Last month, the Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for two breakthrough scientific discoveries heralded as having ‘revolutionized cancer treatment’, and “fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed”. One of them went to a charismatic, harmonica-playing Texan named Jim Allison for his breakthrough advances in cancer immunotherapy. His discovery had resulted in transformative outcomes for cancer patients and a radical new direction for cancer research.
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Now it is hoped use of the test will mean drugs can be given to those who develop the condition early enough to make a difference.
A simple eye test could diagnose early dementia signs
Men who start families later in life should be aware of the potential health risks to their children, according to US doctors who found that babies born to older fathers tend to have more medical issues than those born to younger men.
Babies born to older fathers 'tend to have more medical issues'
In daylight hours there is so little melatonin in the bloodstream that it is barely detectable. But when the sun goes down, the eyes sense the failing light, and part of the hippocampus signals the pineal gland, a pea-sized lump of tissue near the center of the brain, to ramp up production of the sleep-promoting hormone. Levels of melatonin rise sharply from 9 p.m., inducing feelings of sleepiness, and remain high until the following morning.
Melatonin: the body's natural sleep-promoting hormone
Flu is a common viral infection that’s spread by sneezes and coughs, said the NHS.
How to prevent the deadly flu virus this winter
Some genetic variations linked with obesity actually protect against Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, new findings suggested.
Genetic factors tied to obesity may protect against diabetes
Children and adolescents account for nearly half of A&E attendances for sporting injuries, research suggested.
Children and adolescents 'account for half of sports A&E attendances'
You're less likely to pick up a nasty infection during a hospital stay in the United States than you were just a few years ago, a new report found.
Risk of picking up infection at hospital in US going down
Stomach bloating has affected most people at some point in their life, according to the NHS.
Prevent trapped wind pain with ginger tea
Deer antlers may hold the secret to curing osteoporosis and other debilitating bone diseases, researchers have revealed.
Antlers may hold the cure to debilitating  bone disease such as osteoporosis

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