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Blood Test

Blood test that can predict lifespan developed by scientists; Test can determine chances of contracting age-related illnesses

Boston University scientists have revealed that they have developed a blood test that can predict lifespans. As weird as it may sound, the scientists believe it is a game-changing blood test though the test needs to be conducted on larger groups of people to confirm the results. This breakthrough will allow patients to identify health risks early on and subsequently modify behaviour to change outcome.
A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013.

Anti-psychotic drugs harmful to dementia patients, say experts

Experts are concerned of the overuse of anti-psychotic drugs prevalent nowadays. They say that these may damage brain and will even lead to early death. However, critics oppose the argument, contradicting the theory for lack of scientific evidence. Most of the claims are exaggerations, they say.
Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell clinics in Australia exploiting regulatory loophole to offer untested treatments

Untested stem cell treatments are rapidly increasing in Australia because of a regulatory loophole that allows businesses offer potentially harmful or ineffective treatments. As per a new study, Australia has one of the world’s highest concentrations of stem cell businesses that advertise cosmetic and medical treatments online. There is even lack of evidence about the safety and effectiveness of some of the procedures.
Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease risk rises with decrease in weight in late life

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found a link between lower weight and Alzheimer’s disease risk. They have associated lower body mass index (BMI) with greater deposits of Alzheimer's-associated amyloid plaques in the brains of older individuals.