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Alzheimer's Disease: Could Be Triggered by Breakdowns from Other Parts of The Body

According to the researchers from the University of British Columbia and Chinese scientists, Alzheimer’s disease could be triggered by breakdowns elsewhere in the body. Drug therapies might be able to stop or slow the disease without acting directly on the brain. However, drugs could target the kidney or liver, ridding the blood of a toxic protein before it ever reaches the brain. The findings are published in Molecular Psychiatry.

SSRI Antidepressants: Patients' Expectations Influence its Efficacy

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely prescribed anti-depression drugs. However, the superiority over placebo is questioned which in turn is a topic of debate among the clinicians and researchers. The researchers from Uppsala University reported that the way of the treatment description to the patients is important as the treatment itself.

UNICEF reports Rohingya refugee children are in dreadful state

The children were in lack of enough food, clean water and healthcare facilities. A report "Outcast and Desperate" showed that, up to 12,000 more children join them every week, fleeing violence or hunger in Myanmar, often still troubled by atrocities they witnessed. When the UN declared to initiate the "ethnic cleansing" campaign following insurgent attacks, since then almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have left northern Rakhine state.

Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis: BSACI publishes new guideline on its diagnosis and management

In the UK, allergic rhinitis is common and affects between 10-15% of children and 26% of adults. The guidance on the diagnosis and management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis would be published in The Standards of Care Committee of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and it is predicted that the guidelines would help the healthcare professional to diagnose allergic rhinitis.