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Study finds association between TB infection and increased risk of various cancers

A population-wide observational study to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2024) in Barcelona, Spain (27-30 April) shows an association between tuberculosis (TB) and cancer, with those with current or previous TB more likely to have a diagnosis of a variety of cancers…Read More

Study suggests high blood pressure could begin in childhood

Children and teenagers living with overweight or obesity are more likely to have high blood pressure as adults (aged 50–64 years), suggesting the processes behind the condition could begin as early as childhood, suggests new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Venice…Read More

Researchers identify new way to inhibit immune cells that drive allergic asthma

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, have discovered that a protein called Piezo1 prevents a type of immune cell in the lung from becoming hyperactivated by allergens. The study, to be published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), suggests that switching on Piezo1 could represent a new therapeutic approach

Canada to make contraception for women free

Canada will cover the full cost of contraception for women, the government said Saturday as it highlighted the first part of a major health care reform…Read More

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