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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland. Lung and pancreatic cancer death rates continue to rise in women

Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. In the latest predictions for … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Aspirin linked to reduction in risk of several cancers of the digestive tract

Aspirin is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing several cancers of the digestive tract, including some that are almost invariably fatal, such as pancreatic and liver cancers. The largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Risk of severe COVID-19 could be increased in people with COPD and smokers due to higher levels of ‘entry point’ enzyme in lungs

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and people who currently smoke may have higher levels of a molecule, called angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE-2), in their lungs according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. [1] Previous research … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Newborns infected with COVID-19 in China experienced mild symptoms

Researchers have identified a total of four cases of newborn babies with COVID-19 infection in China. In all cases the babies experienced only mild symptoms with none requiring intensive care or mechanical ventilation according to research published in in the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory
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