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Media Monitoring: 12th – 18th November

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Detecting the undetected: measuring levels of three proteins in the blood can aid detection of undiagnosed prediabetes

  • New research has identified a three-protein signature in the blood that can improve detection of impaired glucose tolerance, a form of prediabetes
  • Their results also indicate that fasting before the blood sample is taken does not significantly change the reliability of the three-protein signature for identifying people with impaired glucose tolerance, which would greatly increase the application of the test in clinical practice
  • The authors used a proteomic assay, a means of using technologies to identify and quantify proteins present in a cell, to measure blood levels of nearly 5,000 proteins in samples from more than 11,000 participants in the Fenland Study, each of whom underwent an oral glucose tolerance test

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2022/smd/detecting-the-undetected-measuring-levels-of-three-proteins-in-the-blood-can-aid-detection-of-undiagnosed-prediabetes.html

 

Children to be screened for diabetes risk in UK early detection trial

  • A trial is being launched to screen for type 1 diabetes to diagnose the condition earlier and avoid complications
  • 20,000 children aged between three and 13 are being invited to take part in the Early Surveillance for Autoimmune Diabetes study and will begin on Monday
  • More than a quarter of children in the UK are not diagnosed with type 1 diabetes until they are in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – a major problem which requires urgent attention

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/14/children-to-be-screened-for-diabetes-risk-in-uk-early-detection-trial

 

Atherosclerosis can be cured if it is spotted in early in life

  • Researchers have discovered that that elevated lipids and dyslipidaemia in early life may make cases of atherosclerosis worse in later life
  • They also found that stimulated lipid treatment in adolescence could halt the progression of the disease
  • The findings show that a screening programme for elevated lipids and dyslipidaemia would be highly effective if employed

https://www.healtheuropa.com/atherosclerosis-can-be-cured-if-it-is-spotted-in-early-in-life/119400/

 

NHS Providers picks next chief executive

  • Julian Hartley, CEO of The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been selected as the NHS Providers new CEO
  • He will replace Saffron Cordery from the 1st of February 2023

https://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/articles/nhs-providers-picks-next-chief-executive

 

Benign breast disease increases the risk of breast cancer

  • Spanish researchers have found that women with benign breast cancer are still twice as likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • This risk persisted for 20 years following diagnosis, prompting researchers to suggest increased screening for those with breast disease
  • Data showed that around 25 out of every 1,000 women with benign breast disease were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer

https://www.healtheuropa.com/benign-breast-disease-increases-the-risk-of-breast-cancer/119450/

 

 

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