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New Alzheimer's treatments

New treatments for Alzheimer’s

New treatments for Alzheimer’s New treatments for Alzheimer’s are welcomed by patients and doctors. Nobody needs a string of statistics to understand how devastating Alzheimer’s can be for patients, their loved ones and society. Treatments for the condition have been notable in their scarcity, particularly after one of the largest pharmaceutical firms in the world pulled out of the market

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Can an injection treat obesity?

Can an injection treat obesity? In 2019/2020 there were over 1 million hospital admissions in the UK where obesity was a factor, an increase of 17% on 2018/2019. The Health Survey for England 2021 estimated in the same report that 25.9% of adults in England are obese and a further 37.9% are overweight. Around 2 in every 3 patients were female (64%)

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Monkeypox is spreading fast

Monkeypox spreading fast

Monkeypox is spreading fast Monkeypox was rarely reported outside Africa until this April year. Cases have spread to 75 countries and the rate of transmission is increasing in some parts of the world. Last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO has issued recommendations

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New ways to treat Alzheimer's

New ways to treat Alzheimer’s

New treatments for Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is notorious for the number of failed attempts to find treatments for the disease. Research over decades is yet to find any treatment that reliably works. Early in 2018 the world’s largest drug manufacturer, Pfizer, pulled out of all research into the disease, following a numberof setbacks in their research programmes. The most recent

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