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2013 September

Education 'could be key to tackling female obesity'

A study has suggested that educating people could be a key way to tackle the growing problem of obesity.New research has suggested that education might be a key area to target for those who are tackling the issue of rising obesity among females who have sedentary occupations.According to a study…
2013 September

'About a quarter of us' experience fewer, less diverse intestinal bacteria

A new study suggests that one-quarter of people have fewer and less diverse intestinal bacteria than the rest of the population.A five-year, EU-funded study - which used pioneering DNA analysis and bioinformatics techniques to map bacteria found in the human intestine - has revealed that roughly one in four people…
2013 September

Causes of deadly heart disease discovered

Researchers believe they have discovered the causes of staphylococcal infective endocarditis.Scientists continue to investigate the causes of a great number of conditions in order to garner a better understanding of them - and thereby develop and improve treatments for the various illnesses.Now, researchers from the University of Iowa believe they…
2013 September

Damaging bacteria 'manipulate the human immune system to survive'

Researchers have shown how a damaging bacterium is capable of suppressing the human immune system, causing duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer.Researchers have shown how Helicobacter pylori - a bacterium found in the stomach lining of roughly half of the world's population, which is known to cause potentially fatal diseases -…
2013 September

Researchers hope for progress on Graves' disease treatment

Scientists believe they may have made a breakthrough that could lead to a treatment for Graves' disease patients being developed.A treatment for people with Graves' disease could be on the cards as a result of pioneering research carried out in the UK.Experts at King's College London School of Medicine have…
2013 September

More support needed to help women complete tamoxifen course, says charity

Breast Cancer Campaign is calling for more support for women taking tamoxifen to help them to complete the five-year treatment course.As news fills the media of hundreds of women being forced to stop taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen as a result of unpleasant side effects, Breast Cancer Campaign is…
2013 September

Complement system influences skin microbiome, reveals study

A new study has shown the role of the immune system in monitoring and maintaining bacterial populations on the skin.New research has shown that the immune system plays a crucial role in influencing the microbiome - defined as the total number of microbes, their genetic elements and environmental interactions -…
2013 September

Stress gene enables spread of cancer, says study

New research has revealed a link between a stress gene in cells of the immune system and the spread of cancer.Scientists believe that a gene in immune system cells known as ATF3 may be the vital link between stress and cancer spreading.One of the most dangerous aspects of many forms…
2013 September

Urinary incontinence common among cancer survivors

A study has found urinary incontinence to be relatively common among people who survive cancer.People who have been treated successfully for certain forms of cancer appear to have an increased risk of urinary incontinence, compared with the general population.Researchers at the University of North Carolina in the US analysed data…
2013 September

Immune system responsible for stress-related anxiety, says study

New research has identified how cells of the immune system are responsible for feelings of anxiety in an individual who is exposed to stress.When individuals are exposed to stressful environments, the ways in which different people react will vary hugely. However, a common response is that of feelings of anxiety…