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European summer travel: have you had the MMR vaccination?

European summer travel: have you had the MMR vaccination?

Young adults are being urged to check they’ve had the MMR vaccination before they go travelling around Europe this summer due to large measles...
New drug halves hearing loss in children after cancer treatment

New drug halves hearing loss in children after cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate (STS) following chemotherapy can reduce hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, a new study reveals. Results from the...
WHO release of ICD-11 “important step further for the future of neurology”

WHO release of ICD-11 “important step further for the future of neurology”

The newly released International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) will be implemented for the World Federation of Neurology, which has...
Cancer in elderly people is expected to increase 80% by 2035

Cancer in elderly people is expected to increase 80% by 2035

Cancer in elderly people is expected to dramatically rise to 80% in less than 20 years, new figures from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) reveal. Around...
Preview of WHO’s new International Classification of Diseases released

Preview of WHO’s new International Classification of Diseases released

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the advance preview of the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) this week. What has been added...
HPV vaccination reduces cervical cancer-causing infections by 86%

HPV vaccination reduces cervical cancer-causing infections by 86%

The HPV vaccination has resulted in substantial reductions in the number of young women in England who have the infections which can cause cervical...
Gaming addiction is to be implemented into health systems

Gaming addiction is to be implemented into health systems

With gaming addiction being classified as an official mental health disorder, children will now be treated for the disorder on the NHS and other...
Obesity can increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the hip

Obesity can increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the hip

Childhood and adult obesity increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the hip and knee, a new study presented at the Annual European Congress...
Extent of immune response linked with joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis

Extent of immune response linked with joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis

A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, has shown that a broad mixture of different antibodies in the joints is the dominant factor that...
Connecting patients with a rare digestive disorder to research and cures

Connecting patients with a rare digestive disorder to research and cures

Life with a rare digestive disorder often means suffering with disabling symptoms for years before receiving the correct diagnosis and appropriate care. Patient advocacy...
Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pressure

Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pressure

A new study has found that 50-year-olds with blood pressure higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat...
Customised resistance exercise is a factor for success with fibromyalgia

Customised resistance exercise is a factor for success with fibromyalgia

The correct support and individually adjusted resistance exercises have been found to produce considerable health improvements in female patients with fibromyalgia, according to research...
Type 1 diabetes in children: everything you need to know

Type 1 diabetes in children: everything you need to know

Type 1 diabetes in children is an ever-growing issue, so in this Diabetes Week, we take a look into the facts and figures behind...
Over half of diabetes patients are treated for mental health

Over half of diabetes patients are treated for mental health

A new study from a leading mental health provider reports that over half of the people living with diabetes in the UK have been...
Loneliness found to be strong predictor of premature death

Loneliness found to be strong predictor of premature death

Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, a new study presented at EuroHeartCare 2018 suggests. Loneliness and social isolation...
Antibodies work together to enhance immune system against malaria

Antibodies work together to enhance immune system against malaria

A recent study has discovered a previously unnoticed characteristic of antibodies against the malaria parasite that improves immune system response, aiding scientists in developing...
Could time in education increase your risk of short-sightedness?

Could time in education increase your risk of short-sightedness?

Being in full-time education for longer periods of time could make you more susceptible to developing short-sightedness (myopia), according to a new study published...
England one of worst countries for survival rates for breast cancer

England one of worst countries for survival rates for breast cancer

Older women with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive the disease than four other European countries (Poland, Belgium, Ireland and the...
Triggers of acute heart failure found to vary depending on location

Triggers of acute heart failure found to vary depending on location

The triggers of acute heart failure vary depending on where someone is in the world, according to new findings from the REPORT-HF registry presented...
New data reveals cases of gonorrhoea are at their highest

New data reveals cases of gonorrhoea are at their highest

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) have revealed that 420,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were diagnosed in 2017, with gonorrhoea cases...

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