Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening associated with long-term reduction in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality

A parallel randomized controlled trial confirmed that a single flexible sigmoidoscopy screening at age 55 to 64 years represents a safe and effective strategy associated with a substantial reduction in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. The strong protective effect was maintained up to 15 years and 19 years, respectively. The findings are published in […]

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Microbiome discovery could help save kids’ hearing

Bacteria found in children’s upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities. The University of Queensland’s Dr. Seweryn Bialasiewicz said this discovery helped explain a long-held mystery, while providing hope for potential treatments. “We’ve been puzzled for years now, trying to […]

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