12 April 2017

Want to avoid dementia in old age?

Want to avoid dementia in old age? Then don’t live near a busy road. After monitoring over six million Canadians for 11 years, scientists discovered a link between the condition and living close to a highway. People whose homes were located within 50 metres of heavy traffic had a seven percent higher risk of developing dementia than others living more than 300 metres away. While there appears to be a connection between air pollution and dementia, the researchers believe that other factors are also likely to be involved.


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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.