Dr Dawn Harper discusses the symptoms of prostate cancer Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, according to research. Data analysed by the charity Prostate Cancer UK shows it has overtaken breast cancer to be the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease, with 57,192 new cases in 2018 –
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned on Friday that, by March 2021, the newer, more contagious “UK strain” of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will be the dominant strain found in the United States.  Related story For Parents, There Is a Lot to Love in Joe Biden's COVID-19 Stimulus Plan “A more highly transmissible
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If you’ve ever wondered why your nose feels cold more often than not, you’re not alone. There are numerous reasons people experience cold noses beyond the obvious of freezing temperatures. While some are normal and no cause for concern, other reasons might indicate an underlying health condition. When you’re exposed to cold, your body sends
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Two infants in Japan may have developed lung cancer after inhaling cancer cells from their mothers at birth, according to a new case report. About 1 in 1,000 babies are born to mothers who have cancer, but only about one in 500,000 of these newborns develops cancer from their mother. Though these cases are extremely
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Bone turnover markers (BTMs) in blood and urine are useful tools in monitoring osteoporosis treatment effects and may be useful for improving patient adherence. In 2011, a Joint Committee on Bone Metabolism of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) designated Procollagen type I N-propeptide (PINP)
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Vitamin D: Sarah Jarvis discusses use in combatting COVID-19 Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain called osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D helps to regulate calcium and phosphate, which are nutrients the body optimises for bone, teeth and muscle health. Sunlight is a source of vitamin
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Taking regular walks in the woods or in city parks may enhance workers’ ability to cope with stress. The relationship was significant even after controlling for a range of factors. The study involved more than 6,000 Japanese workers. Work-related stress affects employees all over the globe. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) added burnout
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The UK is entering the initial live testing stage for the newly-developed COVID-19 immunity and vaccination passport. The system, developed by facial biometric authentication company iProov and deep tech solutions provider Mvine, enables a user’s COVID-19 test results and vaccination status to be registered without disclosing their identity. The prototype will be tested initially by
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(HealthDay)—Folks who’ve gotten through a COVID-19 infection might naturally question whether they need to get a coronavirus vaccination when their turn comes. Experts say they really need the shot anyway, because even after having COVID they might be vulnerable to reinfection. “We’re encouraging people if they meet the other criteria to get immunized because we
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Based on preclinical studies of an investigational drug to treat peripheral nerve tumors, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as part of the Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium have shown that the drug, cabozantinib, reduces tumor volume and pain in patients with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The results of the Phase 2
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