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23/9/21 - AI identifies possible drug combination for brain cancer
Artificial intelligence-enhanced tools have been used to identify a new combination of drugs that could treat a rare and incurable childhood brain cancer. More

22/9/21 - Parent-led intervention for early signs of autism
Early parent-led intervention may help infants with autism spectrum disorder-related behaviours manage their symptoms, according to a major new study. More

21/9/21 - First multi-variant COVID-19 vaccine trial starts
The world’s first multi-variant COVID-19 booster vaccine is to undergo phase 1 trials among older adults in Manchester. More

21/9/21 - Flour finally to get folic acid
The UK is finally to add folic acid to white flour in a new drive to reduce neural tube defects, it has been announced. More

17/9/21 - Global drive to improve maternity safety
A global drive to improve the safety of maternity care was under way today marking World Patient Safety Day. More

17/9/21 - Drug targets for Alzheimer's disease
Specific drug targets identified in the neural circuits that encode memories could help in the treatment of brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, British researchers have reported. More

16/9/21 - Call for research into COVID-19 vaccine 'link' to menstrual changes
Menstrual changes after the COVID-19 vaccination should be investigated, a reproductive specialist has said today. More

15/9/21 - Surgery delays linked to rise in opioid prescribing
A steep rise in opioid prescriptions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic may be linked to growing waiting lists, researchers warn today. More

14/9/21 - Pathway discovered for bowel cancer drug failure
A protein pathway prevents some bowel cancer drugs from working, researchers reported last night. More

14/9/21 - Blood biomarker reduces risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Some blood lipid biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease risk are also associated with a reduced risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, new research has found. More

13/9/21 - Trial backs CT screening for lung cancer
CT-based screening for lung cancer can significantly reduce death rates from the disease, according to the findings of a major UK trial. More

13/9/21 - Major cancer screening project launched
An ambitious project to use blood testing to screen for cancer is being launched today as the largest trial of its kind. More

9/9/21 - 'Weak recommendation' for medical cannabis for chronic pain
Trials of cannabis products should only be set up for people living with chronic pain, experts say today. More

8/9/21 - Insights into spread of Delta variant
A new analysis has shown how the COVID-19 Delta variant became the dominant, hardly challenged strain of the virus. More

6/9/21 - Nicotine e-cigarettes 'cause' blood clotting
E-cigarettes that contain nicotine cause blood clots and render small blood vessels less able to expand and dilate, a European conference will hear today. More

3/9/21 - Cancer treatment hope from Oxford COVID vaccine technology
The technology behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could be used to help treat cancer, it is revealed today. More

2/9/21 - Long COVID concerns among teens - but teachers safe
Large numbers of children and teenagers who contracted COVID-19 may be suffering from long COVID, according to a major new analysis. More

2/9/21 - Artificial intelligence not good enough to detect breast cancer
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is not yet good enough to replace radiologists when it comes to spotting breast cancer following screening, a review in The BMJ says today. More

1/9/21 - Gene clue to Huntington's disease progression
Genetic discoveries are opening up new therapeutic options for Huntington's disease, British researchers have reported. More

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