Phase II Trial Begins for Potential Alzheimer’s Drug

A phase II safety trial to investigate a potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s has begun. MSD, known as Merck & Co Inc, will trial a drug called MK-8931 in people with mild to moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease. MK-8931 aims to block an enzyme called BACE, which is known to play … Continue reading

Film Review: Identity Thief

Identity Thief works on many levels. I loved the chemistry between the two leads. Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) stars alongside Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) in this funny film. This could’ve have been a disaster, we’re all being more careful about our information, our credit cards, who we even lend money too. … Continue reading

Belfast Scientists Awarded £100,000 for Study to Improve Alzheimer’s Detection

Scientists in Belfast are embarking on a project that could bring a simple blood test for Alzheimer’s disease a step closer, thanks to a £99,754 grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast will use a state-of-the-art-technique to find ways of identifying … Continue reading

Only Children and Drunks Tell the Truth – Part 1

When we are young, falling down is second nature. We are taught to get up, brush ourselves off and try again. If someone pushed us down…we are taught to forgive, forget and that tomorrow is another day. As children, the whole world is a playground; some days we are suffocated … Continue reading

Tigger on the Couch

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams reviews “Tigger on the Couch”, a book that looks at mental health problems and personality disorders using fairy tales and children’s stories. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website When I was first introduced to this book I … Continue reading

Film Review: Side by Side

Side by Side is an impressive documentary that brings a crucial and fiery debate to the screen. The subject: is celluloid being replaced by digital film making? With front-man and narrator Keanu Reeves, director Christopher Kenneally picks the brains of some of the most influential and respected Hollywood members, from … Continue reading

Low Childhood Food Intake Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline in African Americans

US researchers have found older African Americans who report going without food as children may have a slower rate of cognitive decline in later life. The study is published in the journal Neurology. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, studied 6,158 people with an average age of 75, … Continue reading

The Gift of Fear – Gavin De Becker

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams reviews “The Gift of Fear”, the international bestseller by Gavin De Becker. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website A remarkable book and international best seller, first published in the late 90’s, the message in this book has stood … Continue reading

Oscars 2013: John Kahrs wears English Cut

I’ve never had the chance to go to the Oscars but our suits certainly have. However, this time it was rather special as a lovely client of ours was awarded an Oscar for the best animated short film at this years 85th Oscars in Hollywood. We’re extremely proud of Mr … Continue reading