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Eczema Cure – A Step Closer

  The latest dermatological research suggests that scientists are getting closer to finding an eczema cure. This breakthrough comes after researchers discovered that a deficiency of a certain protein in the natural barrier of the skin is the cause of the uncomfortable condition. Historically, eczema rashes have been treated and managed with moisturisers and steroid

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Prostate Cancer – New Targeted Therapy

  A newly developed blood test could help target treatment for men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer. In recent years, genetic testing has become more common in cancer treatment as it can be used to tailor treatment to individual patients. This new test will help by identifying men who do not respond well

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Parenting and Autism: New study reveals close link

Autistic Spectrum Disorder affects about 1 in 100 people in the UK, with an estimated half of these also having a learning disability. ASD is used as an umbrella term, encompassing everything from Asperger’s Syndrome to Pathological Demand Avoidance. In recent years, the MMR vaccine has received considerable, albeit now discredited, blame for autism in

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Is Mark Zuckerberg’s aim to eradicate disease possible?

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have recently announced an ambitious aim to completely eradicate disease by 2100, but is such a thing really possible? Since 2015, the pair have pledged over $1.6 billion dollars to charity, and have promised that in the fight against disease they will devote $3 billion to medical research

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Potential Breakthrough In Finding Cure For Alzheimers Disease

A newly discovered drug could bring scientists and medical researchers closer than ever to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The promising results come from a phase I study and involve a drug called Aducanumab; an antibody that works by clearing away the built up toxic proteins found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers

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How genes could help treat cancer and heart disease

A new discovery by scientists has found that certain effects of genes could help in the treatment of cancer and heart disease, by being able to modify blood supply. The gene is related to the growth of blood vessels and could see the development of new treatments to help patients combat the diseases in different

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Red hair and skin cancer: Could you be at risk?

With temperatures finally increasing after what feels like a very long winter, a lot of our focus turns to sun protection. Protecting skin from sun damage should be a concern for everyone, but new research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Leeds has found that those who carry the red hair gene

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