A drug made from a chemical found in shark liver may be a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists believe (stock image)

HEALTH COMMENTS: How sharks help Parkinson's patients

A drug made from a chemical found in shark liver could be a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists believe.

The drug, called ENT-01, contains a synthetic form of squalamine, a substance produced in shark liver to prevent infections.

Squalamine can reduce the build-up of proteins in the brain that cause Parkinson's signals, such as stiffness and tremors.

A large-scale trial is underway in the United States to see if the shark composition can displace these harmful proteins from cells in the brain.

About 145,000 people in the UK suffer from the incurable disease. They include comedian Sir Billy Connolly, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2013.

A drug made from a chemical found in shark liver may be a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists believe (stock image)

A drug made from a chemical found in shark's liver could be a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists believe (stock image)

Older people are more likely to be lonely in the summer, according to a charity that supports isolated older people.

Silver Line says that calling the 24-hour hierarchical peak in the warmer months is. Silver Line founder Dame Esther Rantzen says that this is not only due to families on vacation. & # 39; Neighbors, friendly shop assistants, caregivers – they're all gone at this time of year & # 39 ;, she adds.

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Older people are more likely to be lonely in the summer, according to a charity that supports isolated older people

Older people are more likely to be lonely in the summer, according to a charity that supports isolated older people

Older people are more likely to be lonely in the summer, according to a charity that supports isolated older people

More than a third of YouTube videos about eczema care are inaccurate, according to a study that provides a lot of information that can harm patients. For example, some advise patients to use ultraviolet lamps without warning of the risk of developing skin cancer.

The British Association of Dermatologists recommends the use of information from the National Eczema Society or the NHS.

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