Tag Archives: University of Aberdeen

Update on the Association Between Anticholinergics and Dementia Risk (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A new statistical study has confirmed an association between use of certain anticholinergic drugs (commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression, Parkinson’s Disease and bladder problems) and a heightened risk of developing dementia. Other anticholinergics, taken to treat hay … Continue reading

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Another Recent Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Trial Disappointment (Lancet)

Summary Researchers aimed to discover whether LMTM [Leuco-methylthioninium bis(hydromethanesulfonate] might be safe and effective for slowing disease progression in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. LMTM had previously been found to work as a selective inhibitor of tau protein … Continue reading

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More on the Underlying Relationships Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes? (NHS Choices / Diabetologia)

Summary Further evidence has emerged concerning shared genetic linkages and biological processes underlying potential links between Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes. Full Text Link Reference Diabetes drugs may be useful for Alzheimer’s, mice research finds. London: NHS Choices Behind … Continue reading

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UK Pain Prevalence Rates (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary A meta-analysis of 19 studies published in BMJ Open suggests that approximately 28 million (43%) people in the UK may be living with chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis; this is almost triple the number expected previously. This … Continue reading

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Community Pharmacists: the Potential of Minor Ailment Centres (BBC News / RPS / NHS England)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has proposed that community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1 billion per year. This assertion is endorsed by research from Pharmacy Research UK published earlier this year and led by the University of Aberdeen. … Continue reading

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Physician Associates Required by NHS (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary The NHS is about to expand the number of physician associates rapidly. Physician associates work under the direct supervision of a doctor.  They help by taking patients’ histories, examining patients and making simple diagnoses. They also support doctors by … Continue reading

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