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A test could indicate whether people in their 40s are more likely to develop dementia later in life, scientists say. But wouldn't many of us rather not know? It is a devastating, heart-breaking, life-shattering condition - and one with an enormous impact not just on those who live with it, but on their loved ones too. Dementia robs from us our memories and our ability to think - the very brain functions that shape our sense of self.

2010-11-15

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Scientists have developed a technique to estimate the age of a suspect from blood left at a crime scene.

2010-11-23

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Researchers from Pennsylvania found that a high IQ score required both high intelligence and high motivation but a low IQ score could be the result of a lack of either factor.

2011-04-25

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The extent of US medical experiments in Guatemala on STDs during the 1940s is greater than previously thought, health authorities have told the BBC. The number of infected people could be as high as 2,500, says the president of the Medical Association of Guatemala. According to a US report released on Monday, 1,300 Guatemalans were infected without their knowledge to study the effects of penicillin. US scientists knew they were violating...

2011-09-01

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The United States government has apologised for deliberately infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhoea and syphilis as part of medical tests more than 60 years ago. None of those infected - mentally ill patients and prisoners - consented. Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom accused the US of "crimes against humanity". US President Barack Obama has called Mr Colom to apologise and has said the acts ran contrary to...

2010-10-01

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he speed someone walks may predict the likelihood of developing dementia later in life, according to researchers in the US. They also told a conference that grip strength in middle-age was linked to the chance of a stroke.

2012-02-16

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