5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries. The 5 test would help detect women with a high risk of breast cancer and men who are genetically prone to prostate tumours.
UK drug that boosts immune cell could halt childhood diabetesPioneering work could bring us a 'step closer to a world without diabetes' By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 03:33 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:33 GMT, 6 February 2013 Although Type 1 diabetes most commonly develops in childhood, it can strike at any time A drug that could stop children from developing diabetes is being tested by British scientists. In future, youngsters could be screened for vulnerability at school, then given the drug to keep them healthy. Even delaying the onset of childhood, or Type 1, diabetes could have huge benefits in terms of long-term health.