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A boy with autism wouldn’t sit still on a United Airlines flight. So crew and passengers stepped in to help.

Braysen is a 4-year-old autistic boy who usually loves to fly. But he had a meltdown on a United Airlines flight from San Diego to Houston. That was when the aircraft’s crew and passengers came together to help him. The … Continue reading

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Dementia: The greatest health challenge of our time

According to the World Health Organization, deaths from dementia have doubled since 2000 and dementia is now the fifth biggest killer worldwide. But dementia has already claimed number one spot in some richer countries. In England and Wales, one in … Continue reading

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Top 5 Foods to Feed Your Brain

The foods you eat have a huge impact on your body, from your energy level to your heart health and beyond. Your brain is no exception, and research shows that things like the MIND (Mediterranean — Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me to be positive… when I’ve got cancer

When Sophie Sabbage was diagnosed with an incurable illness she felt fear, despair – and overwhelming pressure all around her to stay upbeat. Here she explains how plastering on a happy face can actually do more harm than good. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-7011297/Dont-tell-positive-Ive-got-cancer.html?ico=amp-comments-addcomment&fbclid=IwAR3IANFOiWirYmac1PpGIFS8PQ9s-mFvX2aYWPe3DiKynhZ-2Yl3P9hhatw#article-7011297

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Pharmacogenomics: What is Genetic Testing and How Does DNA Testing for Medication Work?

Pharmacogenomics, or the study of how genetics affect your body’s response to medications, is a relatively new and exciting field of science. Scientists are learning more each day about how genetic testing can be used to select the best medication … Continue reading

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Missy Douglas: Visualising bipolar disorder through art

Fed up with keeping her mental health a secret, bipolar disorder sufferer Missy Douglas spent a year creating a painting each day to express her feelings. Controversially, she decided not to take her medication during this time, in the hope … Continue reading

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Palliative Care Beyond Hospice Is Spreading to More States

Much of the “confusion” Sinclair referred to is that many people don’t understand the difference between palliative care and hospice. Palliative care is given to patients with serious illnesses or injuries to relieve their symptoms and stress. Its goal is … Continue reading

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The long echo of WW2 trauma

After the existence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was officially recognised by the US government in 1980, in the wake of Vietnam, researchers began to take an interest on the illness on soldiers’ families. Studies were already suggesting that the … Continue reading

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This diet is easier (and cheaper) than the Mediterranean diet

This article on the Nordic diet makes claims about improvements for people with dementia. ********************** The Nordic Diet is the brainchild of a team of scientists, nutritionists and chefs birthed back in 2004 as a method of mitigating a growing … Continue reading

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‘Life is wonderful’ being pain-free after 40 years

Alison Cameron, from Dorset, was 17 when she had appendicitis and went into hospital. “I had my appendix out and I remember I came round out of the anaesthetic screaming, the pain was something else.” It was the start of … Continue reading

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