Risk of Alzheimer’s dementia may be predicted with help of new tool

Using demographic information, brain imaging test results and genetic biomarkers, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an algorithm that can help provide people who volunteer for studies of aging with information about the risk each faces of developing dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. Published…

Liver Fat Lowered by Ezetimibe-Statin Combination

Ezetimibe given in combination with rosuvastatin has a beneficial effect on liver fat in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according results of a randomized, active-controlled trial. The findings, which come from the investigator-initiated ESSENTIAL trial, are likely to add to the debate over whether or not the lipid-lowering combination…

Investigation uncovers 'toxic culture' at mental health hospital

Pinched, taunted and even SLAPPED: Secret BBC Panorama probe uncovers ‘toxic culture’ at one of UK’s biggest NHS mental health hospitals as police launch criminal investigation Nurses were shown by footage humiliating patients at Edenfield Centre   Investigation showed nurses swearing at patients and restraining them Police have opened criminal…

Sleep is paramount to our health. Should we ditch daylight saving?

Many of us relish the promise of brighter evening skies brought on by daylight saving. But experts are scrutinising the consequences of the bi-annual clock changes have on our health. “It’s a change that seems, on the face of it, fairly trivial,” Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, chair of the Sleep Health…