Archive for August, 2014
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke new research suggests. Studies showed firing beams of light into the brains of mice led to the animals moving further and faster than those without the therapy. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, could help […]
Posted: August 19th, 2014 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Mental Health, Strokes, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, mental health, Strokes
Scientists have completely reversed hair loss in three people by giving them a drug normally used to treat bone marrow disorders. The patients had alopecia areata – a condition that can cause severe, patchy baldness that is difficult to treat and after five months of taking the medication ruxolitinib, all three saw total hair re-growth. […]
Posted: August 19th, 2014 under Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, Healthcare, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, private health
Drink and drug addicts should be treated in rehab treatment centres paid for with a new tax on alcohol. The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) said that by 2024, a ring-fenced “treatment tax” would put up the cost of alcohol bought in shops by 2p per unit- it is among a number of measures recommended […]
Posted: August 16th, 2014 under Drugs, Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: alcohol, drugs classification, Health Direct, Health Professionals
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease compared with the general population new research suggests. Writing in the journal Neurology, US researchers say depression increases in frequency in Parkinson’s patients and is often left untreated. Previous research suggests that the disease’s impact on the brain can be a […]
The sad death of Robin Williams has raised a wider debate about depression and how society deals with mental illness. Discussions have ranged around the sad circumstances of the Hollywood star’s suicide and the fact that he had suffered with depression for some years – and the news on this week that he may have […]
Posted: August 14th, 2014 under Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Mental Health, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, Health Professionals, healthcare, mental health