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Chronic joint inflammation: spondyloarthritis

Chronic joint inflammation: spondyloarthritis

Researchers have found that unconventional immune cells trigger disturbed cytokine production in the chronic joint inflammation, spondyloarthritis. Cytokine blockade of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and...
Staphylococcus aureus infection and its resistance to antibiotics

Staphylococcus aureus infection and its resistance to antibiotics

According to researchers, individuals who have acquired staphylococcus aureus infection are developing resistance to antibiotic treatment. Staphylococcus aureus infection is a form of bacterial infection....
Leprosy: surely it was eliminated?

Leprosy: surely it was eliminated?

Following World Leprosy Day, Geoff Prescott, the chief executive of international charity Lepra, talks us through the world of leprosy. Geoff Prescott reflects on the...
Many premature deaths are preventable deaths

Many premature deaths are preventable deaths

2.1 million of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths in Europe 2016, was due to poor nutrition and are preventable deaths. These premature deaths can...
The benefits of mapping oesophageal tumours

The benefits of mapping oesophageal tumours

Researchers at Osaka University find that mapping oesophageal tumours that remain after chemotherapy can predict long-term prognosis and direct personalised treatment plans. Many newly-diagnosed cancer...
Missing GP appointments occurs more for those with long-term conditions

Missing GP appointments occurs more for those with long-term conditions

Repeatedly missing GP appointments may indicate greater risk of death from all causes, particularly in patients with long-term conditions. Published in BMC Medicine, new research...
Birth control methods for mosquito's – combating infectious diseases

Birth control methods for mosquitoes – combatting infectious diseases

University of Arizona, USA, have discovered a protein that prevents mosquitoes from hatching - could such birth control methods be developed into drugs for...
Vaccination resistance has finally been explained

Vaccination resistance has finally been explained

Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people who get vaccinated? How does vaccination resistance remain strong even as preventable diseases...
Biomarker for colorectal cancer symptoms may be on the horizon

Biomarker for colorectal cancer symptoms may be on the horizon

Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein biomarker involved in the development of new blood vessels that could identify colorectal cancer symptoms. In laboratory studies,...
Intermittent fasting diet could improve obese women’s health

An intermittent fasting diet could improve health for the obese

According to the University of Adelaide, Australia, obese women lost more weight and improved their health by following a strictly controlled intermittent fasting diet. Having...
ADHD risk factors increase with prenatal valproate exposure

ADHD risk factors increase with prenatal valproate exposure

According to Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, valproate exposure during pregnancy is associated with increasing ADHD risk factors among offspring. In a population-based study of 913,302...
Uterine sarcoma – tackling the rare aggressive cancer

Uterine sarcoma – tackling the rare aggressive cancer

Published in Clinical Cancer Research, new insights into uterine sarcoma, a rare type of aggressive cancer, opens up novel avenues of study. Revealed by Karolinska...

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