Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Air pollution responsible for up to 38% of annual childhood asthma in UK

Air pollution responsible for up to 38% of annual childhood asthma in UK

A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain, has found that up to 38% of the number of annual childhood...
Teenagers invited to join meningitis B trial to aid immunisation research

Teenagers invited to join meningitis B trial to aid immunisation research

The Oxford Vaccine Group is inviting year 12 school students across the UK to participate in a research project which aims to understand whether...
Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease

Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

A research team of neuroscientists based in Vancouver, Canada, have carried out studies which suggest that having a daily regimen of non-prescription ibuprofen could...
Number of tuberculosis cases falls by over a third in last six years

Number of tuberculosis cases falls by over a third in last six years

Newly released data from Public Health England (PHE) has shown a 9.3% decline in cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, which represents the lowest...
Respiratory infections increase risk of heart attack and stroke

Respiratory infections increase risk of heart attack and stroke

People who have had respiratory infections are six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days following infection,...
Could over 2,500 cancer cases be avoided each week?

Could over 2,500 cancer cases be avoided each week?

New figures published today by Cancer Research UK have revealed that more than 135,500 cancer cases a year in the UK, equating to 2,500...
Chronic fatigue syndrome explained by low thyroid hormone levels?

Chronic fatigue syndrome explained by low thyroid hormone levels?

A link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and lower levels of key thyroid hormones has been discovered which creates a promising outlook for treatment...
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...

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