Wales' first 'Man Van' celebrates one year on the road this month. The van is a 38ft converted motorhome that travels across the country offering appointments for men with cancer specialists and counselling for them and their families.
Since April last year, the 'Man Van' has had more than 3,000 visitors and has helped more than 160 men who have been diagnosed with cancer.
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Cardiff University scientists have identified the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment.
Researchers, working in collaboration with scientists at King’s College London and the Mayo Clinic (USA), discovered a previously unproven role of a protein (CaSR) in the disease which affects 300 million people worldwide.
The findings have been published in a paper for the journal Science Translational Medicine.
The paper highlights how a class of drugs known as calcilytics manipulate CaSR to reverse all the symptoms of asthma.
Calcilytics were first created to treat the bone disease osteoporosis.
Our findings are incredibly exciting. For the first time we have found a link between airways inflammation, which can be caused by.... allergens, cigarette smoke and car fumes, and airways twitchiness in allergic asthma.
Asthma UK helped fund the research.
This hugely exciting discovery enables us, for the first time, to tackle the underlying causes of asthma symptoms. Five per cent of people with asthma don’t respond to current treatments so research breakthroughs could be life changing for hundreds of thousands of people.
Rail passengers are being given nasal strips to stop them snoring on First Great Western trains.
Research for the company has revealed snoring is high on the list of annoying things passengers do on trains, with sixty per cent saying it's a problem.
Only one in five passengers say they feel comfortable waking up a person snoring near them.
This week is national Stop Snoring Week, with health officials saying it affects fifteen million people in the UK.
Experts at Cardiff University say cheap alcohol in supermarkets is fuelling violence, and making booze more affordable now the economic downturn is over would be a mistake.
Figures from the Violence Research Group show the number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10% in 2014 compared to 2013.
But researchers said that more than 200,000 people going to emergency departments in England and Wales every year because of alcohol is "still far too many".
As in other years, the bulk of the violence still being committed involves males between the ages of 18 and 30, mainly taking place in urban streets at night.
Researchers attributed the reduction to a combination of factors including an increase in CCTV leading to police intervening in fights more quickly; better sharing of anonomised data between A&E departments; police and local government; and people drinking less due to alcohol being more expensive and having less disposable income.
Former Celtic and Wales footballer John Hartson has warned men not to risk their lives like he did as he launched a "Know Your Balls" testicular cancer awareness campaign.
The 40-year-old set up the John Hartson Foundation to raise money and awareness over the illness after undergoing 67 courses of chemotherapy and two operations after being diagnosed with testicular cancer six years ago.
He had a stark message as he hosted the charity's second annual golf day at Mar Hall in Bishopton, Renfrewshire.
It nearly cost me my life because I ignored lumps on my testicles. The message is know your balls. It's very important to check and get that early diagnosis. Everyone knows that the earlier you get on top of an illness, the more chances of recovery you have. If you ignore it like I did, it can spread to your lungs and your brain. I had two emergency brain operations.
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