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Frontrunner target for Parkinson’s Disease may only be relevant for small fraction of patients

Parkinson’s Disease develops if a certain anti-viral receptor and its protein in the brain, called the interferon-beta pathway, is not functioning correctly. That causes the pathway to be blocked, and as a result the brain cells gradually starts to die. Scientists and private companies are developing drugs that target another protein, but their efforts may […]

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Have you got the super cold? 8 tips to help you sleep when you have a cough or blocked nos

Dr Hilary says we must 'build up immunity to colds' We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info No one wants to be […]

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PA Defends Against License Suspension for COVID Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A physician assistant who runs a pediatric clinic in Washington State says he’ll fight against a license suspension over prescribing ivermectin as a cure for COVID, among other allegations. The suspension stemmed from allegations against Scott C. Miller, PA-C, by at […]

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Adding SNAP benefits for older adults in Medicare, Medicaid can reduce hospital visits, healthcare costs

Food insecurity among older adults takes a toll on the nutrition and health of those affected. According to data from 2019, 5.2 million people age 60 and above in the U.S. were food insecure—equaling 7.1% of that population—and that number has likely grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults facing food insecurity are more likely […]

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Ashley Banjo health: ‘I was really scared’ – star’s heart-stopping cancer scare

BAFTAs: Ashley Banjo thanks fans in acceptance speech We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The 33-year-old took on the challenge of […]