7 Oct 2020

Diabetes drug-dementia link, and could Covid cause Parkinson's?

From Nine To Noon, 11:51 am on 7 October 2020
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Science commentator Malvindar Singh-Bains joins Kathryn to look at how a common diabetes drug could be linked to slower cognitive decline and lower the dementia risk in Type-2 diabetics.

She also covers research into a case of a man who developed Parkinson's symptoms after contracting Covid-19 - is it a link, or coincidence? 

Malvindar Singh-Bains is a research fellow at the University of Auckland.