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How to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in your friends and loved ones

It was revealed today that Dame Barbara Windsor has Alzheimer's. The EastEnders and Carry On actress's husband, Scott Mitchell, broke the news after growing rumours of her worsening health.<p>Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, and the symptoms have gradually deteriorated. "Since her 80th …

Dementia

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

NHS doctors 'not up to speed' with life-saving genetic science

The “vast majority” of NHS doctors are “not up to speed” with modern genetic techniques that can transform patients’ survival chances, a Government adviser has warned.<p>Professor Patrick Chinnery, a member of the Medical Research Council, said the pace of technical advance meant swathes of the …

Woman Sues Hospital Over Naked Photos Taken During Her Surgery

A Pennsylvania woman sued Washington Hospital, where she had a hernia surgery performed last year. The suit claims it was later revealed to her that …

Woman with rare ‘melting face’ condition refuses surgery to fix it

<b>A grandmother with a rare condition that has caused her face to melt has refused an operation in case the surgery kills her.</b><p>Wiang Boonmee, 63, …

The 5 Most Wondrous Medical Breakthroughs This Year

Medicine sped into new territory this year, breaking ground in gene editing and figuring out new ways to treat timeless problems, and more.<p>The news …

An ageing population and the end of inheritance

December 27, 2017 5:00 AM<br>I sat beside my mother late one night in a hospital room wondering whether dementia was going to finish off Britain's …