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This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer

Well that’s it, the end of the Clifton Chronicles!

This final volume lives up to the previous six. We follow each member of the family as they go about their daily life and see how they interact with each other and the wider world. 100 more words

Fiction

48 hours in Dublin 

This last week we headed off to Dublin on a 48 hour jaunt to celebrate Nick’s 30th birthday. With £10 flights each way and a cracking deal on booking.com for a guesthouse we were on to a winner! 479 more words

Motor Neurone Disease

Is motor neurone disease in HIV a treatable disorder?

 HIV-associated motor neuron disease. HERV-K activation and response to antiretroviral therapy

Bowen LN, Tyagi R, Li W, et al.

Neurology 2016; 87:1756-1762.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether there is activation of human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in HIV infection and whether it might respond to treatment with antiretroviral drugs. 194 more words

Neurology

What determines the poor prognosis of C9orf72 MND?

 C9orf72 expansion differentially affects males with spinal onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Rooney J, Fogh I, Westeneng HJ, et al.

JNNP 2016; pii: jnnp-2016-314093 (Epub ahead of print). 277 more words

JNNP

How often does depression precede the onset of MND?

Depression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

 Roos E, Mariosa D, Ingre C, et al.

Neurology 2016; 86:2271-2277.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the relative risk of depression among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), both in terms of depression diagnosis and use of antidepressant drugs, before and after diagnosis. 230 more words

Neurology

Does smoking influence the prognosis of MND?

Influence of cigarette smoking on ALS outcome: a population-based study

Calvo A, Canosa A, Bertuzzo D, et al.

JNNP 2016; 87:1229-1233.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the prognostic influence of premorbid smoking habits and vascular risk profile on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) phenotype and outcome in a population-based cohort of Italian patients. 185 more words

JNNP

Stephen Hawking takes a breakth and visits the Vatican

Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican last month with Oxygen provided by our team. As stated online from the Catholic News Agency, Hawking is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences – which includes 80 of the most brilliant scientists in the world – and he was in Vatican City for the group’s annual meeting. 264 more words

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