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20 Jan 2022 21:14
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    A geriatric medicine specialist says more work needs to be done to prove whether Viagra could aid in the battle against Alzheimer's Disease

    A geriatric medicine specialist says more work needs to be done to prove whether Viagra could aid in the battle against Alzheimer's Disease


    A new US study has found users of the little blue pill ... are 69 percent less likely to develop the form of dementia than non-users.

    Geriatrician Dr Phill Wood says it does sound a bit too good to be true.

    Wood says while the study is eye catching and credible ... it could be a bit premature to start taking the drug for Alzheimer's Disease.

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     19 Jan: There are 39 community cases of Covid-19 today, and a possible Omicron case in Palmerston North
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