Depression in old age linked to memory problems

New York, May 11   Depression may speed up brain ageing and lead to memory problems in older adults, suggests new research that offers hope of finding a new way to treat memory issues.

“Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking…

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Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

London, May 10  Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hands, hips and knees.

In the study published in the journal Rheumatology, the researchers…

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17 dead as Ebola returns in Congo

Kinshasa, May 9  At least 17 people have been killed following signs of hemorrhagic fever in the Bikoro Health Zone in the Equateur Province in the northwest of Congo, according to the Minister of Health, Orly Ilunga.

The health ministry confirmed the outbreak of Ebola on Tuesday, with two cases…

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Doctors raise alarm over ancient virus in Australia

Canberra, May 8  Doctors have called for greater efforts to stop the spread of an ancient virus infecting residents across Australia’s Northern Territory, the media reported on Tuesday.

The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection are exceeding 40 per cent among adults in…

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First robot-assisted spinal surgery performed

New York, May 7  A team of neurosurgeons led by an Indian-origin professor from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine performed the first-ever robot-assisted spinal surgery to successfully remove a rare tumour on the patient’s neck.

The robotic approach assisted with a three-part, two…

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