Patients with learning disabilities less likely to be diagnosed with cancer

Coronary heart disease and cancer rates among people with learning disabilities are nearly a third lower than the general population, says new research.

Men could be spared unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer with new detection method

Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even death.

New research highlights experiences of ambulance control workers

Staff who coordinate emergency services for 999 calls to the ambulance service require support to reduce stress and sickness absence, new research has found.

Multiple STIs could be detected with researchers developing a single 30 minute test

One test that could detect four of the most common sexually transmitted infections in 30 minutes and allow them to be rapidly treated, will be developed by St George’s, University of London and diagnostics company Atlas Genetics.

Allergies may be prevented in children with early introduction of food into diet

Parents may prevent food allergies in their children by introducing a range of foods, including peanuts and eggs, into their diet before they are six months old, new research has revealed.



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