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Cure to Alzheimer’s could be on the horizon

Destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients have been rapidly cleared by researchers testing a cancer drug on mice. The US study, published in the journal Science, reported the plaques were broken down at “unprecedented” speed. Tests also showed an improvement in some brain function. Specialists said the results more »

Smoking in men speeds up mental decline

Men who smoke tend to have a more rapid mental decline than men who do not smoke, a new study shows. But the findings did not reveal a similar link between smoking and mental decline in female smokers. Although the exact reason for the sex difference is unclear, one possibility more »

Heart attack deaths drop by 50% in Britain

London: The number of Britons dying of cardiac arrest has come down by half in eight years, a new study says. Helping people quit smoking and managing others with high blood pressure and high cholesterol contributed to the dipping numbers, said the study by the British Heart Foundation. Better hospital more »

Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.