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Behind the Headlines

Your guide to the science that makes the news

Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria

"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria...
2 weeks 6 days ago

Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?

"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to...
3 weeks 6 hours ago

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk

"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a...
3 weeks 1 day ago

Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial

A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink...
3 weeks 2 days ago

Marriage may help lower dementia risk

"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers," BBC News reports. The news comes from a study looking at the link...
3 weeks 3 days ago

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