Archives for March, 2018

Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

March 27th, 2018
Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

New research suggests that there has been an increase in the number of cases of cancer that are related to carrying excess body weight. Cancer Research UK claims that the number of cases of cancer caused by smoking is falling, while those associated with obesity and being overweight are increasing. The charity found that 6.3 […]

Scientists claim stem cell transplants could be a ‘game changer’ for MS sufferers

March 20th, 2018
Scientists claim stem cell transplants could be a ‘game changer’ for MS sufferers

Scientists claim that stem cell transplants could be a ‘game changer’ for patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis. The results of international trials show that a stem cell transplant can help to stop the development of the disease and ameliorate symptoms. The treatment works by using cancer drugs to “wipe out” the immune system and […]

Researchers link exercise in old age to improved immunity

March 13th, 2018
Researchers link exercise in old age to improved immunity

Researchers have revealed that exercise in old age can have a dramatic impact on immunity. Scientists who followed more than 100 cyclists found that regular exercise in old age led to incredible benefits for the immune system. A team of researchers tracked 125 long distance cyclists and discovered that some who were in their 80’s […]

NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

March 6th, 2018
NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

NHS England has shared details of a significant breakthrough in trials used to find a more effective, quicker prostate cancer diagnosis method. CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said that a ‘one-stop service’, which is currently under trial in London, could reduce diagnosis time from around six weeks to a few days. The testing process […]

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