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News digest – health warning on cigarettes, nanoparticles, ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco and…. artificial intelligence?

Category: Science blog December 16, 2017 0 comments

This week’s news features health warning on cigarettes and long-term results from a trial testing engineered immune cells in aggressive lymphoma.

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News digest – fixing NHS staff shortages, childhood obesity, a ‘ground-breaking’ trial and… British bangers?

Category: Science blog December 9, 2017 1 comment

This week’s news features a promise of over 5000 extra staff to tackle NHS shortages, and a ground-breaking personalised medicine trial for pancreatic cancer....

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News digest – diabetes, junk food ads, HPV vaccine, and… cancer drug treats HIV?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2017 0 comments

This week saw diabetes and extra weight linked to cancer, as well as a case of a man whose HIV was brought under control by a lung cancer drug.

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News digest – NHS announcements, the Budget, experimental treatments and… alcoholic jelly?

Category: Science blog November 25, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week include the NHS’ commitments to early diagnosis, a budget boost for research, and trials for new experimental treatments.

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News digest – breast cancer drugs, alcohol pricing, ‘indulgent grandparents’, and… coffee (again)?

Category: Science blog November 18, 2017 2 comments

This week saw two breast cancer drugs approved in England, and Scotland winning the right to set a minimum price for units of alcohol.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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News digest – gut bacteria, aspirin, bowel cancer in women and… ‘wonky willy’ cancer risk?

Category: Science blog November 4, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week: gut bacteria may influence immunotherapy, emergency bowel cancer diagnoses in women and lunch ‘meal deals’ are too sugary.

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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2017 1 comment

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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News digest – childhood obesity, sugar and cancer confusion, personalised cell therapy and… robots?

Category: Science blog October 21, 2017 0 comments

Obesity and sugar hogged the headlines this week alongside success stories for personalised medicine. Read the digest for more.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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