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News digest – bowel screening age, reducing childhood obesity, NHS delays, and biological ‘drones’

Category: Science blog August 11, 2018 0 comments

Bowel screening age to be dropped to 50 in England and study looks to tackle childhood obesity by coaching new parents.

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News digest – breast cancer treatment, potential vape tax, high-tech MRI and cannabis extract

Category: Science blog August 4, 2018 3 comments

Cannabis extract was in the news after a study found that combining it with chemo extended the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer.

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News digest – HPV jab for boys, childhood obesity, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’ and Zika virus

Category: Science blog July 28, 2018 0 comments

The Government announced that boys will get the HPV vaccine, and severe obesity in 10 and 11-year olds hits record high.

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News digest – HPV jab for boys, low sugar chocolate, diabetes and complementary therapies might affect survival

Category: Science blog July 21, 2018 2 comments

An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.

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News digest – immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and CRISPR

Category: Science blog July 14, 2018 0 comments

A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.

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News digest – artificial ovaries, cereals high in sugar, breast screening and happy 70th birthday to the NHS

Category: Science blog July 7, 2018 0 comments

Research predicts how breast screening could be changed to cut overdiagnosis and save the NHS money, and the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

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News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

Category: Science blog June 30, 2018 0 comments

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news digest.

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News digest – Cancer in the elderly, NHS funding, lung cancer treatment and making chemo kinder

Category: Science blog June 23, 2018 1 comment

This week’s headlines: drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo and cancer rates in over-75s are ‘set to rocket’.

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News digest – breast and lung cancer immunotherapy, vaping and ASCO highlights

Category: Science blog June 9, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A breast cancer immunotherapy first and lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS use in England.

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News digest – cancer blood test, brain tumour vaccine, smoking, and how to predict a tumour’s future

Category: Science blog June 1, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A ‘simple blood test’ isn’t the finished article, and an antifungal treatment has eliminated sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice.

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