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Mice Reveal 38 New Genes Involved in Hearing Loss
Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and King’s College London. These...
AI radiology roadmap published
A research roadmap has just been published in the journal Radiology, which highlights knowledge gaps in the literature
Scientists 'reverse engineer' brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment
Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating types of cancer, with few existing treatment options. It is a leading cause of cancer-related death in both children and young...
Novel strategy to hit 'reset button' for disease-causing genetic duplications
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a strategy for editing and repairing a particular type of genetic mutation associated with...
New tool gauges rural, older adults' knowledge of Alzheimer's disease
Many older adults live in ethnically diverse rural settings where they face a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) but often delayed diagnosis of the condition due to...
New guidance to fill 'information vacuum' on medicinal cannabis
A clinical review, published at the end of last week in the BMJ, provides new interim advice for healthcare professionals interested in prescribing cannabis-based products...
Uncovering the female bias in lupus
The autoimmune disease lupus, which can cause fatigue, a facial rash, and joint pain, occurs much more commonly in females than males, representing 85% of cases.
Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis
In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated...
UK Department of Health ramps up no-deal Brexit preparations
Amidst continued uncertainty surrounding the exact terms of UK’s exit from the European Union on 29 March this year, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has increased...
Vitamin D deficiency may cause cognitive decline
Vitamin D deficiency may weaken supportive scaffolding in the brain thus causing neurons difficulty in maintaining connections, according to a study recently published in the...
New research shows that heavy smoking can damage vision
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, according to a new paper published in Psychiatry Research.
The challenges of wearables for healthcare
There is not only growing usage of wearables more generally but also a greater implementation of these within healthcare
Electronic tool has potential to improve asthma care, study finds
A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, as the result of a new study led by...
Researchers develop new non-invasive imaging technique to assess cardiovascular risk
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a non-invasive technique for imaging the carotid artery, which could provide an earlier ad more reliable measurement of cardiovascular...
Simulator to show how cataract surgery can improve vision
Scientists from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a wearable visual simulator, which allows patients to experience how their vision will improve after...
Significant improvement in breast cancer survival rates over past three decades
Recent estimates from the US indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women's lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment
Exercise is your best defence against the dangers of hidden fat
Visceral fat is known to be a risk factor for a number of diseases but until now it has not been clear how to most effectively reduce it and how to measure the changes.
Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US
New study finds that cancer rates are increasing, and are related to obesity in younger adults in the US.
Australia’s My Health Record gets support from Ethnic Communities
Australia’s My Health Record has come under a large amount of criticism during a launch period that has been marred by a row over privacy