The latest NHS statistics for UK show that 9% of boys and 12% of girls aged between 2 and 4 are obese. This percentage rises alarmingly to 25% of boys and 26% of girls aged 13 to 15. If you include statistics for childhood overweight, the percentages almost double. These trends are mirrored in…Details
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A US jury has decided that a weed killer containing glyphosate caused a man’s cancer. The herbicide is produced by German-based pharmaceuticals firm Bayer AG and this is the second US case against the company regarding the weed killer Roundup, produced initially by US firm Monsanto which was recently bought by Bayer. The firm claims…Details
NHS England data for January 2019 show that no less than one in four patients diagnosed with cancer did not start treatment on time, Hospitals have a target of 85% of patients starting treatment for Cancer within 62 days of their GP’s urgent referral. This is not being met because of lack of hospital…Details
A Manchester Biomedical Research centre study has shown that annual Breast Cancer screening for younger women aged 35-39 with a family history of Breast Cancer would effectively detect incipient and cancerous tumours earlier and thus save lives. The numbers of breast cancers discovered in the study led by Professor Gareth Evans were significant. The charity…Details
The University of Manchester Viral Oncology Research Laboratories are working on developing a new diagnostic procedure for Childhood Leukaemia with support from Caring Cancer Trust’s Stopcancer funding programme. A problem with modern medicine is that tests for most infectious agents are only given on the basis of symptoms. However, it is well known that some…Details
Your immune system is there to fight off infections and diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and bone marrow. Immunotherapy drug treatment can either help the body’s immune system to fight cancer either directly, or generally stimulate the immune system…Details