healthcare

New blood test could stop one in 10 cancer deaths: 'Holy grail' trialled by NHS could save 16,000 lives a year.

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The blood test aims to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms. Hundreds taking part in the trial are already being referred for a scan as a result. The test, if successful, could be rolled out to a million people as early as 2024.

New ‘Parp inhibitors’ could prevent certain tumours appearing

Posted in Medicine, Science on 22nd Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Breakthrough research could see some genetic cancers neutralised before they take hold and is already being used for people at risk.

Diet, smoking and other risk factors cause almost half of cancer deaths

Posted in Medicine, Science on 22nd Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The leading risk factors globally for cancer deaths for both sexes were smoking, followed by alcohol use and high BMI.

UK cancer research studies fell 32% in first year of Covid, say charities

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

National Cancer Research Institute says funding was hit as charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled due to pandemic.

First Controlled Human Trial Shows Cutting Calories Improves Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The trial found that cutting calories by a mere 14 percent for 2 years, about one less muffin per day, conferred multiple health benefits known to combat aging.