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September 2, 2017.   The future is to stop Alzheimers before it starts, because research over the last five to ten years is actually a process that's evolved over decades of time, and so now, over the last five years, most of the drug trials have been leaning towards the, so called prevention trials, and a lot of these drug trials, the results are due by 2025, so we'll soon know quite soon whether or not these drug trials work and that seems to be where research is heading now. Guest scientist. BBC Radio 4: Inside Science. 

September 2, 2017. Doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Centre successfully operated on a Palestinian man suffering from a rare disease known as 'tree man syndrome.' Mohammed Taluli arrived at the hospital with large growths on his hand, caused by complications from human papillomavirus infection, which can be cancerous. The surgery was successful and he is now receiving medications and vaccines to complete the treatment. Live Leak 

September 2, 2017. One in three parents says their child's first day at school is more emotional than giving birth or their wedding day. Two thirds admit to shedding a tear, a Kleenex study found. The Metro.

September 2, 2017.  People who work night shifts are struggling to shift weight. Body fat needs a regular night-day rhythm to stay responsive. Researchers in Texas, U.S tested mice on a high-fat diet on different schedules, they found those who were awake during the day burned fat easier, those who were up at night had poorer expression of key fat-burning protein and are more likely to be obese and develop conditions like diabetes. Daily Mail.  

September 2, 2017. The Maritime and coastguard agency say a shipwreck could be to blame for a chemical cloud which forced coastline evacuations across Eat Sussex last weekend. Sky News.   

September 1, 2017. Health care in the future. Smart phones diagnosing symptoms, and artificial intelligence working alongside medics. But the technologically does depend on how far we're willing to share our data. At Great Ormond street, nurses are using mobile devices to keep an eye on their patients. BBC London News reporter. When you visit and talk to your doctor, what you do is pass on all your data. When you talk to a machine you do exactly the same, the difference is the machine can look at hundreds of millions of variations of knowledge as opposed to millions that can fit inside a human brain, and in return can do billions of valuations of symptoms  in seconds in which a human brain cannot do. Dr Alan Parsa. Babylon. BBC London News.

September 1, 2017. For the vast majority of Type 2 diabetic, it's to do with being overweight or obese. and the excess fat tissue in the body blunts the effective hormone called insulin which normally keeps our sugar levels controlled, so when you've got excess fat tissues there,  the insulin doesn't work properly, sugar levels rise and that's diabetes.  if they can reduce sugar and carbohydrate in their diet and if they can trim some weight down,  it doesn't need to be getting down to an ideal weight, it could be as little as 5% of body mass lost, they'll actually find their not diabetic. BBC Radio 4. Inside Science.

September 1, 2017. A United Nations committee has told the government it needs to do much more to protect the rights of disabled people. Following a review, the U.N issued the UK with the longest recommendation for any member state. The government said, it was disappointed with the report which it said had failed to recognise progress. BBC Radio 4 News. 

September 1, 2017. 1 in 3 sick notes handed out by GPs in Britain are now for mental health problems. The new report from the Royal Collage of Psychiatrists also found a 14% increase  in the number signed off work through stress and anxiety compared to last year. Sky News. 

September 1, 2017. GP Manish Shah has been charged with 118 sexual offences including sexually assaulting a girl under 13 including 54 other victims in Havering between 2004 and 2013. LBC News

August 31, 2017. If you or you know someone with 'wet emacular degeneration'. If you're one of the many people currently receiving injections in the eye to help limit the conditions of wet macular degeneration, well, apparently drugs used to treat blindness-causing-disorders can be successfully administered through eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections according to new research led by UCL scientists, and that can be a break through for the millions world wide suffering from wet macular degeneration or other eye disorders. RNIB: Early Edition.

August 31, 2017. The U.S regulators have approved the first gene therapy against cancer. A treatment which uses a patients own immune cells to fight leukaemia. 83% of patients have responded to the treatment. RNIB Connect: Early Edition. 

August 31, 2017. If someone has been attacked with acid, water is the main treatment at the beginning. People think a little bit of water should suffice, but you need 30, 40, 50 litres of water at least. Pouring the water over the acid quickly enough, you can prevent so much long term harm and damage. Remove any jewellery or clothes or anything that's been exposed to the acid.  BBC World Service: Health Check.

