Population Health News
Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer
May 24, 2016 09:17AM
The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.Read more...
Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England’s strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions
May 24, 2016 09:16AM
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet .Read more...
Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes
May 20, 2016 14:28PM
A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Physiology.Read more...
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