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January 16th, 2019 A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool from the UK Institute of Cancer Research scans tumour cells to pick out women with especially aggressive ovarian cancer. Separately, in the US, the National Institutes of Health and Global Good have developed...

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EMERGENCY MEDICINE

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HIV/AIDS

Potential drug interactions among people with HIV taking statins

Drug interactions remain a potential problem for HIV-positive people who are treated with statins, according to research. Potential interactions were detected between statins and modern antiretroviral drugs – especially cobicistat – and also... January 16th, 2019

MEDICAL PRACTICE

ONCOLOGY

False positive mammogram result may be a clue to later disease

Women who experience a “false positive” result after a mammogram are twice as likely to end up developing cancer as those who get a negative result, The Daily Telegraph reports research suggests. Every year, thousands of women are given the... January 16th, 2019

OPTHALMOLOGY

Sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent, but scars resulting from eye... January 16th, 2019

PHARMACOLOGY

Little benefit from vitamin D supplements for over 70s

There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, research has revealed. Older people are often encouraged to take supplements of vitamin D to keep... January 16th, 2019

SPORT & EXERCISE MEDICINE

Any physical activity cuts mortality risk

A study of around 8,000 middle-aged and older adults found that swapping a half-hour of sitting around with physical activity of any intensity or duration cut the risk of early death by as much as 35%. The findings highlight the importance of... January 16th, 2019

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