Weekly health news roundup: 18 August 2014

international health news August 2014

Top health news: Doctors may be missing depression in Parkinson’s patients.

International health news

  • Depression and Parkinson’s linked – Doctors may be missing the signs of depression in patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, says new research.
  • Obesity linked to 10 common cancers – Overweight and obese people are at greater risk of developing 10 common cancers, with cancer of the uterus the number one threat.
  • Alopecia cure in sight – A drug usually used for a bone marrow condition has completely reversed alopecia related hair-loss in five months, says a recent study.

Health facts

  • Little-known Asperger’s facts – Asperger’s syndrome, also known as autism spectrum disorder, doesn’t affect only boys, and not everyone with Asperger’s is a genius.

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