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A type of diabetes drug may offer a glimmer of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, research in the journal Plos One suggests.

Scientists found people taking glitazone pills were less likely to develop Parkinson's than patients on other diabetes drugs.

But they caution the drugs can have serious side-effects and should not be given to healthy people.

Instead, they suggest the findings should prompt further research.

'Unintended benefits'

There are an estimated 127,000 people in the UK with Parkinson's disease, which can lead to tremor, slow movement and stiff muscles.

And charities say with no drugs yet proven to treat the condition, much more work is needed in this area.

The latest study focuses solely on people with diabetes who did not have Parkinson's disease at the beginning of the project.

Researchers scoured UK electronic health records to compare 44,597 people prescribed glitazone pills with 120,373 people using other anti-diabetic treatment.

Our findings provide unique evidence that we hope will drive further investigation into potential drug treatments

Dr Ian Douglas

They matched participants to ensure their age and stage of diabetes treatment were

Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida sympathies suspected in the newsroom massacre of a satirical French weekly that spoofed Islam, homing in Thursday on a region north of Paris as the nation mourned the dozen slain.

Authorities fear a second strike by the suspects, who U.S. counterterrorism officials said were both on the U.S. no-fly list, and distributed their portraits with the notice "armed and dangerous." More than 88,000 security forces

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The five member Federal Court headed by Chief Justice Tun Ariffin Zakaria ,Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar,Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Embong,Tan Sri Raus Sharif and Datuk Ramly Ali has heard the submissions submitted by the Anwar Ibrahim’s 14 member team of defence lawyers headed by the retired Federal Court judge ,Gopal Sri Ram.

The defence team focus is more on DNA samples used in the trial, which they claim had been compromised due to mishandling and forensic incompetence. Whereas, the

Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more "hard news" shared by friends.

That change may have boosted voter turnout by as much as 3 percent, according to a little-known study first disclosed Friday by Mother Jones.

For the study, news articles that Facebook users' friends had posted appeared higher in their feeds -- the stream of status updates, photos and articles that show up when you first sign on to the site. The

CAIRO — They have slaughtered hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police officers, recruited experienced fighters and staged increasingly sophisticated raids from the Western desert to the Sinai Peninsula. They have beheaded informants and killed an American in a carjacking, say Western officials familiar with intelligence reports.

On Monday, the leaders of Egypt’s most dangerous militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, also pledged obedience to the organization that calls itself the Islamic State

The 2014 US midterm elections are decidedly more social and mobile than the last time around, according to a new report.

Voters are using social networks like Facebook and Twitter far more than in the 2010 midterms, and mobile phones are playing a more important role, a report Monday from Pew Research Center said.

About 28 percent of registered US voters have used their cell phone to keep up with news relating to the election or political events this year — double the rate of 2010, Pew

Malaysians from all walks of life particularly people who are concern about ‘ justice must be seen to be done’ are awaiting to see weather the Federal court would do justice to Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Bin Azlan, the former aide of Anwar Ibrahim. Saiful has reported to polis that he was sodomised by his former boss, Anwar Ibrahim on 28.6.2008 at Desa Damansara Condimuinium. With this police report, Anwar Ibrahim was charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20

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