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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...
One-off prostate cancer PSA test does not save lives

One-off prostate cancer PSA test does not save lives

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives, according to results from a ten-year Cancer...
Detecting early stages of Alzheimer's disease with new blood test

Detecting early stages of Alzheimer’s disease with new blood test

Researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have developed a new blood test that can diagnose the early stages of Alzheimer's...
People with major depressive disorder react stronger to negative memories

People with major depressive disorder react stronger to negative memories

People with major depressive disorder (MDD) feel a stronger negative emotion when remembering painful experiences than those without the disorder, a study finds. The study,...
Hypoglycaemia is unaddressed threat to people with Type 2 diabetes

Hypoglycaemia is unaddressed threat to people with Type 2 diabetes

New research from the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health has found that clinicians are not equipped to identify, assess and manage patients at a...
Study identifies groups that are vulnerable to first-episode psychosis

Study identifies groups that are vulnerable to first-episode psychosis

A survey of almost 3,000 people in Brazil who have experienced first-episode psychosis has found that young men, ethnic minorities and people living in...
Review for MS drug Zinbryta after cases of inflammatory brain disorders

Review for MS drug Zinbryta after cases of inflammatory brain disorders

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has commenced an urgent review of the multiple sclerosis (MS) medicine Zinbryta, following cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders. There...
UK Public Health Support Team sent to Nigeria for Lassa fever outbreak

UK Public Health Support Team sent to Nigeria for Lassa fever outbreak

The group of experts in the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) is deploying to Nigeria to support the control of a Lassa...
Imperial highlights four unheard of rare diseases for Rare Disease Day

Imperial highlights four unheard of rare diseases for Rare Disease Day

Researchers at Imperial College London, UK, gathered for Rare Disease Day 2018 to bring attention to four uncommon rare diseases and help highlight the...
Familial breast cancer not solely inherited genetically

Familial breast cancer not solely inherited genetically

According to a new study, mutations in known breast cancer genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 are only identified in 20% of women who...

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