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Two shots of TB vaccine can reverse type 1 diabetes for years

Posted On: 25/06/2018

By Sarah Knapton Health THE BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown. US researchers found that one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, reduced average blood sugar levels to ... read the rest »

NHS Choices

Posted On: 31/01/2018

Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos and tools from the NHS on more than 100 topics, including alcohol, diet, fitness, tiredness and weight loss, giving you and your family tips on h... read the rest »

Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria

Posted On: 03/11/2017

"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of cancer treatment call... read the rest »

Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?

Posted On: 02/11/2017

"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age. The difference... read the rest »

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk

Posted On: 01/11/2017

"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a link between medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and stomach cancer. Wi... read the rest »

Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial

Posted On: 31/10/2017

A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial", the Daily Mirror reports the drink "could help stave o... read the rest »

Marriage may help lower dementia risk

Posted On: 30/10/2017

"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers," BBC News reports. The news comes from a study looking at the link between social relationships and the risk of developing dementia. The study include... read the rest »

Afternoon open heart surgery 'leads to fewer complications'

Posted On: 27/10/2017

"Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests," says The Guardian. Researchers in France were interested in whether the time of day of the operation was carried out affected the rate of complications following a type of open heart surgery know... read the rest »

Report calls for better mental health support in the workplace

Posted On: 26/10/2017

"Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," writes BBC News. This was just one of the UK media outlets that published the findings of a report looking at the extent of mental ill health in the workplace... read the rest »

New genetic variants associated with breast cancer identified

Posted On: 25/10/2017

"Do you have one of the 180 breast cancer genes? One in five women has a variant that raises her risk of the condition by a third" is the rather inaccurate headline in the Mail Online. The story covers 2 new studies looking for genetic variations known as single nucleot... read the rest »

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