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Healing the Incurable: Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks to Fight… – AlKhaleej Today

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IIn May, PhD students funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to participate in the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020 and explain to the public why your research matters. Of the many entries received, the 10 that were shortlisted covered a variety of topics, including motor neuron disease, self-harm, babies pain experiences and bone loss as a result of space travel.
The essays were judged by the observerIan Tucker, Roger Highfield from the Science Museum, Prof. Fiona Watt …

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Study finds no association between leisure activities and lower dementia risk – News-Medical.Net

Studies have suggested that taking part in leisure activities such as playing cards or gardening may be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020
Studies have suggested that taking part in leisure activities such as playing cards or gardening may be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. But a new study found no association between taking part in leisure activities at age 56 and the risk of dementia over the next 18 years. The researchers also found that some people who are later diagnosed with dementia stop participating in leisure activities years before they are diagnosed. The…

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Child at Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Bundoora among COVID cases – 7NEWS.com.au

There are around a dozen close contacts including eight children.

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A young child who attended an early learning centre is among the new COVID-19 cases in Victoria.
On Thursday, Professor Ewan Wallace spoke at the daily press conference and confirmed the child had been to the Goodstart Early Learning Centre on Plenty Road in Bundoora.
The child was there from October 20th to the 22nd and the facility has been listed as a virus exposure site.
Her mother was identified as a case on the 25th and the child was quarantined from that day onwards, Wallace said.
The child…

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Physical stress caused by interruptions in workplace – News-Medical.Net

ETH researchers have used an experiment in a simulated group office environment to show for the first time that the body produces more stress hormones when people…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020
ETH researchers have used an experiment in a simulated group office environment to show for the first time that the body produces more stress hormones when people are repeatedly interrupted at work. And yet the subjects did not experience an equal rise in their consciously perceived sense of psychological stress.
According to the Job Stress Index 2020 compiled by Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, a Swiss health foundation, almost one-third of the…

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