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‘Good evidence’ that ADHD drugs might also treat Alzheimer’s disease

There is “good evidence” that drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might also successfully treat key aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, finds a pooled data analysis of the available

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Water births provide ‘clear benefits’ for healthy mums and their newborns

Water births provide “clear benefits” for healthy mums and their newborns, with fewer interventions and complications during and after the birth than standard care, as well as higher levels of

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Marital status likely key factor in predicting early stage gastric cancer survival

Marital status is likely to be an important contributory factor in predicting long term survival in people with early stage gastric cancer, suggests research published online in the Journal of

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Vitamin D supplement ‘overdosing’ is possible and harmful, warn doctors

‘Overdosing’ on vitamin D supplements is both possible and harmful, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports after they treated a man who needed hospital admission for his excessive

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Insulin is an extreme financial burden for over 14% of Americans who use it

Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 7 million of them require daily insulin. But the cost of the drug has risen considerably in the last decade. Though

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Milk boost: Research shows how breastfeeding offers immune benefits

When infants breastfeed, they receive an immune boost that helps them fight off infectious diseases, according to recent research from Binghamton University Associate Professor of Anthropology Katherine Wander. She is

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Using steam to treat an enlarged prostate

Prostate gland enlargement can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms for men. And, as they age, their risk increases. Approximately 30% of men experience symptoms by age 60 and 50% of men

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