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Medical News Today: Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

Researchers have found that 70 percent of adults who died from natural causes had not seen a healthcare provider in the 30 days before their death. A new study tries to make sense of premature death. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences… Read More »

Medical News Today: This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis

A parasitic fungus that infects caterpillars and various other insects may hold the key to better treatments for osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in a person’s joints. This, at least, is what new research from the United Kingdom suggests. A parasitic fungus could offer an improved treatment for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link

New research, published in the journal Science Signaling, details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain — which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson’s-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition. New research helps explain how and why manganese exposure could lead to… Read More »