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Chronic itching affects up to 25 percent of the population during the course of their lives and is often underestimated. The first team of researchers from Germany has now therefore joined forces to carry out research in this area as part of a translational project called PRUSEARCH.

Although the symptoms of the fatal Huntington's disease typically begin at the age or 30 or even later, the mutant gene which causes the disease already starts to have an effect in childhood. This is the conclusion reached by research carried out by scientists from FAU and the Universities of Cardiff and Lund.

More and more elderly people are suffering from malnutrition. People who are unmarried, separated or divorced are most often affected. Those who have difficulty walking or coping with stairs or who have just returned home from hospital are also more likely to suffer from malnutrition than others of the same age.