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Losing teeth as you get older? You could be at greater risk of physical and mental disability

Teeth

We’ve all heard how important it is to practice good dental hygiene in order to not only keep our teeth and gums healthy, but to ward off a variety of health problems and disabilities. However, new research published in a recent edition of the online Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has advised that older people with significant tooth loss are at a ...

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Neuro-Rehabilitation Camp in Mauritius

Mauritius

From the 2nd to the 10th of November this year, a team of specialists in the rehabilitation of those with neurological conditions will travel to Mauritius on a mission to establish what is happening on the ground to help the long term recovery of patients. This team includes Prof Anba Soopramanien, a consultant in spinal injuries and rehabilitation medicine with ...

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Can a Cancer Drug Help to Re-Grow Spinal Cord Fibres?

A group of international researchers led by DZNE scientists in Germany have found a way to stimulate damaged spinal cord nerves using the cancer busting drug, epothilone. This is being hailed as a potential breakthrough in the treatment of spinal injuries, as not only does epothilone aid in the regeneration of nerve cells, but it has the ability to reduce ...

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Stem Cells useful to Stroke recovery?

Stem Cells useful to Stroke recovery?

It seems that infusing stem cells into the brain could help to boost recovery after a stroke, a pilot study by Imperial College London has revealed. The scientists at Imperial believe the cells encourage new blood vessels to grow in damaged areas of the brain. Scientists monitored five patients (all of whom had suffered severe strokes) for a period for ...

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