News archive from 5 March 2013, page 19

Genes for testicular cancer found

“Genes behind testicular cancer have been pinpointed for the first time, paving the way for a test to identify those at high risk of developing the disease,” the Daily Mail reported. It said that in two separate studies by British and American...

 

Anaesthesia with laughing gas

Laughing gas (nitrous oxide), commonly used as an anaesthetic during surgery, increases the risk of postoperative complications, newspapers reported. The Guardian explained that those patients who did not receive nitrous oxide during surgery were “50%...

 

Not touching face may help cut flu risk

“Want to avoid flu? Stop touching your face!”, reports the Daily Mail. The paper says that researchers have “found that we ‘inoculate’ ourselves with bacteria and viruses by touching our mouths and noses with our hands after brushing contaminated...

 

New TB vaccine investigated

A “new vaccine offers hope of a tuberculosis breakthrough”, reported The Independent today. The newspaper said that the existing vaccine against TB (the BCG vaccine), “provides some protection against childhood forms of the infection, but is...

 

Pollution 'linked to heart attack risk'

“Traffic fumes can trigger heart attacks, say researchers,” The Guardian reported today. It said that “breathing in large amounts of traffic fumes can trigger a heart attack up to six hours after exposure”. This large study investigated the...

 

New test for asbestos cancer

Scientists may have developed “a more sensitive test for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma”, according to a story in BBC News. This devastating cancer is usually diagnosed by looking for cancerous cells in the fluid surrounding the lungs...

 

Ultrasound for prostate cancer

“A pioneering treatment for the UK's most common male cancer is more successful than surgery or radiotherapy,” The Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper said that new research shows that intensive ultrasound therapy is as effective as traditional...

 

A test for premature birth?

“A simple saliva test could help to cut the toll of potentially dangerous premature births,” the Daily Mail has reported. It says that new research has created a test that detects levels of the hormone progesterone, which can be used to identify those...

 

New one-hour chlamydia test

A urine test can diagnose male chlamydia within an hour, according to the BBC. The sexually transmitted infection, which often has no symptoms, can cause fertility problems and is estimated to be carried by 6.8% of young men in England. This new urine...

 

Genes for testicular cancer found

“Genes behind testicular cancer have been pinpointed for the first time, paving the way for a test to identify those at high risk of developing the disease,” the Daily Mail reported. It said that in two separate studies by British and American...

 

New test for asbestos cancer

Scientists may have developed “a more sensitive test for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma”, according to a story in BBC News. This devastating cancer is usually diagnosed by looking for cancerous cells in the fluid surrounding the lungs...

 

New test for asbestos cancer

Scientists may have developed “a more sensitive test for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma”, according to a story in BBC News. This devastating cancer is usually diagnosed by looking for cancerous cells in the fluid surrounding the lungs...

 

HDL cholesterol and heart risk

“Eating lots of nuts and olive oil may be harmful for some people,” reported the Daily Mirror. The Daily Telegraph said that some heart attack patients may have genetic mutations that mean “the diet increases their risk of suffering further cardiac...

 

Ultrasound for prostate cancer

“A pioneering treatment for the UK's most common male cancer is more successful than surgery or radiotherapy,” The Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper said that new research shows that intensive ultrasound therapy is as effective as traditional...

 

Ultrasound for prostate cancer

“A pioneering treatment for the UK's most common male cancer is more successful than surgery or radiotherapy,” The Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper said that new research shows that intensive ultrasound therapy is as effective as traditional...

 


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