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"Magic mushrooms can 'reboot' brain to treat depression," reports the Daily Telegraph. The news is based on a small UK study that looked at the effects of psilocybin, a chemical found in magic mushrooms, on patients with severe depression. All 19 patients said their depression improved...
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"New warning to pregnant women: Do not sleep on your back in the last trimester as it could cause stillbirth, claim experts," the Mail Online reports. This rather overdramatic headline stems from a new study that investigated the effects of mothers' sleep positions on baby behaviour in 29...
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13 October 2017 – The President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, has become an Honorary Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) after affirming the commitment of the country to attain targets of the government’s National plan on dementia and other...
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"'Fertility MOTs' are a waste of money," reports The Daily Telegraph after researchers in the US found hormones tested in "ovarian reserve" fertility test kits bear no relation to how likely women were to get pregnant – at least, in the early months of trying to conceive. These...
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"Shocking figures show there are now 124 million obese children worldwide," reports The Guardian. A pooling of records of height and weight in children from 200 countries found the numbers of children who are obese rose from less than 1% in 1975, to 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys in 2016...
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"Youngest children in class more likely to be labelled hyperactive," The Times reports. A Finnish study raises the possibility that some children may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, when in fact their behaviour was age-appropriate. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a...
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"Genetics account for almost 80 per cent of a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research," the Mail Online reports. That is the main finding of a study looking at how often schizophrenia affected both twins of a pair, looking at identical and non-identical twins...
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9 October 2017 – Joost Martens has been appointed as Alzheimer’s Disease International’s (ADI) Regional Director for the Americas, based in El Salvador. The role will actively support and strengthen the role of Alzheimer associations and response to dementia in Andean, Caribbean,...
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"Honey from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees," The Guardian reports. This is based on a study that analysed nearly 200 samples of honey, collected from diverse regions worldwide, and found that 75% contained traces of a group of pesticides called...
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"Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline was prompted by a review that pooled data from seven trials comparing taking vitamin D supplements with a placebo in people with asthma. The researchers wanted to see whether vitamin D...
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"Over half of new cancer drugs 'show no benefits' for survival or wellbeing," The Guardian reports. That was the finding of a study looking at the evidence supporting new cancer drugs approved between 2009 and 2013 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The study found only half of drug...
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"Pregnant vegetarians are three times more likely to have kids who abuse drugs and alcohol," reports the Mail Online. Researchers claim to have found a link between substance abuse at age 15, and diet of the child's mother during pregnancy. But it is far from clear that avoiding meat in...
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"Skipping breakfast may be linked to poor heart health," The Guardian reports. Researchers from Spain found that people who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to have atherosclerosis – hardening and thickening of the arteries due to a build-up of fatty deposits known as plaques...
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"Diabetics should save bread for last at mealtime to keep their blood sugar under control," the Mail Online reports. A small study found that people with type 2 diabetes who saved their carbohydrates until the end of their meal were less likely to experience a sudden rise in their blood...
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2 October 2017 – Chris Lynch has been appointed as Alzheimer's Disease Internaitonal's (ADI's) Director of Policy, Communication and Publications and Deputy CEO. Chris has joined the team in London after almost 5 years with Alzheimer Scotland , serving as Deputy Director for...
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"Dirty laundry a powerful magnet for bedbugs, study finds," is The Guardian's headline, with The Times and The Daily Telegraph also covering this creepy-crawly story. Bedbugs are small blood-sucking insects that live in cracks and crevices in and around beds. They crawl out at night and...
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"Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time," reports The Telegraph. This and other stories in the media are based on a new World Health Organization (WHO) report confirming the UK is now one of 33 countries in Europe to have "eliminated" measles. "Elimination" is...
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28 September 2017 – ADI has published its first report on the impact of dementia in sub-Saharan Africa. The report presents new research and calls for urgent action to improve awareness, access to health services and social protection in the region. [read the report]...
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27 September 2017 – The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Dementia Alliance International (DAI) will lead a £7.7 million project to build research capacity and provide much-needed evidence on dementia care in seven...
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"HIV rises among over-50s as they neglect safe sex" is the headline from The Times. The news is based on a European study that found more over-50s are being diagnosed with HIV compared with 12 years ago. The study collected data on more than 360,000 people who had been newly diagnosed...

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