Worried You May Be Developing Alzheimer's? Check Your Eyes. People worried they might be developing early signs of Alzheimer's may be able to ask their eye doctors to have a quick peek during a regular exam, experts reported. NBC News, 07/13/2014.
Hospitals Underusing Keyhole Surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is less painful, leads to fewer complications and leaves smaller scars. Yet a new study finds hospitals are not using the technique as often as they should. NBC News, 07/08/2014.
Singing familiar songs may help prompt Alzheimer's patients to speak. In a small study from Israel, group music therapy sessions using tailored songs helped people with middle- to late-stage Alzheimer's strike up communication. Reuters Health News, 07/11/2014.
Breakthrough in bid to cure blindness as scientists identify gene linked to inherited disease. Scientists have moved closer to a breakthrough in 'personalised' treatments for a leading cause of blindness. Mail Online, 07/11/2014.
Could global warming cause surge in kidney stones? Hot weather increases risk of painful condition, experts claim. Higher temperatures contribute to dehydration, which increases the risk of kidney stones in those people predisposed to the condition, a new study has found. Mail Online, 07/12/2014.
Small Changes, and Hopes, for Preventing Dementia. What we really want, if we're honest, is a pill or a shot that would allow us to stop worrying about ever sinking into dementia. New York Times, 07/15/2014.
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