Cancer patients must not be forgotten during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted By admin - 28th April 2020

Macmillan, a large British charity which supports people affected by cancer, has expressed that cancer patients must not be forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent report in the Guardian, Lynda Thomas, the charity’s chief executive, said “for people with cancer right now, these could be terrifying times – […]

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Report reveals that women’s lives are being lost because of delays in diagnosing ovarian cancer

Posted By admin - 17th March 2020

Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary start to multiply, creating a tumour. If the cancer is not identified, there is a danger that it will spread to other parts of the body. According to a report by Target Ovarian Cancer (the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity), over […]

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Care Quality Commission find that Leicester’s hospitals need improvement

Posted By admin - 4th March 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are an established public body that helps to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England. A team of CQC inspectors was sent to visit Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton Mowbray and reported […]

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Concern over use of hernia mesh implants

Posted By admin - 31st January 2020

Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the world, as 1 in 10 people will develop a hernia at some stage in their life. Many of the repairs are done using mesh, which covers the bulging tissue after it has been pushed back into the […]

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Ambulance service delays nearly double in a year

Posted By admin - 3rd January 2020

The BBC has recently reported that delays in the East Midlands Ambulance Service have significantly increased. Figures from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) show that delays transferring patients from an ambulance to hospital have nearly doubled for one hospital Trust; a rise in delays from 4,663 to 9,219 hours […]

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Immunotherapy offers hope for men with Prostate cancer

Posted By admin - 10th December 2019

What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy uses our own immune systems to recognise and attack cancer cells. There has been a major trial of an immunotherapy drug, which has been effective in helping some men with advanced prostate cancer. These men stopped responding to their main treatment options. Researchers found a small […]

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More awareness needed to prevent delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer

Posted By admin - 28th November 2019

A charity for breast cancer, Breast Cancer Now, has highlighted in a recent report by BBC News the need for greater awareness about the fact that the disease can spread to other parts of the body. The charity noted that it is ‘unacceptable’ that people do not have early access […]

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NHS Screening Needs to be Widened

Posted By admin - 2nd November 2019

It has been reported by the BBC that NHS screening programmes in England require easier access for patients. This would include evening and weekend clinics to increase uptake. A report by Professor Sir Mike Richards called for tests to be offered in a wider variety of locations, which could include […]

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Microneedle sensor aims to cut hospital superbugs

Posted By admin - 29th October 2019

The BBC has recently reported that seriously ill patients could get help to recover more quickly in future due to a sensor which uses tiny needles to monitor medication. These sensors have the potential to reduce the number of hospital superbugs because they produce results much more quickly than the […]

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Planned Caesarean Deliveries

Posted By admin - 8th October 2019

It has been reported by the BBC that for women who have previously had Caesarean deliveries, opting for a planned Caesarean delivery for future pregnancies may be the safest birthing method. A recent investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests that despite experts saying that where possible mothers should […]

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