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Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein clumps lead to the progressive loss of brain cells that… Read More »

Drug that restricts overactive immune systems could help treat lupus

By Ruby Prosser Scully Interferon (pictured in bottles) is involved in regulating the body’s immune systemiStock/Getty Images A drug that stops the body’s overactive immune system could be key to treating lupus. This would be only the second new drug for the autoimmune condition in 60 years. Around 5 million people around the world are… Read More »

What could cause acid reflux

In this condition the cells that line the lower oesophagus become changed. Eating less at each meal puts less pressure on your digestive system — and keeps your stress hormones balanced. Most cases of oesophagitis are due to reflux of stomach acid which irritates the inside lining of the oesophagus. Regular heartburn is more common… Read More »

Scientists discover protein that could predict deadly disease in infants

Scientists discover a protein that may PREDICT which infants develop a gut infection that kills hundreds of premature babies a year in the US within hours of diagnosis Necrotizing entercolitis (NEC) kills about 500 babies a year in the US  The gut infection’s cause is unknown, but it mostly strikes premature babies whose organs may… Read More »