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Two new lung cancer risk factors have been discovered

Two new lung cancer risk factors have been discovered

Seven risk factors, including two new ones, can help predict susceptibility to developing lung cancer and they don’t just apply to heavy smokers. A new...
A more active commute to work could reduce risk of heart disease

A more active commute to work could reduce risk of heart disease

Avoiding the car and having a more physically active commute to work could reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by...
Inflammatory bowel disease might help with Parkinson's disease

Inflammatory bowel disease might help with Parkinson’s disease

A possible link between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Parkinson’s disease which could help doctors to slow down the neurological condition has been described...
Ebola vaccine being given to 'high risk' Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola vaccine being given to ‘high risk’ Democratic Republic of the Congo

With support of the WHO and partners, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing the Ebola vaccine for high risk populations...
Could lifestyle choices be linked to development of early-onset dementia?

Could lifestyle choices be linked to development of early-onset dementia?

Writing for Health Europa, Ella Hendrix explores whether lifestyle factors could play a role in rising levels of early-onset dementia. Early-onset dementia appears to be...
Resistance to antifungal treatments could lead to disease outbreak

Resistance to antifungal treatments could lead to disease outbreak

Growing levels of resistance to antifungal treatments could lead to increased disease outbreaks globally, warns new research from Imperial College London and the University...
Are finances a factor in the development of dementia?

Are finances a factor in the development of dementia?

New research from the University of Exeter and UCL in the UK has found that older adults in England who have fewer financial resources...
Could it be safe for pregnant women to use rheumatoid arthritis drugs?

Could it be safe for pregnant women to use rheumatoid arthritis drugs?

Expectant mothers may be able to take certain drugs to treat their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without any possible increased health risks to their unborn...
The Make Sense campaign for head and neck cancer

The Make Sense campaign for head and neck cancer

Professor C René Leemans discusses the Make Sense campaign’s efforts to raise awareness of head and neck cancer and improve outcomes for patients with...
Asthma outcomes across England varied despite care improvements

Asthma outcomes across England varied despite care improvements

Despite the falling numbers of asthma deaths and hospital admissions in England, the overall regional and socioeconomic variations of outcomes have not changed, according...
IMI launches milestone project focusing on hypoglycaemia

IMI launches milestone project focusing on hypoglycaemia

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has today announced it has launched its milestone 100th project, which will focus on diabetes...
Undetected cases of coeliac disease in children at all time high

Undetected cases of coeliac disease in children at all time high

On International Coeliac Day (16 May), experts have warned that as many as 80% of coeliac disease cases in children are undiagnosed in Europe. Coeliac...

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