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More lung cancer patients would survive for longer if surgery rates increased

Cancer Research UK - 14/11/2011
Many more lung cancer patients would survive for longer if they had surgery to remove the disease, according to research published in the European Journal of Cancer.

Australian Senate passes cigarette pack reform

Cancer Research UK - 14/11/2011
Britain has been urged to follow the example set by the Australian government over plans to ban logos and advertising on cigarette packets.

World Diabetes Day: Act on Diabetes. Now.

totalhealth - 14/11/2011
Today is World Diabetes Day with people and monuments around the world wearing blue to enhance recognition of the Blue Circle – the global symbol of diabetesA disorder caused by insufficient or absent production of the hormone insulin by the pancreas, or because the tissues are resistant to the effects.. Almost 500 buildings are already confirmed as being bathed in blue including Inverness Castle and Winchester Cathedral as well as the Empire State Building in New York.

More than five thousand children saved since 70s thanks to better cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK - 14/11/2011
At least 5,600 more children have survived for at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer than would have done if survival rates had remained as they were in the early 1970s, according to new statistics from Cancer Research UK.

Remembrance Day: Post traumatic stress disorder in today’s soldiers

totalhealth - 11/11/2011
At this very important time, the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, of the eleventh year (for most probably the only time in our lives) we pause to remember those soldiers who laid down their lives for us. Whilst most of us will be thinking about fathers and grandfathers who fought in the First and Second World Wars it is important not to forget those in the armed forces today. read more

Provigil: I don’t wanna close my eyes…

totalhealth - 11/11/2011
…I don’t wanna fall asleep. A recent survey by Newsnight and New Scientist found that 38% of respondents had taken cognitive-enhancing drugs such as modafinil (Provigil), Ritalin and Adderall. This number is a great increase on the 20% of respondents who were found to take these drugs in April this year. read more

Neuromodulation: Innovative treatment to combat pain

totalhealth - 10/11/2011
Neuromodulation, an emerging neurosurgery technique has been found to successfully treat headaches, dystonia and Parkinson’s disease amongst other neurologicalConcerned with the nervous system. conditions.

'Epigenetic' therapy shows promise for hard-to-treat lung cancer

Cancer Research UK - 10/11/2011
A new 'epigenetic' therapy appears to be able to prolong the life of patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the results of a small clinical trial published in the journal Cancer Discovery.

Leukaemia: How and why to get tested as a donor

totalhealth - 09/11/2011
Every year an estimated 2700 people in England and Wales are diagnosed with acuteHas a sudden onset. leukaemiaA malignant condition in which increased numbers of white blood cells, leucocytes, are produced in an immature or abnormal state..

HPV vaccine 'could substantially reduce' cervical cancer incidence

Cancer Research UK - 09/11/2011
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix \offers excellent protection\ against serious cell changes that lead to cervical cancer, particularly when given to young adolescent girls before they become sexually active, according to research published in the Lancet Oncology.

Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer vaccine

totalhealth - 09/11/2011
A trial of 26 patients found that a vaccine administered monthly to women led to a survival rate of almost 14 months for breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. and 15 months for ovarianrelating to the ovaries cancer.

Fear, anxiety and embarrassment stop women going for breast screening

Cancer Research UK - 09/11/2011
Fear, anxiety and embarrassment are some of the main barriers preventing women from going for breast screening, but this alone does not account for the variations in uptake, according to new work presented today at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool today (Wednesday).

Class of breast cancer drugs could treat other types of cancer

Cancer Research UK - 09/11/2011
A class of drugs used to treat breast cancers which overproduce a protein called HER2 could also treat other types of cancer - particularly head and neck cancers, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool this week.

Bowel screening reduces cancer deaths by more than 25 per cent

Cancer Research UK - 09/11/2011
Bowel screening reduces the number of deaths from bowel cancer in Scotland by more than 25 per cent, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool this week.

Radiotherapy 'improves prostate cancer survival'

Cancer Research UK - 08/11/2011
Scientists from Canada and the UK have found evidence that combining hormone therapy with radiotherapy improves survival among prostate cancer patients.

Rheumatoid arthritis vs. osteoarthritis: War of the knee pain

totalhealth - 08/11/2011
New research from the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, has found that individuals undergoing total knee replacement surgery for rheumatoid arthritisA type of autoimmune arthritis featuring chronic inflammation of the small joints, especially in the hands and feet, and eventually leading to joint destruction and deformity have lower expectations following their surgery than osteoarthritic patients.

Scientists discover nucleoli damage could kill cancer cells

Cancer Research UK - 08/11/2011
Damaging a cell's nucleolus could destroy cancer cells by increasing levels of the most important tumour prevention protein, p53, reveals research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool, today.

Bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers show biggest improvement in diagnosis time

Cancer Research UK - 08/11/2011
NEW research shows that bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers have seen the greatest improvement in the time it takes from when a patient first visits their GP with symptoms to when they are diagnosed with the disease.

Medics miss key opportunities to prevent cancers linked to obesity

Cancer Research UK - 08/11/2011
People who work in health care are failing to give patients crucial information about the link between obesity and cancer according to new research presented today (Tuesday) at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference (NCRI) in Liverpool.

Researchers recognised by Cancer Research UK prizes

Cancer Research UK - 07/11/2011
Cancer Research UK yesterday announced the recipients of this year's Cancer Research UK Prizes at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.