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If it was possible to predict you were at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in 20 years’ time, would you really want to know? Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have published an article in the journal “Neurology” where they believe they have been able to do just that with around a 94% accuracy.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of...

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For many years, there has been a relatively accepted notion that taking a baby aspirin every day (100 mg) was a good preventative strategy to prevent heart attack and stroke. The information to support this concept came from a number of trials in people with established vascular disease or those with strong risk factors, showing around a 25% reduction in vascular events by taking around 100 mg of...

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The common’s cause of death and disability in the world is cardiovascular disease; it keeps me in a job. Coming in second and closing in fast is cancer and disturbingly, the third biggest killer in the developed world is western healthcare. Over the past decade, there has been increasing evidence emerging regarding the concerns around harm from modern medicine. It is estimated that anywhere...

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A study published recently in the well-respected journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine was titled

Effects of Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Interventions on Cardiovascular Outcomes: An Umbrella Review and Evidence Map

The conclusion of this trial stated reduced salt intake, omega-3 PUFA use, and folate supplementation could reduce risk for some cardiovascular outcomes in adults. Combined...

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One of the worst traumas imaginable is to suffer a spinal cord injury and to be left with either paraplegia or even worse quadriplegia. In Australia alone, there are over 12,000 people with spinal cord injuries with 400 new cases per year. Of these, 15% are complete quadriplegics and 20% complete paraplegics. The typical causes are some form of motor vehicle or motorbike accidents or through the...

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