Another reason to go to work on an egg – it could lower your blood pressure


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Another reason to go to work on an egg – it could lower your blood pressure Component in egg whites can lower blood pressure as much as Captopril, a high blood-pressure drugHas ability to block the action of ACE, a substance produced in the body that raises blood pressure By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 19:07 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 9 April 2013 Egg whites could lower blood pressure in the same way as medication, new research has found.

First test to detect Parkinson"s disease developed by studying tissue taken from under the jaw


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First test to detect Parkinson's disease spots tell-tale signs in saliva glands Doctors say tissue sample taken from the saliva glands could reveal abnormal protein, which is tell-tale sign But charity warns the study was small and too invasive to become a routine test By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 January 2013 Former boxer Muhammad Ali is one of world's best-known people to suffer from Parkinson's disease, for which is there is no diagnostic test Scientists have developed the first diagnostic test to detect Parkinson's disease.

Hope for eczema sufferers after scientists discover malfunctioning protein known as Ctip2 which makes skin dry and scaly, paving way for new…


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New hope for treatment for eczema sufferers as scientists discover protein behind dry and scaly skin Protein known as Ctip2 controls body fats that keep skin cells healthy and hydratedBut in people with eczema, it may malfunction, causing the characteristic dry, red, itchy skin Findings pave way for new treatments, say researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:22 GMT, 3 January 2013 The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment.

Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients" recovery time after surgery


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Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.

Jayne Torvill: "It was hard to have the same motivation to exercise. I put on two stone when I stopped skating"


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'It was hard to have the same motivation to exercise.

Scientists "unlock secret of how long-term memories are formed": Identification of molecules may herald new treatments for Alzheimer"s…


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Scientists solve the mystery of long term memory in breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson'sMemories of places and objects are believed to be formed in the hippocampusExperiments with mice were able to isolate context memories from audio cue memoriesResearch may lead to new treatments for debilitating diseases | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 10 September 2012 Scientists believe they have discovered the molecules which help form long term memory Scientists have taken a major step towards understanding how human long-term memories are formed, offering hope to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s victims.

Alzheimer"s jab that can stop patients developing symptoms for three years under development


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Doctors hail jab that can stop Alzheimer's in its tracks for three years Drug is still in the very early stages of developmentFurther tests on patients could take several years | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 18 July 2012 A jab that halts the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is being developed by scientists.

Alzheimer"s breakthrough as scientists discover rare gene that stops plaques forming in brain


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Alzheimer's breakthrough as scientists find rare gene that protects brain from the disease The genetic mutation stops damaging plaques forming in the brain | UPDATED: 07:11 GMT, 13 July 2012 A protein that protects against Alzheimer's disease has been discovered, opening the door to a new treatment.

How lack of 120 test means cancer patients aren"t gettting the best treatment (and that"s according to specialists)


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How lack of 120 test means cancer patients aren't gettting the best treatment (and that's according to the specialists) | UPDATED: 09:04 GMT, 24 April 2012 Cancer patients may be missing out on the most effective treatments because of poor access to new biomarker tests, according to a survey of senior hospital doctors.

Brain cancer vaccine made from patients" own tumours extends life by a year


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Brain cancer vaccine made from patients' own tumours extends life by a year | UPDATED: 19:47 GMT, 17 April 2012 A new vaccine, made with a patient's own tumour, alongside standard treatment has been found to extend the life of brain cancer sufferers by up to a year A personalised brain cancer vaccine made from patients' own tumours has been shown to extend life by more than a year.