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Prostate drug may slow Parkinson’s disease

Image copyright Getty Images A drug used to treat enlarged prostates may be a powerful medicine against Parkinson’s disease, according to an international team of scientists. Terazosin helps ease benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. But researchers believe it has another beneficial action, on brain cells damaged by […]

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‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Using those steps at home to good effect Using “time outs” to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests. Despite criticism of the “naughty step” strategy, children’s anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study […]