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Shingles associated with short-term increased risk of stroke

The varicella zoster virus causes varicella, or chickenpox, before becoming latent in...

Atrial fibrillation is stronger risk factor for heart disease in women

Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke, and a growing body of...

Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation is one of the most effective treatments for advanced Parkinson’s...

Dementia and marriage

Marriage is known to have a beneficial effect on dementia risk. More than two million people...

Musculoskeletal pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and one of the most frequent causes of...

New treatments aim to halt or delay osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 10% of men and 18% of women over 60 with age the...

Increasing calcium in diet unlikely to reduce fractures

Calcium supplements have long been recommended for older people to prevent and treat...

Extreme temperatures attract attention, but cold causes most excess deaths

This large observational study found that cold causes more excess deaths than very high...

Spicing up your life proves to have many health benefits

The beneficial effects of spices and their bioactive ingredients, such as capsaicin, are...

Countering apathy in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Apathy is a frequent neuropsychiatric disturbance that can precede the onset of motor...

Alternatives to zinc for lower limb compression

This small study evaluated two versions of a new two-layer compression system. Venous leg...

Prednisolone benefits community-acquired pneumonia patients

Treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia has improved with antibiotics, but...

Combined treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disabling condition with breathlessness...

Exercise lowers falls risk and improves life for older people

Injuries related to falls are common in older adults and contribute to functional decline...

Effect of smoking cessation on cardiovascular events

Smoking is a major modifiable risk factor for disease and death, and smoking cessation is...

Biomarkers to track progress of genetic frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by loss of neurons in...

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