Monday, October 14, 2019

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Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness

A new study has shown that children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are four times more likely to develop serious mental illness...

Common nutrient may help combat Alzheimer’s disease

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) according to a new study. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his...

Blood test can replace invasive biopsy for lung cancer patients

A growing number of patients with advanced lung cancer could soon be offered a blood test instead of having to get a tumour sample...

Trial shows that men can be spared radiotherapy after surgery

The largest ever trial in post-operative prostate cancer patients confirms that men can be spared radiotherapy after surgery. Men with prostate cancer can be spared...

Survey shows UK gyms do not cater for disabled people

Millions of disabled people are not being catered for in UK gyms, according to a new survey. Personal trainers (PTs) not being equipped to work...

Why viruses like Herpes and Zika will need to be reclassified

New findings reveal many different structural models of viruses like Herpes and Zika, which can eventually lead to developing more targeted antiviral vaccines. The research...

Questions raised about accuracy of autism screening

The first large-scale, real-world study of universal screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers has raised questions over its accuracy. Researchers at Children's Hospital...

Identification of new genes in hearing loss provides treatment hope

A new study has identified 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss giving a much clearer understanding of how the condition develops and potential...

Infectious disease physicians cut death rates by 20%

New research shows that the death rate can be reduced by 20% if infectious disease specialists oversee care of patients with infections. The findings, from...

Tacalyx raises €7m to generate anti-TACA antibodies for cancer treatment

Tacalyx, a biotech company focussed on the discovery and development of novel anti-TACA cancer treatment, has secured €7 million in seed funding. The funding round involves...

Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children

Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children. A study to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives found that short-term exposure...

Kidney disease may be prevented by a healthy diet

Maintaining a healthy diet may help prevent kidney disease, according to an analysis of published studies. Making dietary changes can help slow the progression of...

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