Dry Mouth Disappears With Biotène

Millions of people suffer the unpleasant and damaging side effect of dry mouth. This condition arises for a number of reasons such as diabetes, Sjögren’s Syndrome, cancer and radiotherapy. However the most common cause of dry mouth by far is as a side effect of medication – older people are … Continue reading

Common Anti-Anxiety Drugs May Increase Dementia Risk in Over 65s

New research suggests that a class of drug called benzodiazepines, commonly used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders, may increase the risk of dementia in people over the age of 65. The study of 1063 people is published online on 27 September in the British Medical Journal. The study was … Continue reading

Should We Expect Less This Christmas?

There was a recent report done about the number of chocolates that you would be getting in a tin of Roses™ chocolates for Christmas this year, which showed that on average, there would be two less chocolates per tin in the year of 2011. Of course, the price has not … Continue reading

The Relationship Between Snoring and Insomnia

You lay there night after night with your pillow wrapped around your head, listening to yet another night filled with the loud bed-rattling sound coming from the person laying next to you. You know that you are going to have yet another sleepless night. So you reach over and nudge … Continue reading

Film Review: The Master

There are few directors that make mesmerising films about absolutely nothing like Paul Thomas Anderson. It’s for this reason that it’s very difficult to describe exactly what The Master it’s about. But at the same time, there are no hidden meanings. There’s nothing to “get”. Everything is laid out for … Continue reading

Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s: Now is Not the Time to Give Up

Recent failures of two clinical trials into Alzheimer’s disease have lead to fears over the future of research to find new treatments. Dr Eric Karran, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, explains what can be learned from these trials, and why now is not the time to give up. The recent failure … Continue reading

James Nesbitt Urges Public to “Fight the Fear” of Dementia

Actor issues rallying call as poll reveals only around a third of people think research breakthrough will come in the next 25 years. James Nesbitt will challenge the public to “fight the fear” of dementia by supporting UK scientists when he speaks at a major dementia conference organised by Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Sleep Hormone and Exercise Show Alzheimer’s Benefits in Mice

A study has shown that a combination of physical exercise and treatment with the hormone melatonin could have benefits in mice bred to show features of Alzheimer’s. The research was published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The hormone melatonin is involved in the control of the sleep-wake … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 24

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Book Of Celebrity Memories Raises £20,000 In Aid Of Alzheimer’S Research UK

As Christmas approaches, a book of celebrity memories about the science-fiction drama Doctor Who, entitled Behind the Sofa, is flying off the shelves to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jonathan Ross, Lynda Bellingham, Al Murray and Martina Cole are among more than 100 famous contributors. All the proceeds from … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 19

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Polar Trek Makes Big Strides For Alzheimer’S Research UK

Laden with sledges and rucksacks, a group of staff from Great Shelford-based charity Alzheimer’s Research UK made a chilly trek to the Polar Museum in Cambridge today, Friday 7 December. The four mile escapade was arranged to show solidarity with Iceland Foods Chief Executive, Malcolm Walker, who attempted to reach … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 18

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Wine of the Month – December

Christmas has its origins as a midwinter festival – a time of communal celebration and feasting to mark the half-way point in the winter calendar. It’s surely no coincidence that both the Gregorian calendar and the Christian church follow pagan customs in marking out mid-winter as a notable time. In … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 17

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 16

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 15

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 14

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 13

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 12

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 11

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Women with Alzheimer’s May Have Worse Cognitive Skills Than Men

A study by UK researchers suggests women with Alzheimer’s may experience worse cognitive decline than men with the disease. The research, which analysed data from 15 separate studies is published on Friday 24 August in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. The researchers at the University of Hertfordshire carried out a meta-analysis … Continue reading