Health & Medicine

  • UK kids with cancer face funding lottery for fertility preservation services
    on September 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Children and young people with cancer in the UK face something of a funding lottery for services to preserve their fertility, with specialist treatment centers heavily reliant on charities to stump up the cash needed, particularly in England, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

  • Physical activity may paradoxically hasten build-up of heart attack risk factor
    on September 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Physical activity may paradoxically hasten the build-up of calcium deposits (plaque) in the coronary arteries, the amount of which is used to assess future cardiovascular disease risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart.

  • Black women face three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancers
    on September 20, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    An analysis of nearly 200,000 patients who received mammograms between 2006 and 2015 across three U.S. health systems underscores the importance of understanding the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk factors for women of differing races, ages, and disease subtypes. The study, led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was published in Cancer Medicine.

  • Novel device for exploratory imaging enables about 1,000 times more access to brain tissue
    on September 20, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Science is examining the brain’s neural activity for applications ranging from innovative therapies for brain-related injuries and disease to computational learning architectures for artificial intelligence and deep neural networks.