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Two genes that trigger leukaemia development discovered

Two genes that trigger leukaemia development discovered

An international group of researchers have made a breakthrough in the understanding of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, finding two cancer genes working together to trigger...
Colorectal cancer death rates continue to fall

Colorectal cancer death rates continue to fall

Researchers have called colorectal cancer one of the major success stories of the past 30 years in Europe, predicting that in 2018 death rates...
An MRI scan can improve prostate cancer detection

An MRI scan can improve prostate cancer detection

An international study led by the University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospital (UCLH) has found that an MRI scan and targeted...
Drinking alcohol linked to increased heart rate

Drinking alcohol linked to increased heart rate

New research presented at the EHRA 2018 Congress, organised by the European Society of Cardiology, has found a link between alcohol intake and increased...
Gender-based treatment being explored for sudden cardiac arrest

Gender-based treatment being explored for sudden cardiac arrest

Researchers at the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network (ESCAPE-NET) have announced that they will explore different approaches to preventing and treating sudden cardiac arrest for...
British, German researchers unite against cardiovascular disease

British, German researchers unite against cardiovascular disease

A new €12m partnership has been announced between the German Centre for Cardiovascular Disease (DZHK) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF), to fund groundbreaking...
Physically fit middle-aged women 90% less likely to develop dementia

Physically fit middle-aged women 90% less likely to develop dementia

A study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found that women in middle age who are physically fit are nearly 90% less likely...
Teenage obesity risk doubles with exposure to junk food adverts

Teenage obesity risk doubles with exposure to junk food adverts

The risk of teenage obesity doubles if the individual remembers seeing a junk food advert every day compared to those who couldn’t recall any...
New biomarkers discovered for neuroblastoma

New biomarkers discovered for neuroblastoma

Two new biomarkers have been discovered for neuroblastoma, a type of cancer in children. The findings are expected to have immediate significance for disease...
New link found between smoking and risk of psychoses

New link found between smoking and risk of psychoses

Smoking at least ten cigarettes a day is linked to a higher risk of psychoses compared to non-smoking young people, a new study suggests. The...
Could screening open up more treatment options for cancer patients

Excessive TV viewing could increase bowel cancer risk in men

New research suggests that sitting down to watch over four hours of TV a day could increase bowel cancer risk in men compared to...
Risk of developing dementia identified through blood molecules

Risk of developing dementia identified through blood molecules

Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio, US, have identified certain blood molecules that could help indicate the level of risk of...

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