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Scotland’s drug deaths set to top 1,000

New figures released later are expected to show that more than 1,000 people died as a result of drugs in Scotland last year. Scotland already has the worst record for reported drug deaths in Europe but the latest figures will show another steep rise. Last week, Scottish Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick said the level… Read More »

Dementia Deaths Have Doubled in Two Decades

Alzheimer’s disease — the most common form of dementia for which there is no effective conventional treatment or cure — currently affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans,1 up from 5.4 million in 2016. By 2050, that figure is projected to hit 14 million.2 Research3 published in 2014 revealed Alzheimer’s had risen to the point of… Read More »