August 31, 2017. Were losing over 30 million days a year from conditions relating to arthritis. To find out how it effects us all, search arthritis research UK. 4Music Commercial 

August 31, 2017. Counting steps. An American study found a group who counted steps lost less weight than a group who didn't count. And in a British experiment where 13 - 14 years old were armed with fitbits for 8 weeks, they liked the novelty, but soon got bored with it, so the 10.000 steps goal was unfair because it was so hard to achieve, even when they were in competition with each other. BBC Radio 4. Every Step You Take.

August 31, 2017. Britain is becoming a nation of addicts. Four times as many sleeping pills, antidepressants and pain killers are taking now than in the 90s. Advice an support is available at bbc.co.uk/actionline. Or call 08000 155 947. BBC 1.The One Show. 

August 30, 2017. The British government is to invest £146 million in discovering new medicines in a bid to help the UK become the World leader in life scientists. Presenter Steve Wright: Radio 2.  

August 30, 2017. GPs in the UK have been told to cut the number of hospital referral admissions to save money. RNIB Connect: Early Edition.   

August 30, 2017. British scientists say a new test can identify new cases of meningitis within an hour. At the moment it takes up to two days to diagnose a condition which is caused by bacteria. RNIB Connect: Early Edition. 

August 30, 2017.  Lutein is a type of carotenoid antioxidant that is known for protecting eye health. Along with another vision-boosting antioxidant called zeaxanthin, lutein is abundant in anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting foods. The body cannot produce lutein, and the egg is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there, but there are claims that eggs can even help look after your eyes.  The yolk in the centre is a nice yellow colour because of lutein. Lutein is a naturally occurring compound. It's an antioxidant. Some say its an anti-inflammatory agent. But its main role is to absorb blue light and blue light is harmful to those sensitive photo receptors on the back of the eyes.  The best form of lutein is green vegetables, but the beauty of eggs, is they come with their own fat content which helps the body to absorb the lutein into the blood stream, and subsequently, into the eye. Dr Ian Murray, University of Manchester. Ch 4. Superfoods.

August 30, 2017. The lutein in the eggs comes from the ingredients in the feed
. In the UK the hen's diets are all based on wheat, unfortunately, wheat doesn't contain lutein, so to get the yolk colour, we have to add something else. Many producers will use marigold extracts which is rich in lutein, but they might be using a synthetic pigment that also produces the same colour, but doesn't give you the lutein in the yolk. Under E.U organic regulations, you can't use synthetic colourants in organic eggs, so by default, they will be having marigold in their diet, and that will come through into the egg. Kale and spinach do contain more lutein pound for pound, but the egg is the whole package. It absorbed more lutein into the system making it one of natures super foods. Andrew Jared. Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council. Ch 4. Superfoods.

August 30, 2017. Drugs for depression.
 It can take a number of weeks before they work, but they don't work for everyone. LSD has been used in the treatment of depression. Electric compulsive therapy works for people who are severely depressed. 1 in 3 people with moderate or severe depression don't get treated. 1 in 5 people who suffer from anxiety or depression at some point in their life, and most of those will be in the moderate to mild category. One of the mechanisms is a substance in your brain called BDNF (brain derived neural factor). Its a protein that your brain makes. What it does it supports your existing brain cells and encourages the growth of new brain cells and this particular protein is badly hit by stress, so people who are stressed, depressed, particularly for a long period of time you can actually see the changes in the brain, particularly in the areas associated with memory and decision making, and making it really difficult for people to concentrate properly. To encourage new BDNF are antidepressants, Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Exercise, behavioural therapy, fasting and changes in your gut bacteria through diet. A Mediterranean diet, and oily omega 3 rich fish, nuts and fresh vegetables are good. Dr Michael Mosely. Jeremy Vine show. Radio 2.

August 30, 2017. When I was at medical we were taught nothing about
 medical nutrition, nothing about the impact of nutrition on the brain, nothing about micro-bio, because we knew nothing. But there's a huge amount of research emerging now which is promising. The gut brain axis is absolutely fascinating. Dr Michael Moseley. Jeremy Vine show. Radio 2.

August 30, 2017.
 Interacting with food could be the best way for children to develop healthy eating habits from an early age is letting kids play with food, and they'll get to like there veg. Letting them make patterns with their food will make them more inclined to eat fruit and vegetables and avoid food phobias later. Exposing children to fruit and veg, touching, smelling and looking at the food they say they don't like will get them encouraged to eat them. Professor Charles Spence. Food Scientist. Radio 2. 


August 29, 2017. Eating three portions of fruit and vegetables a day are as good as five at boosting. Those who ate three portions a day had the same mortality rates as those who ate 5. Radio London.


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