Medicine

Breast cancer

One in six women diagnosed with breast cancer have a symptom other than a...

Around one in six women (17%) diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump - the most...
Ebola Virus

Ebola adapted to target human cells during the 2013-16 epidemic

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that Ebola virus gained a genetic mutation during the 2013-16 epidemic, which might have...
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Poor nutrition in pregnancy can age baby’s heart

New research has shown that the child of a slightly undernourished mother is more likely to suffer early aging of the heart. That's according to...
Diet rich in vitamin C

Diet rich in vitamin C can reduce risk of cataract (an eye aging problem)...

A diet rich in vitamin C could cut risk of cataract progression by a third, suggests a study being published online today in Ophthalmology,...
Rap 1 gene

Scientists find Rap1 gene as a potential new target to treat obesity

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the...
Mountain Hiking

Patients with low risk prostate cancer on active surveillance experience good quality of life

Active surveillance (AS) has become an increasingly important alternative to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer. However, what...
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Fat cells can help fight against breast cancer, says research

New research led by York University Professor Michael Connor highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer;...
prostate cancer

Radical treatment combined with examination can halve death from prostate cancer

Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only...
Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss than other treatments

Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance than are other surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment, according to a...
UHN

Scientists look beyond genes to find more factors of breast cancer development

Breast cancer researchers have discovered that mutations found outside of genes that accumulate in estrogen receptor positive breast tumors throughout their development act as...