-progress, developed with a view to: Improving the quality of life for persons living with dementia. Reducing carer burden. Reducing the costs for care. Reducing the administrative burden for health and social care staff. The following paper … Continue reading

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New Uncertainties Around Irreversible Brain Cell Death Following Oxygen Deprivation? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Conventional medical wisdom holds that brain cells and working brain circuitry are prone to irreversible damage following merely minutes of interrupted blood flow and disrupted oxygen supply. Researchers at Yale University used an extracorporeal pulsatile-perfusion system to restore circulation in … Continue reading

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More on International Comparisons in Life Expectancy: The Impact of Austerity? (BBC News / ONS / BMJ / NHS Choices)

Summary Increases in life expectancy in the UK may be slowing down; possibly at the fastest rate among the top twenty leading world economies. This slowdown effect was most apparent in women, where the rate of rising life expectancy fell … Continue reading

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Patterns Indicative of the Elastic Limits to Human Life-Span? (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary Italian research into longevity indicates that death rates tend to increase up to age 80, then decrease and actually level-off after the age of 105 years. This implies that the biological (absolute) limits to longevity may not yet have … Continue reading

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