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Lower your risk of irritable bowel syndrome by adopting a healthy lifestyle, new study suggests

A CUHK study suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, quality diet, adequate sleep, moderate alcohol intake and not smoking, can reduce the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

CUHK finds new way to screen children with leukaemia

A CUHK research team has found a new way to screen children for leukemia by identifying the presence of a protein called CD9 on the surface of cancer cells, which can help predict the likelihood of relapse and guide treatment decisions for better outcomes.

Reversing type 2 diabetes is much harder than clinical trials suggest

Dr Wu Hongjiang’s team has revealed that people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight in clinical trials are much more likely to achieve diabetes remission compared to those who lose weight outside them, potentially due to the support and interventions provided during the trials.

Hong Kong researchers discover mechanism that may provide ‘new angle’ in developing treatments for ALS

A joint study between CUHK and the University of Oxford has discovered a mechanism that may provide a new angle in developing treatments for ALS, a rare neurodegenerative disorder.

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AI scope hunts down colon polyps, aiding less experienced doctors

CU Medicine has found that AI-assisted colonoscopy improves the detection of colon polyps by inexperienced doctors, potentially reducing the risk of missing precursors to colorectal cancer.

Probiotics helped reduce fatigue and memory loss from long covid

Professor Siew Ng’s team has found that SIM01 shows potential in reducing fatigue, memory loss and gastrointestinal issues in individuals with long COVID by enhancing gut microbial diversity and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.