Does general anesthesia increase dementia risk?

There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia during elective surgery, looking for potential links to the development of dementia. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study included 7,499 matched pairs of […]

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How UK’s first black TV reporter blazed trail – even interviewing Saddam Hussein

Her big interviews and showbiz friends are as striking as Barbara Blake Hannah’s incredible career. Harold Wilson, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Michael Caine and Sammy Davis Junior were among the stellar names to get a grilling by the journalist who was friendly with Lord Lichfield and worked with former This Is Your Life presenter Eamonn […]

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The benefits of a prostate cancer screening tool

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate (mpMRIp) is a promising tool for diagnosing prostate cancer, and prior to its availability, detection relied on clinical exams and prostate specific antigen screening. In a study published in BJU International, investigators found that the availability of mpMRIp in Australia since 2012 has correlated with significantly reduced numbers […]

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Citigroup fined $400 million for risk management deficiencies

Federal banking regulators will fine Citibank $400 million for shortcomings in its risk management and other internal controls processes. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an agency within the Treasury Department, cited “serious and longstanding deficiencies and unsafe or unsound practices” in Citibank’s risk management and data governance.“The OCC took these actions based […]

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