One small alcoholic drink a day is linked to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation

A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. The study, published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Socioeconomic background linked to survival after having a cardiac arrest in hospital

Hospital in-patients from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to receive prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after their hearts stop beating and less likely to survive than patients from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. These are the findings of a new study in … Continue reading

Published Monday, December 21st, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Health of fathers-to-be is linked to risk of pregnancy loss

More than a quarter of pregnancies might be ectopic or end in miscarriage or stillbirth if the father-to-be is unhealthy and has three or more medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. In a … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Fertility

Cancer patients receiving immunotherapy drugs have a higher risk of heart problems

A study of over a thousand cancer patients treated with immunotherapy drugs has found these patients are at greater risk of heart problems, including death from heart attack or stroke. The patients had either lung cancer or malignant melanoma (a … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Tanning beds and sunbathing may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis

Tanning beds and sunbathing not only increase a woman’s chances of developing malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, but may also be linked to a greater risk of developing endometriosis, according to new research. A study of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Artificial intelligence solution to a 50-year-old science challenge could ‘revolutionise’ medical research

Inside every cell, thousands of different proteins form the machinery that keeps all living things – from humans and plants to microscopic bacteria – alive and well. Almost all diseases, including cancer, dementia and even infectious diseases such as COVID-19, … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 30th, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Posted in Uncategorized

High blood pressure in midlife is linked to increased brain damage in later life

Higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. In particular, the study found that there was a strong association between diastolic … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Neuroscience

Study of COVID-19 levels in oncology staff suggests need for more extensive testing

Second study reveals impact of COVID-19 on oncology staff and their work A study of oncology staff carried out immediately after the spring peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK indicates that many had been infected with the coronavirus … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Infectious diseases

Study of emergency workers in New York City shows COVID-19 risk to firefighters and emergency medical workers

Firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City were 15 times more likely to be infected during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the general public, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. [1] … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Artificial intelligence can help to improve prognosis and treatment for glioblastoma

In the first study of its kind in cancer, researchers have applied artificial intelligence to measure the amount of muscle in patients with brain tumours to help improve prognosis and treatment. Dr Ella Mi, a clinical research fellow at Imperial … Continue reading

Published Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer