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Promising new prostate cancer test developed

An easy to produce prostate cancer tracer, a substance vital for the discovery of cancers, has been developed by King’s College London PhD student Jennifer Young. Known as 68Ga-THP-PSMA, the new tracer, which was developed with support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, can ...

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Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon – and it may be CURE

Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types ...

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Diabetes risk cut by eating THIS popular cinema snack that's rich in omega-6

Popcorn, sunflower oil, poppyseed oil and peanuts are rich in omega-6 fats. Research has claimed eating more of these foods could help to prevent type 2 diabetes. Simply changing everyday diets might help to bring diabetes numbers down, said the researchers from George Institute for Global Health. Other foods rich in omega-6 include salad dressings and mayonnaise, walnuts, almonds, pecan ...

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What is rheumatoid arthritis? Symptoms, causes and treatment of condition REVEALED

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term autoimmune condition that affects the body’s joints, particularly the hands, feet and wrists. It is the second most common form of arthritis in the UK after osteoarthritis, and affects one per cent of the UK population. The disease triggers inflammation in the joints that can lead to pain and swelling. Groups at an increased risk ...

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