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Breast cancer drug, olaparib, depletes store of immature eggs in mouse ovaries. Fertility preservation counselling should be considered for young women before treatment with the drug, say researchers

Australian researchers have shown for the first time that a new drug used to treat breast cancer patients damages the store of immature eggs in the ovaries of mice. The authors of the study, which is published in Human Reproduction … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

First comparison of dangers of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes and water pipes. Any smoking and vaping technique may increase risk of COVID-19 infection and death

Smoking and vaping, whether by means of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes, stiffens the arteries, causes inflammation and damages DNA, leading to a variety of health problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. In addition, … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Respiratory

What are your chances of having a second IVF baby after fertility treatment for the first?

Women have a good chance of having a second child with the help of fertility treatment after the birth of their first child born this way, according to the first study to investigate this, published in Human Reproduction [1], one … Continue reading

Published Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Androgen-deprivation treatments for prostate cancer could protect men from COVID-19

A study of 4532 men in the Veneto region of Italy has found that those who were being treated for prostate cancer with androgen-deprivation therapies (ADT) were less likely to develop the coronavirus COVID-19 and, if they were infected, the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Infectious diseases

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

Blood test accurately detects over 50 types of cancer, often before symptoms show. Test also identifies where in the body the cancer has originated

Researchers have developed the first blood test that can accurately detect more than 50 types of cancer and identify in which tissue the cancer originated, often before there are any clinical signs or symptoms of the disease. In a paper … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Higher concentrations of IGF-1 are a probable cause of breast cancer

A growth hormone called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is likely to play a role in the development of breast cancer, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. IGF-1 is already known to encourage … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

The world faces an air pollution ‘pandemic’. Researchers say people’s lives are shortened by an average of nearly three years worldwide from different sources of air pollution

Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to a study published in Cardiovascular Research [1]. … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen

Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilised five years later. A letter in … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility
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