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New strategies needed to encourage male cancer survivors to consider future fertility

New strategies needed to encourage male cancer survivors to consider future fertility

Jan. 3, 2013 — New strategies are needed to encourage men who have banked sperm prior to cancer treatment to engage with ongoing fertility monitoring programmes, researchers from the University of Sheffield have found Continue reading

UK ranks fifth for child diabetes

UK ranks fifth for child diabetes

1 January 2013 Last updated at 21:23 ET The UK ranks the fifth highest in the world for the rate of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, figures reveal. Each year in the UK more than 24 in every 100,000 children aged 14 and younger are told that they have this form of diabetes, which must be treated with insulin. Experts say it is unclear why the figure is so high. Continue reading

UK ranks fifth for child diabetes

UK ranks fifth for child diabetes

1 January 2013 Last updated at 21:23 ET The UK ranks the fifth highest in the world for the rate of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, figures reveal. Each year in the UK more than 24 in every 100,000 children aged 14 and younger are told that they have this form of diabetes, which must be treated with insulin. Experts say it is unclear why the figure is so high Continue reading

Counterfeit vodka warning issued

Counterfeit vodka warning issued

30 December 2011 Last updated at 19:28 ET People seeking cheap alcohol as part of new year celebrations have been warned by council trading standards teams about the dangers of counterfeit vodka. Continue reading

Counterfeit vodka warning issued

Counterfeit vodka warning issued

30 December 2011 Last updated at 19:28 ET People seeking cheap alcohol as part of new year celebrations have been warned by council trading standards teams about the dangers of counterfeit vodka. Fake vodka recently seized had high levels of methanol, which can cause blindness, and industrial solvents Continue reading

Study hints that stem cells prepare for maturity much earlier than anticipated

Study hints that stem cells prepare for maturity much earlier than anticipated

Dec. 27, 2012 — Unlike less versatile muscle or nerve cells, embryonic stem cells are by definition equipped to assume any cellular role. Scientists call this flexibility “pluripotency,” meaning that as an organism develops, stem cells must be ready at a moment’s notice to activate highly diverse gene expression programs used to turn them into blood, brain, or kidney cells. Continue reading

Benefits of higher oxygen, breathing device persist after infancy

Benefits of higher oxygen, breathing device persist after infancy

Dec. 26, 2012 — By the time they reached toddlerhood, very preterm infants originally treated with higher oxygen levels continued to show benefits when compared to a group treated with lower oxygen levels, according to a follow-up study by a research network of the National Institutes of Health that confirms earlier network findings, Moreover, infants treated with a respiratory therapy commonly prescribed for adults with obstructive sleep apnea fared as well as those who received the traditional therapy for infant respiratory difficulties, the new study found Continue reading

Benefits of higher oxygen, breathing device persist after infancy

Benefits of higher oxygen, breathing device persist after infancy

Dec. 26, 2012 — By the time they reached toddlerhood, very preterm infants originally treated with higher oxygen levels continued to show benefits when compared to a group treated with lower oxygen levels, according to a follow-up study by a research network of the National Institutes of Health that confirms earlier network findings, Moreover, infants treated with a respiratory therapy commonly prescribed for adults with obstructive sleep apnea fared as well as those who received the traditional therapy for infant respiratory difficulties, the new study found Continue reading

Minister wants magazine diets axed

Minister wants magazine diets axed

27 December 2012 Last updated at 04:30 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jo Swinson MP: “We need a more positive body image message” A government minister has written to magazine editors asking them not to promote post-Christmas “miracle” diets because they pose a “health risk”. Continue reading

Immune system changes may drive aggressiveness of recurrent tumors

Immune system changes may drive aggressiveness of recurrent tumors

Dec. 26, 2012 — Nearly half of the 700,000 cancer patients who undergo surgical removal of a primary tumor each year suffer a recurrence of their disease at some point, and many of those patients will eventually die from their disease. Continue reading