Deferiprone not beneficial for newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease

For patients newly diagnosed with Parkinson disease, deferiprone is associated with worse scores in measures of parkinsonism. David Devos, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Lille in France, and colleagues conducted a phase 2 trial involving patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease who had never received levodopa. Participants were randomly assigned to receive oral deferiprone […]

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Venezuela’s anti-inflation efforts dealt blow as currency tumbles

Venezuela’s effort to curb high inflation by stabilizing exchange rates is becoming less effective as the local bolivar currency slips in value against the dollar, analysts said on Wednesday. For months, President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has sought to fight inflation by anchoring the bolivar’s exchange rate. It has increased the supply of foreign currency cash […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside UK’s social homes from hell – plagued with rats, mould and crumbling walls

Families across the country have exposed the mould, damp and disrepair they’ve been forced to endure living in under social housing and council landlords. Their examples come following the shocking story of Awaab Ishak who died shortly after his second birthday thanks to toxic mould in his flat, which saw his throat swell and fungi […]

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List of bidders for Citigroup’s Mexican retail arm shrinks as Inbursa drops out

Mexican bank Grupo Financiero Inbursa (GFINBURO.MX) said on Wednesday it had pulled out of the bidding process for U.S. bank Citigroup’s Mexican retail arm Citibanamex. “Inbursa confirms that, following submission of a non-binding proposal for the businesses in question, the parties mutually agreed that Inbursa will not be continuing to the next stages of the […]

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