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Stomach cancer breakthrough on horizon: Cell investigation could lead to new treatment

A scientist at the University of Birmingham has received a £1.4 million award from Cancer Research UK to carry out research that could discover how cancer ‘steals the keys’ from the body’s locksmiths. Dr Mathew Coleman, of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham, is set to receive £1.4m over six years to find out ...

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Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment, according to research by UC San Francisco scientists who have helped develop a faster fertility preservation technique that can achieve in two weeks what used to take a month ...

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High blood pressure warning – intensive lowering could be linked to THIS condition

However experts have revealed if people lower their blood pressure reading too intensively it could increase the risk of developing another condition. Lowering blood pressure too intensively is associated with an increase risk of chronic kidney disease, scientists have found. Chronic kidney disease is a long-term condition which means the organs are not working as well as they should. It ...

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Diet to boost brain health: The food YOU should follow to improve brain function

Inspired by findings from the Mediterranean diet experts have pinpointed some of the foods which are linked to greater intelligence and how they boost the brain’s ability to function. Researchers have found monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) – a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados are linked to general intelligence. Olive oil is one of the key ...

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Type 2 diabetes and statins link: Do the cholesterol-busting drugs increase risk?

Scientists have linked the condition to taking statins, which are prescribed to lowers levels of high cholesterol. High cholesterol can increase the risk of heart attack or a stroke and even increase the risk of heart disease. Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the UK. There has been much controversy surrounding statins over the past few ...

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