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Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Arthritis

New Alzheimer's drug offers hope for end to 'terrifying' psychosis affecting half of all patients

A new drug promises to spare hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer’s sufferers from “terrifying” hallucinations and paranoia, researchers have announced.<p>Scientists have successfully tested the first medicine capable of treating psychosis, which affects around half of patients with the disease, without …

Dementia

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

A large scale NIHR-funded trial shows that increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour …

Dementia

Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy

Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch.<p>A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer shows early signs of diabetes with astonishing …

Diabetes

The promising leukaemia trial treatment

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, or CLL, is the most common form of leukaemia, and it kills. If chemotherapy fails, most patients can only expect to live for another few years.<p>But there are dramatic developments in the search for a cure.<p><i>Find me a cure is on iPlayer Radio,</i> click here<i>to listen.</i>

Cancer

Intermountain Precision Genomics Announces Hereditary Cancer Panels

Intermountain Precision Genomics Core Laboratory has begun to validate and launch several tests that will identify disease-causing genetic variants …

Cancer

New blood test could help detect eight common cancers before they spread

Australian researchers believe CancerSEEK will save thousands of lives and hope it will be widely available in a few years<p>Australian researchers have said a groundbreaking new blood test that can detect eight common types of cancer before they spread will save countless lives.<p>They said “liquid …

Time For Big Pharma To Step Up Before The Drug Price Debate Rises Again

In today’s social and political climate, public opinion and public action can galvanize and turn on an issue in an instant. We’re seeing it right now as the personal misconduct of public figures eviscerates careers and upends personal lives. We saw something similar on the political front happen …

Pharma

Woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists develop first diagnostic test

A British woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease has helped scientists discover 10 molecules linked to the condition which could lead to the first diagnostic test.<p>Researchers at Manchester University first began to believe Parkinson’s might have a discernible odour when Joy Milne of Perth, …

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

NHS doctors fell 'dirty' working with private industry, health chief says

Live-saving NHS innovations are being held up because doctors think it is “dirty” to work with the private sector, the Government’s most senior health advisor has said.<p>Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, told Parliament that staff were reluctant to associate with profit-making bodies even …

Physiology

Controversial sugar industry study on cancer uncovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry's controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper.<p>The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, …

Diabetes

Cancer patients 18 times more likely to survive with early diagnosis

Early cancer diagnosis makes a "staggering" difference to survival rates, with patients 18 times more likely to live when the disease is caught sooner, the head of the NHS has sad.<p>Simon Stevens said improving speed of cancer diagnosis is now the biggest challenge facing the service, as he outlined …

Cancer

Home | OpenPrescribing

Every month, the NHS in England publishes anonymised data about the drugs prescribed by GPs. But the raw data files are large and unwieldy, with more …

Bad Science

Beautiful Places You Must See on Your North Island Road Trip

<b>New Zealand is not a small country but a large village” ~ Peter Jackson.</b><p>New Zealand’s North Island can be somewhat overlooked for natural beauty as …

Medication management app Echo raises £7M Series A led by White Star Capital

Echo, the U.K. startup that offers an app to help you manage your medication and order repeat prescriptions for delivery, has raised £7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by White Star Capital, with participation from MMC Ventures, LocalGlobe, and Rocket Internet’s Global Founders …

Venture Capital