Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Only 3% of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand, a workforce census by the Royal College of Pathologists shows. The census, Meeting pathology demand, focuses on the histopathology workforce – the specialty vital to cancer management from initial diagnosis to guide patients’ treatment.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease are more often hospitalised after antibiotic initiation than people without Alzheimer’s disease, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of hospitalisation was 40% higher for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living. Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require further analysis and additional follow-up of study participants.