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Huntington’s disease protects against cancer

Recent research from Sweden has indicated that people with Huntington’s disease appear to have a level of protection against cancer. The researchers reviewed 40 years worth of medical records from 1969 to 2008. Out of over 1,500 patients with Huntington’s disease, just over 90 went on to develop cancer during the period. The researchers indicated [...]

By | 2012-04-13T09:00:49+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Huntington’s disease protects against cancer

Diabetes charity calls for more patient support

Diabetes UK have called for more support for diabetic patients to help control their condition. A recent analysis of NHS figures by the charity has revealed that the level of patients who are failing to keep control of their blood pressure has not improved beyond 50% in recent years. The figures suggest that out of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 April 11th, 2012|Diabetes|Comments Off on Diabetes charity calls for more patient support

Encyclopaedia of cancer knowledge published

Researchers from the UK have helped to compile a ‘book of cancer knowledge,’ cataloguing data on over 600 cancer cell lines. The researchers point out that it will be useful in both cancer research and developing cancer treatments which can be tailored to a patient’s genetic profile. The researchers worked with colleagues in the US [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Encyclopaedia of cancer knowledge published

Obesity linked to rise in kidney cancer

The number of cases of kidney cancer has quadrupled between 1975 and 2009. Experts believe that the rise is linked to obesity levels. Obesity is known to increase the risk of kidney cancer by 70%, which has a bigger impact than smoking. Obesity is also known to increase the risk of other cancers, including breast [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Obesity linked to rise in kidney cancer

Full face transplant success in America

A man in the USA has been given a full face transplant after suffering a gun accident 15 years ago. The US military paid for his treatment in the hope that techniques learned will assist soldiers who are injured and disfigured in combat. Now aged 37, Richard Lee Norris suffered massive disfiguration and lived a [...]

By | 2012-03-30T06:37:12+00:00 March 30th, 2012|Healthcare|Comments Off on Full face transplant success in America

Government announce extra funding for dementia research

The Prime Minister has announced that the research funding for dementia will be doubled to £66 million by 2015. Dementia currently affects approximately 800,000 people in the UK and is expected to rise to over a million in the next ten years. The total cost to the NHS, family and friends caring for dementia patients [...]

By | 2012-03-29T09:31:45+00:00 March 29th, 2012|Dementia|Comments Off on Government announce extra funding for dementia research

Apsrin can help in fight against cancer

Recent research from Oxford University has suggested that a small daily dose of Asprin can help to prevent cancer and may also help to treat it. The research indicated that a daily dose of between 75mg and 300mg of Asprin over three years appeared to reduce the number of cancer cases by 25%. At the [...]

By | 2012-03-26T13:05:52+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Apsrin can help in fight against cancer

Deaths from liver disease at record high

Figures from the NHS have revealed that over the last ten years, the number of deaths related to liver disease have risen by 25% and are now at a record high. The numbers of people who died from liver disease in 2001 was 9,231. This rose to 11,575 by 2009. Experts indicate that the leading [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 March 25th, 2012|Healthcare|Comments Off on Deaths from liver disease at record high

Differences in arm blood pressure indicate death risk

A recent study from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Exeter has shown that measuring blood pressure in both arms can give an indication of an increased risk of dying at an earlier age. The study involved 230 patients in Devon who were followed for a period of ten years. [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Blood Pressure|Comments Off on Differences in arm blood pressure indicate death risk

Scientists begin new stroke hibernation study

A Europe-wide study into the treatment of stroke cases by cooling the body and placing the patient into a state of hibernation is set to begin soon. The study is to involve 1,500 patients across Europe and about 200 of them will be from the UK. It is due to begin in September this year [...]

By | 2012-03-20T11:10:46+00:00 March 20th, 2012|stroke|Comments Off on Scientists begin new stroke hibernation study