Prostate blood test could cut biopsies by a third

Prostate cancer blood test heralded as ‘the most accurate ever’ could cut invasive biopsies by a third New prostate cancer blood test has been heralded as ‘the most accurate ever’  The screening looks for genetic changes that could indicate a prostate tumour  Mitomic Prostate Test can flag up cancer with…

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

Credit: CC0 Public Domain HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000—some 33 percent lower than in 2010—the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV—and a record 23.3 million…

One third of Cambodians infected with threadworm, study finds

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have conducted a nation-wide parasitology survey of the Cambodian population and concluded that nearly a third of the studied population is infected with S….