Study exposes risks of skin cancer in elite swimmers
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Only a small proportion of elite swimmers regularly checked their skin for signs of cancer despite being at increased risk, according to University of Queensland research. Forty-four South East Queensland athletes and 23 support staff took part in a pilot study conducted by the Frazer Institute’s Professor H. Peter Soyer and Professor Monika Janda from the Centre for Health Services Research. Athletes and support staff are exposed to high levels of UV rays during training and competitions. Image, UQ Professor Soyer said three athletes who took part in the study reported a previous history of ..read more
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Melanoma Death Rate Higher in Patients with Darker Skin
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1d ago
A podcast series explores the disproportionately high mortality rate for people with darker skin diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the rate has increased by about one-third over the last decade in the UK. Researchers have projected a record high of 20,800 cases this year with an expected rise to 27,000 by 2040. Academic studies have found that “though people of colour are less likely to become afflicted with skin cancer, they are much more likely to die from it.” One episode of the The Living with Melanoma podcast series explores the Melano ..read more
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Bioengineering breakthrough could improve bone regeneration treatments
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2d ago
A bioengineering breakthrough which helps repair damaged bones without causing the negative side effects of other treatments could lead to better results for patients, scientists say. It could support the development of new treatments to help people living with serious skeletal injuries or cancer patients who have lost bone to the disease to regrow bone tissue. Researchers in Scotland have found a new way to harness the powerful healing effect of ‘growth factors’ – naturally-occurring molecules which help the body to regenerate. Growth factors play an important role in developmental biology ..read more
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1 in 4 ambulance workers witness a death due to delays
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2d ago
One in four ambulance workers has witnessed a death due to delays in the past three years, a mass GMB survey has found. The poll of almost 3,000 ambulance workers across the UK found that: 24.4 per cent of ambulance workers had witnessed a death due to delays during the past three years A further third (31 per cent) know of a case where this has happened Almost half (43 per cent) spent an entire shift waiting outside A&E in past three years 82 per cent have suffered verbal abuse in the past three years, with 33 per cent suffering 1 in 4 ambulance workers witness a death due to delays as s ..read more
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Dental crisis now a top issue on the doorstep
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2d ago
The British Dental Association has said failure to set out credible plans to save NHS dentistry will hit the parties at the ballot box, with evidence showing the state of the service is now at the forefront of voter concerns. A new survey of voters in England by YouGov reveals the access crisis in dentistry is a top doorstep issue in this General Election: As a local issue, voters have placed dentistry above traditional doorstep concerns like crime, the state of the high street and public transport. Nearly a third of voters identified it as a top local concern (28%) Dental crisis now a top is ..read more
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Disproportionate death rate for melanoma patients with darker skin.
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2d ago
A podcast series explores the disproportionately high mortality rate for people with darker skin diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the rate has increased by about one-third over the last decade in the UK. Researchers have projected a record high of 20,800 cases this year with an expected rise to 27,000 by 2040. Academic studies have found that “though people of colour are less likely to become afflicted with skin cancer, they are much more likely to die from it.” One episode of the The Living with Melanoma podcast series explores the Dispro ..read more
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Breaking the silence on men’s mental health
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2d ago
Poor mental health affects all genders, but many men suffer in silence and this Men’s Health Week, Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Clinical Director at The Cabin, Asia’s premier rehabilitation center, is helping men to break that silence, encouraging open conversations, and ensuring men have the support they deserve to thrive, not just survive. The nation’s suicide statistics paint a grim picture and the stark reality of significantly higher suicide rates among men in the UK demands immediate action. According to Mind, 75% of all suicides are by males, and men under 50 are three times more likely t ..read more
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Researchers engineer bacteria for targeted chemotherapy delivery
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2d ago
Traditional chemotherapy often poses significant challenges, including severe side effects, damage to healthy tissue and limited efficacy.  Now, researchers at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine) have developed a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment — one that is a more targeted, effective, and less toxic alternative to traditional chemotherapy. This new approach not only improves treatment effectiveness but also significantly reduces the required drug dosage for cancer treatment. Led by Associate Professor Matthew Chang, researchers ..read more
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Weight loss medications: UK towns and cities
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2d ago
The UK towns and cities most interested in weight loss medications – Bolton ranks top   New data has revealed the UK areas most interested in weight loss medications according to search data, with Bolton taking the top spot.  In second was Croydon, while Doncaster followed in third for areas most interested in the use of weight loss medications.  The research looked at the Google search volume of weight loss medication-related terms, such as ‘best weight loss medication”, as well as weight loss medications, such as Wegovy and Saxenda.   Interest in weight loss me ..read more
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Schools: More support to improve health and wellbeing in children
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2d ago
New report calls for more support for schools to improve health and wellbeing in children and young people Northumbria University academics have contributed to a new report, published by the Centre For Young Lives, which calls for more support for schools to fix the broken school food system and boost children’s physical activity in order to tackle issues such as childhood obesity and food insecurity. The report, produced in collaboration with the N8 Research Partnership, Child of the North, Health Equity North and a number of universities including three Northumbria University academics, out ..read more
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