Improving cancer screening: what does the latest review recommend?

Screening people for cancer saves thousands of lives every year. And these programmes will play a vital role in achieving NHS England’s ambition to diagnose 3 in 4 cancers early by 2028. But there’s room for improvement. After a difficult period for cancer screening programmes in England, former National Cancer Director Sir Mike Richards was tasked with reviewing the programmes […]

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How Does a Creative Brain Work?

There is a common perception that the right-side of our brain is responsible for logic and analysis, while the left side is responsible for innovation and creativity. An extension of this understanding states that those who think more with the right side of their brains are more logical and have greater analytical skills, while those who are more inclined towards […]

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When does trash talking work? An expert discusses her unusual research

Karen C.P. McDermott recently completed a study on trash talk, the taunts or boasts meant to intimidate or distract an opponent. Her study was one of the first to statistically model how trash talking during a competition can influence performance. What inspired you to study trash talk? Karen C.P. McDermott: In early 2014, I watched Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman […]

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Oral aspirin does not up FIT test sensitivity for ID’ing CRC

(HealthDay)—Administration of a single dose of oral aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase test sensitivity for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasms, according to a study published in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hermann Brenner, M.D., M.P.H., from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial in […]

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Does that medicine work for women? Why signing up for a medical study could be your next feminist move

You’ve marched in the Women’s March, cheered for women in Congress, grappled with the wide-ranging implications of the MeToo movement, talked with your kids (of both genders) about sexual harassment. Wait—did you forget to sign up for a medical study? In the new pantheon of Women’s Causes We Care About, inclusion in medical research has often ranked somewhere below concern […]

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Why does diabetes cause heart failure?

Men with diabetes are 2.4 times more likely than non-diabetics to suffer heart failure and women are five times more likely. A new Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study reveals how, on a cellular level, diabetes can cause heart failure. The findings could lead to medications to treat and perhaps prevent heart failure in diabetes patients, researchers said. […]

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