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# diseases

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# Research
Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.
# worrying
'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.
# diseases
New UK rules could allow embryos to be created from three people
This would allow mothers to prevent passing on genetic diseases.
# rare disease
Bad heartburn? You might have Barrett's Oesophagus
The condition can lead to cancer, so it’s important to get it checked out.
# bee for battens
Family marks Rare Disease Day by remembering late daughter Saoirse
The Heffernan family, who set up the Bee for Battens charity, lost Saoirse to Battens disease when she was just five.
# Healthcare
Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'
The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.
# Science
New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled
A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.
# Investment
Pharmaceutical firm announces €44m investment in Waterford plant
The biotechnology campus produces products for patients living with rare genetic diseases.
# Infectious
Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.
# Woof
New study finds that babies with pets are healthier
New research has found that babies who have contact with cats and dogs are less likely to develop respiratory infections.
# Malaria
One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research
Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.
# Health
Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO
The number of people aged over 60 will outnumber those aged under five for the first time over the next few years.
# Nobel Prize
Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize
Three scientists, including Bruce Beutler, pictured, have been named as the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine following their research into the immune system.