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World’s Largest Trial: Aspirin vs Recurring Cancer

World’s Largest Trial: Aspirin vs Recurring Cancer

Aspirin has seen documented used since way back in the times of ancient Greece. Alright, so it wasn’t just a pill you could pop back then, but certain plant extracts were found to ...

Heart Attack Test Hugely Reduces Hospital Admissions

Heart Attack Test Hugely Reduces Hospital Admissions

There are many causes of chest pain: perhaps it's strained muscles or joint inflammation, pneumonia, a panic attack... or even a dreaded heart attack. The prospect of a heart attac ...

UK Womb Transplant Trials Given Go-Ahead

UK Womb Transplant Trials Given Go-Ahead

Thousands upon thousands of women are either born without a uterus or have it removed for health-related reasons. This has massive implications for their ability to have children, ...

Could ‘Good’ Bacteria be Key to Preventing Asthma?

Could ‘Good’ Bacteria be Key to Preventing Asthma?

Contrary to popular belief, asthma isn't just a childhood condition. It affects around five-and-a-half million people in the UK alone - one in 12 adults and one in 11 children. It' ...

“Healthy” Smokers’ Lungs: Mystery Solved!

“Healthy” Smokers’ Lungs: Mystery Solved!

It makes sense to assume that all smokers have unhealthy and blackened lungs, so you might be interested to know that some smokers actually have surprisingly healthy lungs, despite ...

Could Eating More Fish Reduce the Risk of Depression?

Could Eating More Fish Reduce the Risk of Depression?

After the analysis of almost 30 studies, researchers in China believe that eating more fish could help reduce the risk of depression. Contrary to what some people think, depression ...

Weight Loss Surgery Could Cure 50% of Type-2 Diabetes

Weight Loss Surgery Could Cure 50% of Type-2 Diabetes

According to a new study published in The Lancet, weight loss surgery could put half of patients with type-2 diabetes in remission for at least five years. The trial of 60 patients ...

Cow-Less Milk Grown in the Lab

A pair of bioengineers in California are trying to create milk - but without the cow (goat, sheep, buffalo…). Perumal Gandhi and Ryan Pandya are two vegans from San Francisco who have founded a synthetic-dairy start-up business called Muufri (pronounced “Moo-free”). But the pair has not always been vegan. They miss the taste of dairy in the form of cheese and butter and ice cream, so recreating every aspect ...

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Paralysed Man Helped to Walk Again

A man who was paralysed from the neck down has been able to walk again after pioneering surgery from researchers in Poland and England, publishing their work in Cell Implantation. In 2010, Darek Fidyak was repeatedly stabbed  in the back with a knife, resulting in his spinal cord being completely severed apart from a thin piece of scar tissue on the right-hand side. Despite intensive physiotherapy - five ho ...

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Another Tremendous Step Forward for Diabetes Cure

Back in February, we told you about scientists in California who had managed to convert normal skin cells into insulin-producing pancreatic cells, urging them ever closer to the elusive cure for Type 1 diabetes. Now, another team in the US, from Harvard University, have taken their own huge step closer to discovering a cure for the condition. Type 1 is the rarest of the two types of diabetes - 10% of diabet ...

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First Euro Kidney Transplant Using Keyhole Surgery

The first kidney transplant using keyhole surgery in Europe has been carried out at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, paving the way for better and safer surgery in the future. Keyhole surgery - or laparoscopy, as it is medically known - has been used to remove kidneys from donors since the 1990s. However, implanting the organs normally involves open surgery and leaves a scar of between 20 and 25 cen ...

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Mental Health Waiting Time Targets Unveiled

For the first time, waiting time targets have been unveiled for people with mental health conditions. These targets are to be introduced from April next year, in a move that has been greatly welcomed by mental health charities. Every year, mental health issues are thought to be accountable for 70 million lost working days, a total estimated cost to the economy of around £100 billion. According to the NHS, a ...

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Brain “GPS” Discovery Gets Nobel Prize

This year, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine is being shared between three scientists, Professors Edvard and May-Britt Moser from Trondheim’s University of Science and Technology in Norway and Professor John O’Keefe from University College London. Their combined works have helped to explain not only how our brains recognise where we are, but also how we are about to navigate from one place to anoth ...

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How to Get Children to Eat Fruit & Veg

It is a problem that most parents can relate to: how to get children to eat fruit and vegetables. But a new study from the Universities of Bath, Edinburgh and Essex suggests that all it takes is to appeal to the child’s competitive side. There were 31 schools across England involved in the study, in which researchers monitored how much fruit and veg children in Year Two (six- to seven-year-olds) and Year Fi ...

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Human and Dog Rabies Could Be Wiped Out

Did you know that rabies is one of the deadliest diseases in the world? It is a serious viral infection that can be carried by most mammals, affecting the brain and nervous system. When the symptoms have developed, a person might become aggressive, suffering from hallucinations and fever, and producing excess saliva. And the disease will then be most certainly fatal, with an almost 100% case fatality rate. ...

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Should We Cut Down on TV?

How much television do you watch each day? According to new guidelines from NICE, if you are trying to watch your weight, then it might be too much. NICE - or the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - have updated their guidance on tackling obesity for the first time in eight years, with one of the new recommendations being to limit your TV-viewing to only two hours a day. You could even opt f ...

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Breath Test for TB Developed!

The search for a quick and simple tuberculosis test has taken a tremendous step forward as scientists in the US develop the world’s first breath test for the disease. Tuberculosis, or TB as it is otherwise known, affects around 8.6 million people in the world each year, and killing 1.3 million, which makes it second only to HIV. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the best defense against TB i ...

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