Cervical pre-cancer can be detected in self-collected urine or vaginal samples

Glasgow, UK: Researchers have developed a non-invasive test to detect cervical pre-cancer by analysing urine and vaginal samples collected by the women themselves. In a presentation at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference, Dr Belinda Nedjai said that the self-sampling test … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Posted in Cancer

AI blood test can spot signs of brain tumour to speed up diagnosis

Glasgow, UK: Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumours, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. Brain tumours tend to have ambiguous symptoms, such as … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

Pattern of hospital visits offers clue to spotting people at risk of myeloma

Glasgow, UK: A condition that can progress to myeloma could be identified in patients by their unusually frequent hospital visits, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. The study found that people with a pre-cancerous blood condition … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer

Glasgow, UK: People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer. In the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomisation to investigate the causal role played by … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer

Glasgow, UK: Breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it, using a blood test that identifies the body’s immune response to substances produced by tumour cells, according to new research presented … Continue reading

Published Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

High levels of two hormones in the blood raise prostate cancer risk

Glasgow, UK: Men with higher levels of ‘free’ testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. Other factors such as older … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Deaths from liver cancer have tripled in past 20 years in England

Glasgow, UK: More people are being diagnosed with and dying from liver cancer in England than ever before, according to new research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. In 20 years, from 1997 to 2016, incidence and deaths from … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Bed time is the best time to take blood pressure medication. Largest study finds greater reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease and death from bedtime rather than morning medication

People with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk of death or illness caused by heart or blood vessel problems, compared to those … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Study provides first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs of overweight and obese people

Researchers have shown for the first time that fatty tissue accumulates in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese. Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer with wheezing … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Respiratory

Paclitaxel-coated devices are safe for unblocking arteries in lower limbs: results from largest group of patients in the ‘real world’

Devices coated with a drug called paclitaxel that are used for widening blocked arteries in legs and feet are safe and not linked to an increase in deaths, according to a study of nearly 65,000 patients, published in the European … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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