New gut virus discovered

New gut virus discovered

Results could help combat chronic illnesses Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown virus called CrAssphage, that is found in the human gut. The study, published in Nature Communications, explained that the virus could impact the behaviour of the most common bacteria in our guts, with experts also revealing that these types of viruses, called bacteriophages, have been […]

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Can a blood test detect cancer?

Can a blood test detect cancer?

Invasive procedures could be avoided British researchers have developed a simple blood test that has the potential to detect all forms of cancer. Scientists from the University of Bradford have used the new technique on three different types of cancer, producing very promising results. Despite the test being in early development and still requiring work, […]

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Is donor blood infected?

Is donor blood infected?

Hepatitis E found in donated blood A new study has discovered that around 1,200 people in England are infected with the hepatitis E virus (HEV) through receiving donor blood. Although symptoms will not be noticeable, it can cause liver damage and can occasionally be fatal, with the Lancet medical journal research revealing that one in […]

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Three quickfire health facts

Three quickfire health facts

1) There is a link between height and your intelligence If you regularly bang your head on the door frame and low ceiling country cottages are your worst nightmare, then this fact should put a smile on your face. Research published in the Behaviour Genetics journal reveals that there is a significant correlation between how […]

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Can Aids be under control by 2030?

Can Aids be under control by 2030?

New HIV infections and deaths from Aids falling A report by the United Nations Aids agency believe that the Aids epidemic can be under control by 2030, with both new HIV infections and Aids deaths both declining. Despite this promising diagnosis, the paper also revealed that 35 million people globally were still living with HIV, […]

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