19 Sep 18'
Is the effect of daily aspirin more harmful for seniors?

Is the effect of daily aspirin more harmful for seniors?

Is aspirin taken at a low daily dosage all that beneficial for seniors? This is the question researchers of the ASPREE trial have been seeking an answer to. What is the actual effect? Is aspirin as relatively safe for aging populations as we think?


14 Sep 18'
UN Report – Global Hunger is Worsening

UN Report – Global Hunger is Worsening

An estimated 1 in every 9 people across the world are undernourished. That’s around 821 million of the current global population. A new UN report states that global goals to end hunger and resolve the food crisis are still significantly high on the list of priorities…


06 Sep 18'
HP and the CDC partner up to test 'antibiotic printing’

HP and the CDC partner up to test 'antibiotic printing’

With antibiotic resistance a major healthcare concern the world over, the announcement of a pilot programme partnership between the authoritative health organisation, the CDC and tech giant, HP Inc. is an interesting pairing. Could ‘antibiotic printing’ offer a solution to the resistance crisis?


30 Aug 18'
Alcohol - a significant contributor to the 'global burden of disease'

Alcohol - a significant contributor to the 'global burden of disease'

A team of researchers from The University of Washington School of Medicine associates at least 2.8 million deaths worldwide to alcohol consumption. The research team’s newly published study also highlights major contributing health risks, concluding that there is ‘no such thing as a safe consumption level’ of alcohol for any individual…


28 Aug 18'
Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

It’s not the first time you may have seen this topic making the headlines. An increasing number of reported measles cases in Europe has been flagged before. In fact, over the past few years, incidences of measles have steadily escalated, and the number of reported cases is currently at its highest today. Are we taking the need for vaccinations seriously at all?


17 Aug 18'
Tumour freezing technology receives commercial thumbs-up in Israel

Tumour freezing technology receives commercial thumbs-up in Israel

The freezing of benign (non-cancerous) tumours in the breast and malignant (cancerous) ones in the kidneys, up to 5 cm in diameter is set to become an available treatment option for patients in one Israeli hospital in the coming month.


06 Aug 18'
Malignant breast tumours could soon be ‘put on ice’

Malignant breast tumours could soon be ‘put on ice’

The gold standard treatment practice for many individuals diagnosed with breast cancer is surgery along with chemotherapy or radiation. What if there was a less invasive and debilitating way to treat this disease? Medical research around cryoablation techniques have long been on the radar of experts. Years of research is turning up further impressive results for small breast cancer tumours. Cryoablation may soon be offered as an effective treatment option for low-risk, early stage malignant tumours…


27 Jul 18'
Could a simple eye test identify the risk of dementia development?

Could a simple eye test identify the risk of dementia development?

Could a routine eye test predict the development of dementia as current headlines would have you believe or has this study's findings been a little overstated? The MyMed team takes a critical look at these claims to separate fact from fiction and discover what the findings actually mean.


20 Jul 18'
Early life abuse and the risk of endometriosis development

Early life abuse and the risk of endometriosis development

Could severe, chronic abuse in the early stages of development increase a woman’s risk of developing endometriosis? New findings suggest it could, adding to mounting evidence that adversity experienced in one's early years can lead to health issues later in life.


18 Jul 18'
The fundamental impact of cancer – a life Forever Changed

The fundamental impact of cancer – a life Forever Changed

It’s one thing to wonder how you may react if you ever receive a cancer diagnosis. It’s quite another to experience it. The amount of learning and consideration involved in dealing with a diagnosis and coping with treatment along with the numerous side-effects and constant onslaught of emotion is overwhelming to say the least. Not to mention the impact that this dread disease has on other aspects of your lifestyle. Awareness initiatives like Forever Changed are taking personal experiences to the broader public and helping to lay down necessary foundations which provide the kinds of immense support a patient requires…


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