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MRI scans can help one in four men avoid prostate biopsy

Dr Hashim Ahmed (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) led a trial at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL finding that shown that over a quarter of men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer could avoid a biopsy if they undergo an MRI scan first. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hrs 33 mins 40 secs), More: The Guardian, BBC News, The Telegraph, Daily MailSunHuffington Post, i News, Mirror

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Parents should enforce ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity

Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Professor Russell Viner (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) spoke at a Royal Society of Medicine meeting about research into child obesity, discussing the role of genetics and suggestions for parents and health providers. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, BBC Radio 5 live 'Afternoon Edition' (from 37 mins 15 secs)

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Dirt is your friend

Professor Graham Rook (UCL Infection & Immunity) discusses the complexities & misunderstandings of hygiene, immunity, and the human microbiome. Read: The Times

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