New urine test offers promise for prostate cancer diagnosis

A new urine test has been developed that could provide earlier diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer and identify those less likely to require invasive post-diagnosis treatment.
The new experimental test, called ‘PUR’ (Prostate Urine Risk), is intended to reduce the number of low-risk prostate cancer patients …

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High visceral body fat increases risk of advanced prostate cancer

Higher levels of visceral fat and thigh subcutaneous fat are associated with an increased risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancer, according to a recent study published in Cancer.
The prospective study of 1832 Icelandic men is the first to directly measure body fat and prostate …

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Breast cancer drug shows promise in treating prostate cancer

Results from a new clinical trial show Olaparib, a gene-targeted drug currently licensed to delay progression of breast and ovarian cancer, can also delay progression of prostate cancer in patients with key genetic mutations.
Olaparib is a PARP inhibitor that targets cancer cells that are unable …

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New blood test offers potential for earlier heart failure diagnosis

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new blood test that offers the potential to provide an earlier and more accurate diagnosis of heart failure than current methods.
At the moment, blood testing for heart failure measures levels of the protein B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) …

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Ultra-processed food consumption increases CVD risk

Two large European cohort studies, published recently in the BMJ, have shown that the consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality.
Ultra-processed food refers to food and drink substances that have been through substantial industry …

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Heart and circulatory disease deaths rise for first time in 50 years

Heart and circulatory disease deaths in people under 75 years of age in the UK has risen for the first time in 50 years, according to recent statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
In 2014, there were 41 042 deaths from conditions related to circulatory …

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Hospital admissions for adolescents with fatty liver disease double since 2013

The number of children and adolescents being treated in hospital for fatty liver disease has more than doubled since 2013, according to recent statistics from NHS Digital.
In the financial year 2013-14, 96 patients aged under 18 years were admitted to hospital with a primary diagnosis …

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Moderate drinking positive for prostate cancer

Alcohol doesn’t appear to increase the risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer or increase the risk of death in patients with the disease.
A prospective cohort study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, looked at alcohol intake among 47 568 cancer-free men at risk of …

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Canagliflozin shows positive renal results in type 2 diabetes

The sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, canagliflozin, significantly reduces the risk of renal failure, dialysis or kidney transplantation, and renal or cardiovascular (CV) death in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new trial.
The CREDENCE study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine was …

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Suboptimal cholesterol lowering leads to higher CVD

Over half of patients fail to achieve optimal cholesterol lowering following statin initiation for primary prevention, and suffer higher rates of cardiovascular events as a result.
This is according to a prospective cohort study of 165 411 primary care patients, from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, …

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