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Tackling the nutrition challenge with personal trainers

Tackling the nutrition challenge with personal trainers

The importance of nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle is recognised by most personal trainers, however concerns have been raised about their competence to provide individualised nutrition advice... [More]
Managing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: an interview with Dr Richard Sandford, University of Cambridge

Managing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: an interview with Dr Richard Sandford, University of Cambridge

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common inherited kidney diseases. It's also one of the most common reasons that people require dialysis or transplantation... [More]
BaseHealth Enterprise launches "genomics inside" any platform or program, take a look?

BaseHealth Enterprise launches "genomics inside" any platform or program, take a look?

BaseHealth, a platform enabler that adds genomic precision to modern health and wellbeing offerings, today announced its new integrated enterprise offering for health organizations... [More]
Being underweight in middle age associated with increased dementia risk

Being underweight in middle age associated with increased dementia risk

Middle-aged people who are underweight (with a Body Mass Index [BMI] less than 20 kg/m2) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. [More]
VolitionRx adds three new laboratory automation systems to expedite sample analysis for its large ongoing clinical trials

VolitionRx adds three new laboratory automation systems to expedite sample analysis for its large ongoing clinical trials

Using its first installed robot, VolitionRx has recently completed the analysis of a first NuQ® assay on the complete set of 4,800 blood samples for its large retrospective, symptomatic population colorectal cancer study in collaboration with Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. [More]
Better insulin injection technique can improve blood glucose control in diabetes patients, says study

Better insulin injection technique can improve blood glucose control in diabetes patients, says study

A recent study by Grassi et al. has concluded that blood glucose control in diabetes patients who inject insulin can be improved through better injection technique, which includes switching patients to 4 mm pen needles. [More]
Shorter individuals at greater risk of heart disease

Shorter individuals at greater risk of heart disease

In a study of more than 200,000 people with or without heart disease, researchers from the University of Leicester found that for every 2.5 inch decrease in a person’s height, the risk of coronary heart disease increased by 13.5%... [More]
University of York scientists use low temperature plasmas to treat prostate cancer

University of York scientists use low temperature plasmas to treat prostate cancer

Scientists at the University of York have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer using low temperature plasmas (LTPs). [More]
Study: Viagra, other related drugs not a universal 'cure-all' for impotence

Study: Viagra, other related drugs not a universal 'cure-all' for impotence

Viagra and other related drugs are not a universal 'cure-all' for impotence, according to a new study from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research. [More]
Researchers link loss of WAVE1 gene to lethal form of prostate cancer

Researchers link loss of WAVE1 gene to lethal form of prostate cancer

Researchers at Upstate Medical University and Harvard University have linked the loss of key gene, WAVE1, to a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the journal Oncotarget. [More]
Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training programme results in slower mental decline for older people

Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training programme results in slower mental decline for older people

1260 people from across Finland, aged 60–77 years, were included in the study, with half randomly allocated to the intervention group, and half allocated to a control group, who received regular health advice only. All of the study participants were deemed to be at risk of dementia, based on standardised test scores. [More]
Researchers identify 22 genetic variations associated with increased risk of prostate cancer

Researchers identify 22 genetic variations associated with increased risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer affects one out of every 6 men during their lifetime and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death for men in the United States, resulting in an estimated 27,500 deaths in 2015. Identifying those men who have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer may reduce mortality. [More]
Simple test outperforms current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer

Simple test outperforms current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer

A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer. [More]
Astellas Pharma, Medivation announce topline results from enzalutamide Phase 2 STRIVE trial

Astellas Pharma, Medivation announce topline results from enzalutamide Phase 2 STRIVE trial

Astellas Pharma Inc. and Medivation, Inc. today announced topline results from the Phase 2 STRIVE trial comparing enzalutamide with bicalutamide in a study population of men with non-metastatic or metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. [More]
Scientists uncover the genetic root of prostate cancer

Scientists uncover the genetic root of prostate cancer

Scientists have revealed the root of prostate cancers in individual men, discovering that despite huge genetic variety between tumours they also share common gene faults - insight that could offer new treatment hopes, according to research published in Nature today (Wednesday). [More]
High levels of pesticide residues in fruits, vegetables can affect semen quality

High levels of pesticide residues in fruits, vegetables can affect semen quality

Men who ate fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues—such as strawberries, spinach, and peppers—had lower sperm count and a lower percentage of normal sperm than those who ate produce with lower residue levels, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. [More]
Loyola takes holistic approach to help couples manage their sexual health

Loyola takes holistic approach to help couples manage their sexual health

Sexual dysfunction is common among couples, yet it often goes untreated, according to specialists at Loyola University Health System's Sexual Wellness Clinic. [More]
Researchers evaluate decision aids for patient's choice of localised prostate cancer treatment

Researchers evaluate decision aids for patient's choice of localised prostate cancer treatment

Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients - but is the decision really shared? According to adjunct professor Kari Tikkinen, shared decision-making isn't easy, and clinicians need help. The international research group led by Tikkinen has studied the decision aids for treatment choice of localised prostate cancer [More]
Research opens door to new prostate cancer treatment

Research opens door to new prostate cancer treatment

Researchers from the Centenary Institute’s Origins of Cancer Program have discovered new links between nutrition and prostate cancer. [More]
Personalized gene therapy to fight against cancer

Personalized gene therapy to fight against cancer

The fight to treat cancer and eradicate tumors will likely benefit from a new set of treatments if early development phases continue to show promise, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher stated that gene therapies that are able to deliver genetic material to a specific cell population or tumor that will result in the destruction of the tumor. [More]
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