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Gout linked to heightened diabetes risk

Gout is linked to a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The magnitude of the association seems to be significantly greater in women, among whom t ...

Oct 02, 2014
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Scientists aim to give botox a safer facelift

New insights into botulinum neurotoxins and their interactions with cells are moving scientists ever closer to safer forms of Botox and a better understanding of the dangerous disease known as botulism. By comparing all known ...

Oct 01, 2014
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What happens in our brain when we unlock a door?

People who are unable to button up their jacket or who find it difficult to insert a key in lock suffer from a condition known as apraxia. This means that their motor skills have been impaired – as a result ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Exercise to prevent falls and fractures

Boosting your activity levels and doing strength and balance exercises significantly reduces your risk of breaking a bone as a result of falling if you are over 60, according to experts from an international research group ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness.

Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

Cancer Research UK and UCL scientists have discovered that the same specialised immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes, according to a study published ...