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Clinical trial: Using MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis equals or beats current standard
The results of a Phase III randomized clinical trial have shown that when it comes to detecting clinically significant prostate cancer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with targeted biopsies (MRI-TBx) matches the current standard and brings a multitude of advantages. The PRostate Evaluation for Clinically Important Disease: MRI vs Standard Evaluation Procedures (PRECISE) study will help to make prostate cancer diagnosis more accurate and less invasive. (2021-02-04)

Social media study reveals diabetics' fear of disrupted insulin supplies because of Brexit
Diabetics living in the UK worry about disruption to insulin supplies as a result of Brexit, new research shows. (2021-01-27)

NUI Galway contribute to significant breast cancer risk genes study
Breast cancer investigators in the Lambe Institute at NUI Galway have collaborated on a pivotal international study into breast cancer risk which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. The results of the study have identified that there are nine specific genes associated with breast cancer risk. (2021-01-21)

Significant number of patients with sudden loss of consciousness need pre-hospital critical care
Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) in partnership with the University of Surrey has shown the benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with a sudden, unexplained LOC of medical origin and a high prevalence of acute neurological pathology. (2021-01-07)

Young people embrace new model of teaching sexual consent, study finds
Sexual health charity Brook has adopted these latest research findings in its teaching methods (2020-12-11)

No deal Brexit could have detrimental impact for people in UK living with a rare disease
Experts have warned that a 'no deal' Brexit will result in the exclusion of the UK from the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) that were established to improve the care of patients bearing the lifelong burden of a rare disease, which require highly specialised diagnosis and treatment. (2020-12-11)

Prejudice, poverty, gender - illustrations show the reality of living with disease
Illustrations by a local artist in Nigeria have helped highlight the prejudice, barriers and stigma experienced by people living with diseases. Born from a research project, the cartoons are helping health workers and policy makers understand what it's really like to live with a neglected tropical disease (2020-11-05)

Do small gifts to donors increase charity appeal ROI?
Pre-giving incentives have different effects on different outcomes. The best strategy depends on what the charity wants to achieve. (2020-11-04)

World's first agreed guidance for people with diabetes to exercise safely
A Swansea University academic has helped draw up a landmark agreement amongst international experts, setting out the world's first standard guidance on how people with diabetes can use modern glucose monitoring devices to help them exercise safely. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals around the world, so they can help people with type 1 diabetes. (2020-10-29)

New research predicts whether rheumatoid arthritis patients will respond to treatment
A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London provides potential novel biomarkers for predicting patient responsiveness to disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). (2020-10-27)

Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement
As COVID-19 cases surged this spring, the pandemic led some people more than others to ponder their own mortality. A new study in China and the United States suggests that these people were the ones who showed the highest levels of stress and the least engagement at work. But the research also uncovered a bright spot: The right kind of boss helped reduce stress and increase engagement in their workers who were anxious about COVID-19. (2020-10-12)

Post-traumatic stress experienced by partners following miscarriage
One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study. The research, led by Imperial College London, surveyed over 100 couples who had experienced early stage pregnancy loss (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy before 12 weeks). (2020-10-09)

20-year research breakthrough offers new hope for breast cancer patients
A new treatment for breast cancer patients with hormone receptor (HR+) early stage disease who are at a high risk of recurrence has been shown to reduce the risk by 25%, according to a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. (2020-09-29)

The impact of COVID-19 on access to Parkinson's disease medication
A global survey of health professionals has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with Parkinson's disease in large parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin and South America experienced difficulty in accessing their medication, which is likely to have led to deterioration of symptom control. (2020-09-21)

New surgical approach for women at risk of ovarian cancer
A new two-stage surgical approach for cancer prevention is highly acceptable among premenopausal women at high risk of ovarian cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2020-08-24)

Research reveals toll of pandemic on those with eating disorders
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound, negative impact on nine out of ten people with experience of eating disorders, a new study from Northumbria University, Newcastle, reveals. (2020-08-23)

Leading academics call for statutory levy on gambling firms to reduce harm
Leading UK academic scientists are urging the government to introduce a statutory levy on gambling firms to deliver reductions in gambling harms. (2020-07-01)

Royal Marsden trial leads to practice changing milestone for advanced anal cancer
Results from the first ever randomised clinical trial in advanced anal cancer patients, led and supported by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK, in collaboration with colleagues in the US, Norway and Australia, has led to a practice changing milestone with a new approach to treatment which is safer and more effective than previously recommended treatments for this group of patients. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology today, (Friday 12th June 2020). (2020-06-12)

Clever computing puts millions into charities' hands
Charities can now begin accessing millions of pounds more in donations thanks to a small shift in how people can donate. (2020-06-01)

