With news about the coronavirus pandemic developing daily, we’re pulling together the latest government and NHS health revises from across the UK in a separate blog post, which we’re updating regularly.
Rinse on a string could transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis
A brand-new’ sponge on a string’ test could distinguish 10 times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus- a precursor to oesophageal cancer- than current testing programmes, according to our scientists. Find out more in our blog post and the Express& Star.
— Cancer Research UK (@ CR_UK) July 31, 2020
New obesity policy launched in’ landmark period for nation’s health’
The UK Government has launched a new strategy to tackle obesity in the UK. New measures include restrictions on junk food marketing on Tv and online, along with forbids on multi-buy offers and certain instore publicities on high solid food products. There are also brand-new rules for displaying calories on restaurant menu. The new programme arrives amid originating evidence of a link between obesity and high risk from COVID-1 9. Head over to our blog or BBC News for the story.
AI could help identify prostate cancer
Using artificial intelligence( AI) software to scan biopsy samples could help flag prostate cancers that may otherwise have gone undetected. Medical experts have said that while the algorithm could be useful in overcoming pathologists’ own biases, the findings don’t necessarily prove that the AI’s diagnosis can be considered superior to humans, and that more experiment with big samples sizes is needed. More on this at iNews.
Scientists distinguish brand-new treat target for aggressive breast cancer
iNews reports scientists have disclosed a course to slow breast cancer stem cell growth in the lab. The team were particularly interested in stem cells that are resistant to hormone regiman, which can often be present when breast cancers come back after treatment, and conclude the target they’ve determined could open the door to new medicines. Dr Bruno Simoes from the University of Manchester said: “There’s a very long way to go before we can say if this approach will help these women, but we are excited by our findings.”
‘Higher extremity of normal’ blood platelet weigh could indicate cancer
Blood platelet countings at the high expiration of ordinary could be linked to an increased risk of cancer in humen aged 60 or over, according to new research by the University of Exeter. High platelet counting( otherwise known as thrombocytosis) has previously been linked to cancer, but this study looked at the records of 300,000 patients with platelet counts that were at the high dissolve of the normal range. But despite the size of the study, more experiment is needed to confirm the link and talk of a diagnostic implement may be premature. Read more at MedicalXpress.
Scientists develop working method to selectively kill off cancer cells
New Atlas relevant information on a new development where scientist employ “synthetic lethality”- when a build-up of DNA wrongdoings that normally wouldn’t harm a cell suddenly become deadly- to selectively kill off cancer without harming healthful cells in the lab. It’s still early days, but investigates hope studies and research could open the door to brand-new dope targets.
And finally …
Mobile phones and cancer have hit the headlines again, as brand-new research claims to have found a link between levels of blue flare- used in billboard ads as well as many tablet and portable inventions- and an increased risk of bowel cancer.
But despite some daring headlines, the study merely compared different levels of blue-blooded light-colored in different localities use satellite images, rather than looking at individual people’s exposure. The study found that inhabitants in areas with the highest exposure to outdoor blue sunlight- the same light used in countless tablet and portable manoeuvres- had a higher risk compared to those with the lowest exposure.
Experts tell you that while the findings are’ interesting’, the research wasn’t able to take in consideration several factors linked to bowel cancer, and it’s absurd to tell from this study whether artificial glowing causes the disease. More on this at Daily Mail and Sky News.
Scarlett Sangster is a writer for PA Media Group
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