Some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies have reduced their research into Alzheimer’s disease after a number of trials costing hundreds of millions of pounds, have failed. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson have stopped trials on the experimental drug, Bapineuzumab, after high profile clinical trials have failed. They have both said they will no […]

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Scientists at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois have discovered that changes to the amount of a certain type of bacteria present in the gut, could be a trigger for the disease Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is hoped that a test for these bacteria could help towards early detection of the disease, and have […]

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Scientists have made a discovery which could have a major effect on treating arthritis in the future. The Scripps Institute in California and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in San Diego have discovered a molecule which seemingly can re-grow cartilage. The molecule, called Kartogenin has shown that it spurs cartilage regeneration in […]

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More and more people in Britain are suffering with Arthritis, approximately 8.5 million in fact, and this figure is set to almost double in the next 20 years, according to experts. They say the reason for this is increasing lifespan and poor lifestyles. So, fresh hope for sufferers came recently, when doctors said that simple […]

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Heart and Circulation Deaths Halved

by Rob on 19/03/2012

Deaths from heart and circulation problems have halved in the UK over the past 8 years. One reason for this is the improvements in people’s diet, which have contributed to a widespread reduction in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Also, medical treatments have improved and are more effective than they were 10 years ago. The […]

Hope For Alzheimer’s Disease

by Rob on 19/03/2012

It has been found that an existing drug can significantly reverse the presence of the plaques in the brain which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The results were obtained from mouse studies but are so significant that it is thought they would apply to humans. The plaques in the brain which cause the effects of […]

Puzzles Reduce Dementia

by Rob on 20/01/2012

Those who carry out “brain exercises” are much less likely to suffer from dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Keeping the brain active helps to maintain the synaptic pathways through it – the very pathways which allow thinking to occur. Any sort of exercise will help in maintaining these essential pathways, and a program of such […]

Beat Alzheimer’s simply – Through Diet

by Rob on 20/01/2012

A recent study shows that the £60million a year ($85million) that Britons spend on fish oil capsules is money well spent – in helping avoid Alzheimer’s disease. Anybody in the natural healthcare profession is able to tell you that supplementing your diet with fish oil capsules, plus eating oily fish up to 3 times a […]

Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer

by Rob on 28/11/2011

Though it has long been known for sure that smoking is associated with cancer of the lung, oesophagus, throat and larynx (and probably some others…) its role in breast cancer has been questioned. This is because it has something of a protective effect as well, because it tends to block oestrogen, which can reduce breast […]

Alzheimer’s Early Warning

by Rob on 28/11/2011

An early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is more possible due to a recently developed test. The disease will be able to be identified years before symptoms are seen. Early detection is important because early treatment delays the onset significantly. The study was of 300 people in their 70s and 80s who showed no memory loss […]

Alzheimers Progress Using Stem Cells