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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...
Symptoms of delirium during a stoke could point to worse outcomes

Symptoms of delirium during a stroke could point to worse outcomes

Stroke patients who experience symptoms of delirium during a stroke could be more vulnerable to long-term cognitive and psychiatric difficulties. Around 9,000 people are admitted...
Revolutionary X-ray technology reveals long COVID and pulmonary fibrosis link 

Tumour matrix profiling can predict the severity of lung cancers

Researchers have identified molecular profiles of the surrounding matrix of common lung cancers, which could help indicate which patients are likely to develop aggressive...
Researchers discover new target for Alzheimer’s treatment  

Researchers discover new target for Alzheimer’s treatment  

An international study involving University of Liverpool researchers has found a new potential target for Alzheimer’s treatment.  New research shows that medin, a protein, is...
New hope for treatment to slow neurodegenerative disease 

New hope for treatment to slow neurodegenerative disease 

Scientists have discovered a new drug treatment that could slow neurodegenerative disease, offering fresh hope.   The new study featuring researchers from the University of Glasgow’s...
Benign breast disease increases the risk of breast cancer

Benign breast disease increases the risk of breast cancer 

Women with benign breast disease are twice as likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to research from Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.  The...
University of Oxford researchers discover a key cause of type 2 diabetes 

University of Oxford researchers discover a key cause of type 2 diabetes 

New research has illuminated the key cause of type 2 diabetes, finding that high blood glucose reprograms the metabolism of pancreatic cells.  Around 415 million...
Atherosclerosis can be cured if it is spotted in early in life

Atherosclerosis can be cured if it is spotted in early in life

An international research team has found that elevated lipids and dyslipidaemia in early life may worsen cases of atherosclerosis in later life.   The study found...
How weight gain can worsen symptoms of asthma

How weight gain can worsen symptoms of asthma

Changes in gut function brought on by weight gain have been associated with an increase in severe symptoms of asthma, according to new research.  A...
Adversity in childhood increases risk of heart and blood vessel disease

Adversity in childhood increases risk of heart and blood vessel disease

People who experienced adversity in childhood are at increased risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease in early adulthood. Researchers from the University of...
Protecting paediatric bone density with Low-intensity Vibration therapy

Protecting paediatric bone density with Low-intensity Vibration therapy

Edward James from MyBones explores the potential applications of Low-intensity Vibration (LiV) therapy in paediatric bone density care. Bones get stronger the more you use...
Scientists uncover variable voltages in breast cancer cells

Scientists uncover variable voltages in breast cancer cells

New research from Imperial College London found variable voltages in the membranes of breast cancer cells, revealing clues about how they grow and spread. A...
Regular exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer

Regular exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer

Aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by 72%, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.   According to the researchers, intense...
Genomic transposable elements modify Parkinson’s disease progression 

Genomic transposable elements modify Parkinson’s disease progression 

A team of researchers have shown how transposable elements are associated with Parkinson’s subtypes and impact disease trajectory.   A study, which involved University of...
The NHS breaks records for detecting cancer cases  

The NHS breaks records for detecting cancer cases  

In a new report, the NHS has confirmed they are detecting cancer cases at an earlier stage than ever before.   Last year (2021-2022), the NHS...
Obesity in young people is one of the key causes of arterial fibrillation

Obesity in young people is one of the key causes of atrial fibrillation

Severe obesity in young people is one of the key causes of artrial fibrillation in adult life, according to research from the University of...
Understanding the molecular mechanism causes behind early onset Parkinson’s

Understanding the molecular causes behind early onset Parkinson’s

Researchers have identified the molecular causes of early onset Parkinson’s disease, creating a pathway for new treatments.   The average age of Parkinson’s disease onset is...
NHS strike life-saving deal for pembrolizumab  

NHS strike life-saving deal for pembrolizumab  

In an exciting announcement, the NHS has revealed it has secured a potentially lifesaving deal for pembrolizumab, a drug tailored to breast cancer.   Pembrolizumab is...
Obesity in young people is one of the key causes of arterial fibrillation

COVID-19 vaccination does not affect nasopharyngeal cancer treatment 

The COVID-19 vaccine has been proven not to reduce the efficacy of nasopharyngeal cancer treatment, despite previous concerns.   Drugs that activate the immune system against tumours...
Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for premature birth

Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for premature birth

A University of Gothenburg study shows that inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for preterm birth even when in apparent disease remission. The findings...

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