Gene defects linked to eczema, wheeze and nasal disease among babies 
A link has been discovered between a common gene defect and eczema, nasal blockage and wheeze among babies as young as six months, according to a new study at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). The research raises new questions about how soon in life these defects could start affecting babies, resulting in serious health problems, and suggests treatment targeted towards children carrying these genetic defects started soon after birth could improve their lives.   (2020-04-28)

Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health
Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons -- the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. (2020-04-02)

New drug could reverse treatment resistance in advanced multiple myeloma
Researchers at the VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands have tested a new drug in patient samples and mice with multiple myeloma and discovered that it was effective even in advanced disease -- a point when many patients currently run out of options. These promising results could pave the way for the new drug to be tested in patients. (2020-03-27)

Diabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy
A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could offer a simple and cheap solution to reduce dangerous side effects of steroid treatment, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests. (2020-02-25)

Charity care provided by nonprofit hospitals
Researchers looked at the net income of nonprofit hospitals in the US and examined how their financial status was associated with the level of charity care they provided in 2017 for uninsured and insured patients. (2020-02-17)

Zooming in on breast cancer reveals how mutations shape the tumour landscape
Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour landscape, according to research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Nature Cancer today (Monday). An international team of scientists has developed intricate maps of breast tumour samples, with a resolution smaller than a single cell. (2020-02-17)

New technique allows scientists to 'listen in' on cancer cells
Scientists have a developed a new technique to decipher how millions of individual cells are communicating with each other in miniature tumours grown in the lab, known as organoids, according to new research published in Nature Methods today (Monday). This is the first time that scientists have been able to analyse many different signalling molecules at once in individual cells within replicas of patients' tumours. (2020-02-17)

You did what with my donation? When donors feel betrayed by charities
When people learn that a charitable contribution they earmarked for a specific project was used for another cause, they feel betrayed -- and often punish the charity, new research from Washington State University indicates. (2019-12-13)

New study identifies barriers to conservation success
Inability to find or retain skilled staff and issues around local community buy-in are just some of the hurdles preventing conservation charities from achieving their goals, a ground-breaking new study has found. (2019-12-11)

Innovations in treatment of traumatic injuries with severe bleeding are saving lives
Deaths from severe bleeding after major trauma have been reduced by 40% over the last decade through a programme of research and innovation led by Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant. (2019-11-12)

Liver cancer deaths climb by around 50% in the last decade
Liver cancer deaths have increased by around 50% in the last decade and have tripled since records began, according to the latest calculations by Cancer Research UK. (2019-10-31)

Combination immunotherapy drugs herald new hope for melanoma patients with long term survival rates
A combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, has stopped or reversed the progression of advanced melanoma for five years or more in one in two patients, according to a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. (2019-09-28)

Men can be spared radiotherapy after surgery
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results from a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. These findings, from the largest ever trial of postoperative radiotherapy in prostate cancer, are being presented today (Friday Sept. 27, 2019) at the 2019 ESMO Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. (2019-09-27)

Targeted radiotherapy technique could cut treatment time from two months to two weeks
Advanced radiotherapy technology could safely deliver curative treatment for some prostate cancer patients in just one or two weeks, according to new research published today. This is a significant reduction from the current standard of care, which is one to two months and the first time such a short timeframe of treatment has been investigated in a phase III trial. (2019-09-17)

Most independent charity drug assistance programs exclude the uninsured
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined independent charity prescription drug assistance programs in the U.S. and found that nearly all--97 percent--did not provide coverage for uninsured patients. (2019-08-06)

Road verges provide refuge for pollinators
Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators -- but they must be managed better, new research shows. (2019-08-05)

Genetic differences between strains of Epstein-Barr virus can alter its activity
Researchers at the University of Sussex have identified how differences in the genetic sequence of the two main strains of the cancer-associated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can alter the way the virus behaves when it infects white blood cells. (2019-07-18)

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London's iconic sparrow?
London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame. (2019-07-16)

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges government action to tackle obesity. (2019-07-02)

PSU study finds people prefer to donate time -- even when charities lose out
Each year during the holiday season, soup kitchens and charities alike are flooded with offers to volunteer. But is a donation of your time most beneficial to the charity, or would a financial contribution provide more value? Researchers from Portland State University and Texas A&M University wondered what drives volunteering -- especially when a monetary donation would have more impact. Their study, ''Why Do People Volunteer? An Experimental Analysis of Preferences for Time Donations,'' was published in this spring in the journal Management Science. (2019-06-24)

Promising molecule targets protein to offer hope for people with Parkinson's
Results from a study published today looking at a molecule targeting clumps of alpha-synuclein, a key protein linked to Parkinson's, offers hope that it may be possible to slow down or prevent the progression of the condition in humans. (2019-06-05)

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