Scotland first to use 'sponge on a string' pill as cancer test The cytosponge will be offered to some patients as a non-invasive alternative to an endoscopy. New drug combination targets prostate cancer on two front, study findsA ‘promising’ new treatment option for patients with particularly aggressive prostate cancers, researchers say Japan launches new cancer treatment using special antibodies and beams of lightThe antibodies, when illuminated for several minutes with near-infrared lasers, trigger a chemical reaction that is said to destroy only the cancer cells. Scotland first to use 'sponge on a string' pill as cancer testThe cytosponge will be offered to some patients as a non-invasive alternative to an endoscopy. ‘Absolutely scandalous’: Experts raise concerns over unapproved cancer test used in trialCancer specialists have raised ethical concerns about a long-running Melbourne-based clinical trial related to cancer screening being run by an integrative medicine organisation. Can’t sleep? The best ways to exercise to beat your insomniaSleep issues affect as many as one in three UK adults, but in the past 12 months there has been a spiralling number reporting that they are failing to get a regular good night’s rest. In a study of Sleeping badly? Jump straight out of bed and get exercisingPoor sleep quality could shorten your life, but research finds strenuous physical activity may undo some of the damage Bad night’s sleep could be offset by a good morning at the gymAfter a sleepless night, going to the gym may not feel particularly enticing. But those people who regularly overcome their tiredness to exercise are likely to live longer, a study suggests.