A landmark study has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.
Use of stomach acid suppressing drugs, one of which is the second most prescribed drug in Australia, has been linked to an increased risk in gastro bugs and gut infections, UK researchers say.
An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet.
A new therapy, trialled by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital researchers, has the potential to become a 'game changer' in emergency paediatric medicine.
"Our study has shown that Colvera is significantly more sensitive for bowel cancer than CEA and as such provides us with an improved, simple test that increases the likelihood of detecting curable recurrence," Professor Young said.
"It's important that people realise that the decision's been taken based on safety predominantly and based on the risk of abuse," Dr Tim Greenaway said.
This improved strategy for treating intestinal worms in adults and children could improve the health of millions of children in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa.
"Hospitals are now part of the battlefield," said Meinie Nicolai, MSF president.
Reduced scarring and the ability to treat multiple lesions at once are two perks of Australia's first low energy X-ray treatment for skin cancer.
Between 2005 and 2015, the number of cancer cases worldwide increased by 33%, with an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases and 8.7 million deaths, according to a global research collaboration involving Australian institutions.
Concussions can be hard to diagnose, but a new technique using MEG brain scans analysed by machine learning algorithms can help detection, according to a Canadian team of researchers.
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Further reading Smith M, Canfell K. Impact of the Australian National Cervical Screening Program in women of different ages. Med J Aust 2016; 205 (8): 359-364.
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