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New test speeds up diagnosis of Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia

New test speeds up diagnosis of Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia

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Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers at the National Institutes of Health said they've developed a new test to detect Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, shaving days off the wait time of existing tests.The NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases created the test by modifying one used for the early diagnosis of prion diseases, a group of neurodegenerative disorders caused by transmissable pathogens.For Parkinson's disease, the test detects levels of Lewy bodies in spinal fluid. Lewy bodies are the abnormal clumping of alpha-synuclein, a protein.Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies both resemble prion diseases, which result in the deterioration of brain functions. But Parkinson's disease is about 1,000 times more common than prion diseases, and Lewy bo...
Toronto police find sixth body in planters

Toronto police find sixth body in planters

World
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Toronto police announced Thursday they've recovered the remains of six people linked to an investigation into a landscaper they're describing as a serial killer.Investigators said they found the remains of all six people in planters on a property where Bruce McArthur, 66, provided landscaping services.Last month, police charged McArthur with five counts of first-degree murder. The number of counts is likely to increase after the discovery of more remains, Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said during a news conference.He said investigators seized 15 planters from the property, but "exactly where we are on the examination of those planters, I'm not ready to say yet."Police initially arrested McArthur in early January for the slayings of Selim Esen, 44, who went missing in April, a...
Burning oil tanker may explode as body found

Burning oil tanker may explode as body found

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The body of a crew member has been found on a burning oil tanker off China's east coast.The victim was among 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis missing after the tanker Sanchi collided with a grain ship 160 miles off Shanghai on Saturday.Alireza Irvash, from Iran's consulate in Shanghai, told Iranian state broadcaster IRIB that the body had been found three or four miles from the tanker and "cannot be easily identified", even though the victim was wearing a fire safety vest.The other Sanchi crew members have not yet been found.Meanwhile, experts are trying to bring the fire under control and contain the leaking oil, amid concerns the ship might explode and sink.The Sanchi had been travelling from Iran to South Korea, carrying 136,000 tons (nearly one million barrels) of condensate, a sort of...
Here's What Can Happen to Your Body When You Cut Out Alcohol

Here's What Can Happen to Your Body When You Cut Out Alcohol

Health
This is all the motivation you need for Dry January. The latest New Year’s trend has nothing to do with alcohol—literally. For millions of people, January 1 marks the first day of not just a new year, but a “dry” January, or month-long break with booze. Started by the UK's Alcohol Concern organization in 2013, the movement’s main goal is to help people "reset their relationship with alcohol." But what happens to your body when you become a temporary teetotaler?“Nothing bad,” says Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD, a hepatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. “[Abstaining temporarily] is only going to be beneficial.” (One caveat: heavy drinkers should only quit with medical assistance, since they can experience a life-threatening form of withdrawal.)Thi
YouTuber 'sorry' for dead body suicide video

YouTuber 'sorry' for dead body suicide video

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An American YouTuber with more than 15 million subscribers has apologised after posting a video online which appeared to show the body of a suicide victim.Daily vlogger Logan Paul pulled the video from his channel and said he was "wrong" and "misguided by shock and awe" in a statement released following a huge backlash.In the video, entitled "We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest", Paul is seen with friends in Japan's Aokigahara forest before they discover the body of a man hanging.The 22-year-old tells viewers that the group visited the area intending to focus on the "haunted" aspect of the forest, a frequent site of suicides, before things got "very real".The clip, which was viewed more than a million times before it was taken down, showed the man's body with his face blurr...