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NHS fast-tracks life-extending prostate cancer treatment 

NHS fast-tracks life-extending prostate cancer treatment 

A life-extending prostate cancer treatment will be available on the NHS, benefitting around 9,000 men.   The NHS in England will become the first healthcare system...
A new polymer can accelerate the diabetes wound healing process

A new polymer can accelerate the diabetes wound healing process 

A new material has been discovered by researchers at the University of Nottingham that may help the diabetic wound healing process.   The researchers have discovered...
CBD Oil in Lithuania: A beginner’s guide

CBD Oil in Lithuania: A beginner’s guide

In this beginner's guide, you will find answers to burning questions about CBD oil in Lithuania, from what it is and how it works,...
Understanding the impacts of Zika virus on microcephaly

Understanding the impacts of Zika virus on microcephaly

Approximately one-third of babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy are born with abnormalities such as microcephaly, according to new research. Children...
Adaptive trial launched to find flu treatment quickly

Adaptive trial launched to find flu treatment quickly

Imperial College London are launching a new nationwide trial to find effective flu treatment for hospitalised patients.  Record numbers of flu cases are expected this...
When did wellness become white noise?

When did wellness become white noise?

Given the rise in products and services available under the ‘wellness’ umbrella, Cate Murden interrogates the meaning of workplace wellness and how organisations can...
NHS offers second monkeypox vaccination for eligible people

NHS offers second monkeypox vaccination for eligible people

The NHS will now offer a second monkeypox vaccination to everyone who is eligible in an effort to provide long-term protection against the virus. Around...
WHO will now refer to monkeypox disease as mpox

WHO will now refer to monkeypox disease as mpox

From now on, the World Health Organization (WHO) will refer to monkeypox disease as “mpox”. The name change comes as a result of a...
High-precision medicine can improve treatment for ovarian cancer

High-precision medicine can improve treatment for ovarian cancer

An international team of researchers have found that high-precision medicines can be used in oncology, allowing for better treatment for ovarian cancer. Mutations of BRCA1...
More ethnic diversity is needed in genomic cancer data

More ethnic diversity is needed in genomic cancer data

Two recent studies have highlighted the need for greater ethnic diversity in genomic prostate cancer data and accessible genetic testing.  Over 1.4 million men were...
Discovering the oral bacteria that could be behind common diseases

Discovering the oral bacteria that could be behind common diseases

Researchers have identified oral bacteria that could play a key role in causing other common diseases, such as cancer. A team from the Karolinska Institutet...
New trial to assess rapid tests to reduce antibiotic prescribing

New trial to assess rapid tests to reduce antibiotic prescribing

Funding has been allocated for a clinical trial assessing whether respiratory infection rapid tests could reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care. A research team from...
Severe asthma attacks doubled after COVID restrictions lifted

Severe asthma attacks doubled after COVID restrictions lifted

New research by the Queen Mary University of London has found that adults with asthma experienced a doubled risk of a severe asthma attack...
A quarter of former Olympians have an osteoarthritis diagnosis

A quarter of former Olympians have an osteoarthritis diagnosis

A study suggests that competing at an elite level in sports is linked to a future osteoarthritis diagnosis and joint pain. One in four retired...
Almost half of young people report mental health problems

Almost half of young people report mental health problems

New research from University College London and the Sutton Trust has revealed that mental health problems in 16 and 17-year-olds have increased by over...
New life-extending treatment recommended for rare gastroesophageal cancer

New life-extending treatment recommended for rare gastroesophageal cancer

Around 3,000 people could be eligible for a new life-extending combination therapy to treat rare forms of gastroesophageal cancer. Gastroesophageal cancer, also known as gastroesophageal...
40 million children are dangerously susceptible to the measles virus

40 million children are dangerously susceptible to the measles virus

New data from WHO and the CDC confirms that almost 40 million children worldwide are becoming dangerously susceptible to the measles virus. The measles virus...
NHS opens two new gambling addiction clinics 

NHS opens two new gambling addiction clinics 

The NHS has opened two new gambling addiction clinics, as record referrals are made for people requiring treatment.   Gambling addiction is an addictive disorder that...
Challenging guidelines surrounding pregnancy after miscarriage or abortion

Challenging guidelines surrounding pregnancy after miscarriage or abortion

Researchers have reviewed guidelines surrounding the interval between pregnancy after miscarriage or abortion, finding discrepancies. Pregnancy within three months of a miscarriage or an abortion...
Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes can be found two years early using screening 

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes can be found two years early using screening 

A new study suggests that population screening could be a useful tool to discover undiagnosed type 2 diabetes cases.  A standard diabetes test could be...

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