New Promising Treatment for Macular Degeneration

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First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure loss of vision caused by macular degeneration.

A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of thousands of Britons.

By December, doctors will know whether the woman, who has age-related macular degeneration, has regained her sight after a successful operation at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London last month. Over 18 months, 10 patients will undergo the treatment.

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Salsalate may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

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

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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.

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Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

In the UK Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells.

A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.

In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers at Imperial College found a previously unknown molecule which boosts the body’s ability to fight off chronic illnesses.

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Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ'

A long-term study has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence.

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The research in Brazil traced nearly 3,500 babies, from all walks of life, and found those who had been breastfed for longer went on to score higher on IQ tests as adults.

Breastfed babies are more likely to turn into well-educated and higher-earning adults, according to a major long-term study.

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Healthy diet cuts heart attack risk, says research

Men and women over 40 who adapted their diet reduced risk of heart disease by up to a third, according to scientists

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Switching to a healthy diet can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the over-40s by up to a third, research has shown. Scientists measured blood pressure, artery health and heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol in 162 non-smoking men and women aged 40 to 70.

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