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REM Sleep Disorder ‘May Be Early Warning Sign For Parkinson’s And Dementia’

Acting out dreams and lashing out in your sleep could be an early warning sign for ailments such as Parkinson’s disease or dementia, researchers have said.  People who suffer from REM sleep behaviour disorder may physically move limbs when dreaming. They may also talk, shout, hit or punch, according to the National Sleep Foundation. New…

How To Sleep Better And Other Things Learned From BBC Documentary ‘The Truth About Sleep’

Britain is one of the most sleep deprived nations in the world and a new BBC documentary seeks to investigate the impact it’s having on us longterm. ‘The Truth About Sleep’, presented by journalist and chronic insomniac Michel Mosley, looks into what sleep is, what happens when we don’t get enough, and the surprising solutions…

Fashion Blogger Megan Gilbride Reveals The ‘True Face Of Depression’ In Intimate Photos

A blogger has bravely opened up about her struggles with depression in a bid to highlight that regardless of what we may see online, nobody’s life is perfect. Megan Gilbride, 27, sits bare-faced and exhausted in a series of candid photos which she says reveal the “face of depression”. The blogger, who is from Northamptonshire, said…

One In Five Breast Cancer Patients Could Benefit From Existing Drug Not Given To Them

Around 10,000 women a year in the UK could benefit from a change in how doctors issue breast cancer drugs, research suggests.  Currently, women who have inherited faulty genes linked to breast cancer – such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes – are treated using biological therapies, also known as “PARP inhibitors”.  But new research…

Man Hospitalised With Dangerously High Blood Pressure ‘After Eating Liquorice Jelly Beans Daily’

A man was recently hospitalised with dangerously high blood pressure and low potassium levels, but doctors couldn’t understand why. After a bit of digging, medical staff discovered that the 51-year-old’s daily habit of eating a bag of liquorice jelly beans was most likely to blame. Liquorice is particularly dangerous to people over 40 years old…

The Solution To Obesity? Swallowable Balloon Helped Patients Lose Over Two Stone In 16 Weeks

A swallowable balloon could help tackle obesity by making people feel full so they eat less, according to new research.  A study found that the Elipse Balloon led to dramatic weight loss among obese patients in just four months. Experts said the technique could be used as an alternative to weight loss surgery. Professor Jason Halford, treasurer…

Paracetamol May Damage Liver In Similar Way To Cancer And Hepatitis, Research Suggests

Scientists claim to have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. They believe their findings could inform further research into therapies to counteract the harm caused by excessive doses of the drug – the leading cause of acute liver failure in the western world. Poisoning caused by too much paracetamol…

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