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Breakthrough for diabetic blindness

James Ledward April 9, 2019

MOTHER Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA.

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New research on the Faster Diagnosis Standard for Cancer

Graham Robson March 30, 2019

New research from the University of Surrey finds that GPs will have a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the new Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS) for Cancer. In the first study of its kind, published in the British Journal of General Practice and funded by Cancer Research UK, researchers investigated public attitudes towards the new FDS for Cancer.

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Distress in men following prostate cancer can be reduced

James Ledward May 1, 2018

A new web-based support programme will help reduce the psychological stress that impacts men who are recovering from prostate cancer. The new programme, developed by researchers at the University of Surrey working alongside NHS clinicians, offers online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions and both filmed and interactive peer support to survivors of the disease. Prostate cancer is the UK’s most common cancer in men with over 47,000 cases diagnosed annually.

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In The South

New research reveals the concerns of LGBT+ residents in social housing

James Ledward February 15, 2018

Nearly 50 per cent of LGBT+ people living in social housing accommodation do not feel a sense of belonging in their local community and over a quarter report feeling lonely in the area they live, a new study has found.

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Recurrence of prostate cancer could be reduced thanks to new discovery

James Ledward September 5, 2017

Ground breaking research could reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer in males, a new study in the journal Nature Communications reports. During this in depth study, an international team of researchers led by British scientists investigated the impact of anti-hormone therapy on samples taken from patients with prostate cancer.
Anti-hormone therapy is a commonly prescribed treatment for cancer of the prostate, which helps to reduce the levels of male hormones – that stimulate cancer cells to grow – in the gland.

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