A new study has found that there is no benefit of giving radiotherapy soon after surgery in patients with prostate cancer. This could mean that thousands of men could be spared of receiving radiotherapy and its side effects. However, it can be given once prostate cancer recurs.
If you refuse or fail to follow the self-isolation guidance in England, you will be fined up to £10,000. The new law is for those who have been tested positive for COVID-19 and those who have been contacted anyone who has the infection. The new rules also apply to those who have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.
New research has found that metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, could help in slowing down declines in memory and thinking. The study researchers said metformin could lower dementia risk by offering protective effects on the aging brain.
Icodec, a once-a-week insulin therapy, has been found as effective as daily insulin in people with type 2 diabetes. When compared with the daily insulin, the weekly insulin reduced HbA1C by 1.33%, which is promising. If the phase 3 trial goes well, the once-a-week insulin will be available for people with diabetes.
Medical Director of St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Samuel Shafe said Wednesday that more and more younger men have been using Viagra (sildenafil) than older men. He said in a virtual meeting that it has always been assumed that older men often use Viagra, but it has now been found that a lot of younger men are using the little blue pill.
Achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new study conducted by the researchers of Odum School of Ecology. The researchers investigated the suppression and mitigation of viral transmission to understand how to achieve herd immunity.