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Chronic diseases can be defined as those that persist for a long period of time, in most cases causing the sufferer health issues for longer than a period of 3 months. Chronic diseases in most cases cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.

Some of the most common chronic diseases include Asthma, Coronary Artery Disease, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Osteoporosis to name but a few.

cancer immunotherapy

Reducing resistance to cancer immunotherapy with groundbreaking lipid

A team of Japanese scientists has potentially discovered an innovative method to reduce a patient’s resistance to cancer immunotherapy. The team, based at the Hokkaido...
T cells

Stem-like T cells may enhance immunotherapy cancer treatment

A team of researchers has made a potentially groundbreaking discovery in cancer treatment, identifying that stem-like T cells may be proficient in fighting against...
cause of colon cancer

The use of antibiotics may be a cause of colon cancer

A team of Swedish researchers has identified that the use of antibiotics is a potential cause of colon cancer, exacerbating the risk of developing...

Experts warn COVID-19 recovery could take longer than a year

Around one half of patients who were hospitalised with COVID-19 still experience health issues related to the virus after one year, a study has...
palliative cancer treatment

Vitamin D mitigates opioid requirement in palliative cancer treatment

A new study suggests that supplementing vitamin D deficient patients with exogenous vitamin D minimises the need for pain relief in people undergoing palliative...
HER2-positive breast cancer

A major breakthrough in HER2-positive breast cancer research

Researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery in advancing treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer, one of the most aggressive forms of the disease. Conducted by a...
metastatic melanoma

Optimising metastatic melanoma therapy by combining two treatments

A novel study has potentially revealed the most optimal strategy for combatting metastatic melanoma by combining chemotherapy and BRAF oncogene inhibitors. The study, conducted as...
prostate cancer treatment

New prostate cancer treatment prolongs patient life significantly

A team of international researchers have developed a novel prostate cancer treatment that effectively targets the disease and prolongs patient life. The new prostate cancer...
acute pancreatitis

Combatting acute pancreatitis with new monoclonal antibody

A phase two global study has confirmed that the investigational drug evinacumab can successfully reduce triglycerides in patients with acute pancreatitis. The study, led by...
blood clots

Recurring upper body blood clots caused by COVID-19

A novel study has identified the propensity for COVID-19 to generate the recurrence of blood clots in the upper body of patients for the...
UK cystic fibrosis treatment achieves poorer outcomes than the US

UK cystic fibrosis treatment achieves poorer outcomes than the US

New research has indicated that children in the UK with cystic fibrosis (CF) have worse health outcomes than those in the US, signifying a...
machine learning

Identifying epigenetic drivers of cancer with machine learning

Scientists have developed an innovative machine learning technique that is able to identify the epigenetic drivers of cancers accurately. The study, published in Cancer Discovery,...
colon cancer

Correlation discovered between obesity-related colon cancer and inflammasomes

Evidence has emerged that the growth of obesity-related colon cancer is influenced by protein complexes called inflammasomes. New research, conducted by scientists from the University...

Novel method for enhancing tumours’ response to treatment

A team of researchers have innovated a new strategy that increases tumour receptiveness to cancer drugs, potentially augmenting the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The research,...
cardiovascular disease

Novel probe invention provides early cardiovascular disease detection

A team of researchers has developed a novel probe that enables earlier detection of cardiovascular disease, one of the leading worldwide causes of mortality. The...

The first tumour-uninformed cancer DNA detection test

A novel study has assessed the world’s first-ever tumour-uninformed cancer detection test for patients in remission. The innovative testing method, called Guardant Reveal, was developed...
Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere’s empowering app helps patients to manage their long-term health conditions at home. Healthcare is changing and Healthcare Anywhere believes it is able to...
lung cancer

Lung cancer mortality influenced by pre-operative patient status

Researchers from Japan have discovered a correlation between pre-operative patient status and lung cancer mortality rate. The research, published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia...
prostate cancer

Specialist from Prostate Cancer UK discusses combatting the disease

Prostate Cancer UK Senior Specialist Nurse Emma Craske speaks with HEQ about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Founded in 1996 as the Prostate...
HIV prevention

HIV prevention medication underutilised by high-risk demographics

A new study reveals that medication for HIV prevention is not being utilised by people with a high-risk of contracting the disease, despite it...

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