Gerontology & Geriatrics

Looming crisis for older family carers

Increasing numbers of older family carers, some in their 80s and 90s, are providing care to support adult children with severe learning disabilities or autism, according to a significant new report published today (Wednesday ...

Health

Study: Urban green space can prevent premature deaths

Residential greenness can protect against premature all-cause mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in collaboration with Colorado ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Wrong advice risk for some memory clinic patients

Almost a quarter of people who attend memory clinics have a poorly understood brain condition that is at risk of being overlooked or even misdiagnosed, according to a new study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe gives go ahead to market Ebola vaccine

The European Union authorised the marketing of a vaccine against Ebola on Monday, permitting the first wider commercial use of a protection that has helped stem an outbreak in DR Congo.

Genetics

3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as "three-parent IVF". It's designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with severe mitochondrial ...

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