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Eye donations: what stops people?

Despite a shortage of corneas for transplant purposes, our new research reveals that eyes are the one body part we are least likely to donate. Our study considered the reasons why people are hesitant to donate eyes, despite 86 per cent of people in the UK valuing sight above any other sense.

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The future of simulated teaching methods

In healthcare, we have physicians, nurses and paramedics who know the textbook by heart and know exactly what they need to do, but have never experienced the procedure first-hand, or they have no experience responding to adverse events that may occur.

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New insights into cancer cell signaling could help prevent metastases

New insights into cancer cell signaling could help prevent metastases

Research published yesterday in Nature Communications has revealed a previously unknown mechanism by which metastasizing cancer cells survive when they break away from the primary tumor.

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Pre-operative MRI for breast cancer patients may need to be done in a different position

Pre-operative MRI for breast cancer patients may need to be done in a different position

The difference in how a woman is positioned during MRI prior to breast conserving surgery distorts and displaces tumors while the surgery is being performed, report researchers.

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Could artificial intelligence help to combat stress?

Stress is actually a bit of a buzzword. The initial definition was “the reaction to changes”, which is why you get stressed also when good things happen, hence the distinction between good stress, eustress, and bad stress, distress.

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Unseen health risks of aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis means narrowing of the aortic valve, which is the out flow valve from the left ventricle, the pumping chamber of the heart. This is the valve which opens to allow blood to flood out of the heart and all-round the body.

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Health A to Z

Sarcomas, latest developments in diagnosis and treatment

Sarcomas are rare tumours of connective tissue, and as a result they can affect any part of the body. These are tumours of fat, nerves, bone, tendons, muscle and skin.

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Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a debilitating and fatal lung disease that affects approximately 3 million people worldwide. Despite the condition killing more people every year than some cancers it remains relatively unheard of, frequently misdiagnosed and little understood.

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The Risks of Prediabetes

While many are familiar with type 2 diabetes, few are aware of prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects 86 million Americans (more than one in three adults) and often leads to type 2 diabetes.

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Hidden signs of heart problems

Since 1 in 4 deaths in the UK are related to a heart or circulatory disease, addressing heart health is a concern of national importance. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men over 50, and an estimated 7 million of us are living with an undiagnosed risk factor – high blood pressure.

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New Approaches for Fighting Demodex Mites

New Approaches for Fighting Demodex Mites

Demodex mites are one of the most challenging problems that ophthalmologists and optometrists face in the routine care of their patients.

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New tuberculosis technologies

In many countries, the private health sector is a dominant provider. In 12/22 countries with the greatest TB burden, the private sector is a major source of TB care.

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