Parkinson"s drug "helps" the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make

Parkinson's drug 'helps' the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make As you age you start to lose the ability to learn from experiencesSo are less able to predict the chance of getting a reward from choices madeDrug could help the elderly think in a younger mannerResearchers found that older people who took the drug could make decisions in the same way as those in their twenties By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:50 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:12 GMT, 25 March 2013 A drug used to treat Parkinson’s Disease could help older people make better decisions, say researchers.

You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit "can"t stop our muscles ageing"

You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit 'can't stop our muscles ageing' By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 22 March 2013 Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, now 47, has been forced to reduce her daily workout after her designer gowns revealed her bulging veins and sinewy biceps Millions of us spend hours sweating and straining in the gym hoping to keep ourselves looking younger than our years.

Judge derails plans to close children"s heart surgery unit, slamming the "secretive" approach of NHS bosses

Judge derails plans to close children's heart surgery unit, slamming the 'secretive' approach of NHS bosses Decision to close centre at Leeds General Infirmary ruled as 'legally flawed'Mrs Justice Davies agreed that decision-making process was unfair Details of how an expert panel marked individual hospitals were kept secretBut decision does not mean hospital is definitely safe, warn campaigners By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 7 March 2013 Mrs Justice Davies said plans to close a children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary were unfair and legally flawed A High Court judge has derailed controversial plans to close a children’s heart surgery unit because of the ‘secretive’ approach of NHS chiefs.

Pouring granulated sugar on wounds "can heal them faster than antibiotics"

Pouring granulated sugar on wounds 'can heal them faster than antibiotics'Folk medicine from Africa may hold the key to treating wounds that defy modern medicine Sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing which accelerates the healing process By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 15 February 2013 According to the study, sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing accelerating the healing process Too much sugar may be bad for the waistline, but it could help doctors heal the sick.

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 2 October 2012 Oestrogen has an effect on a range of different cells within a wound Doctors have discovered why wounds such as ulcers take longer to heal in older people — and they believe a cream containing the female hormone oestrogen could be the answer.

Why a starvation diet could actually be good for you – and make you live longer

Warning: This article tells you a starvation diet could actually be good for you – and make you live longer | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 4 August 2012 'Slim as a pin': Victoria with her 78-year-old mother Shirley Pinned to my mother Shirley’s fridge on yellowing, curled paper is a handwritten copy of a two-week crash diet.

Decline in quality of life of Parkinson"s sufferers starts "years before diagnosis"

Decline in quality of life of Parkinson's sufferers starts 'years before diagnosis' Scientists observe decline in physical function in Parkinson’s patients three years prior to diagnosis in men and 7.5 years prior to diagnosis in women By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 3 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 3 July 2012 People with Parkinson’s disease suffer a decline in their quality of life years before they are diagnosed, it is claimed.