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Proton Pump Inhibitor Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to dementia

A very commonly taken group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) used to treat heartburn, acid reflux or peptic ulcers, are associated with an increased incidence of dementia by 44 per cent, a new study of people over 75 years in Germany finds.

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To live longer, replace 1 hour of sitting with walking daily

When it comes to staying healthy, the advice is endless - drink more water, exercise more, take your vitamins, eat oily fish, drink more coffee, drink less coffee. But a new study appears to simplify the key to long-term health; it suggests that by replacing 1 hour of sitting each day with walking, we can decrease our chance of early death by 12-14%.

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Salsalate may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate a medication mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss.

salsalate may treat alzheimer's disease

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.


Most liver transplants are linked to over-eating and not alcohol

Expert warns that UK faces ‘major and growing challenge’ by 2020 as more Britons are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

picture of liver in human body - non alcoholic fatty liver disease

Above: Image of liver - A third of Britons are estimated to be carrying fat in their liver, caused by over-eating, according to the Lancet.