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New genetic mutation passed on by men increases risk of ovarian cancer

New genetic mutation passed on by men increases risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, US, have uncovered a new genetic mutation inherited from fathers that can increase the risk of ovarian...
CRUK announces £45m investment in cancer clinical trials

CRUK announces £45m investment in cancer clinical trials

Cancer Research UK is to invest £45m (~€50.8m) into its network of cancer clinical trials units (CTUs) across the UK, one of the charity’s...
Discovering autism in children using blood and urine tests

Discovering autism in children using blood and urine tests

Researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, have developed new tests to help indicate autism in children which monitors changes in the blood and...
World leaders join new commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases

World leaders join new commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has today announced a new high-level commission that aims to put an end to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The new WHO...
Malaria research method sees patients deliberately infected with parasite

Malaria research method sees patients deliberately infected with parasite

To aid malaria research, a new process from the University of Tubingen, Germany, has been tested whereby individuals are infected with malaria to help...
Lung, head and neck cancers risk linked to physical inactivity

Lung, head and neck cancers risk linked to physical inactivity

New studies suggest that a lifestyle lacking in physical activity poses a greater risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers. Two research teams led...
Failing to recognise own memory problems is a predictor of Alzheimer’s

Failing to recognise own memory problems is a predictor of Alzheimer’s

A team of researchers at McGill University, Canada, have confirmed that people susceptible to dementia who are unable to recognise their memory problems are...
Blueprint priority diseases list updated by World Health Organization

Blueprint priority diseases list updated by World Health Organization

The 2018 annual review of the Blueprint priority diseases list from the World Health Organization (WHO) has been released, revealing the diseases that pose...
Strong link to cancer and ultra-processed foods

Strong link to cancer and ultra-processed foods

New research from the Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite, France, suggests there is a substantial link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and risk of...
Short children have higher risk of having a cerebrovascular accident

Short children have higher risk of having strokes

New Danish research has found a link between shorter children and an increased risk of having a cerebrovascular accident later in adult life. The study...

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