Category Archives: Health

Women graduates ‘desperately’ freeze eggs over ‘lack of men’

Women graduates ‘desperately’ freeze eggs over ‘lack of men’

Image copyright Getty Images Professional women are freezing their eggs due to a “dearth of educated men to marry”, a US study has claimed. Yale University researchers suggested an “oversupply” of graduate women left them struggling to find a partner and “desperate” to preserve fertility. They said the “man deficit” was worse in countries where more women were going to ...

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NHS ‘rationing leaves patients in pain’

NHS ‘rationing leaves patients in pain’

Image copyright JohnnyGreig Vital NHS operations and treatments are being increasingly rationed in England, leaving patients in pain, doctors say. The treatments affected include hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery to help restore sight as well as drugs for conditions such as arthritis. Such care is normally given routinely, but the British Medical Journal has found evidence it is ...

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Sharp focus on Alzheimer’s may help target drugs

Sharp focus on Alzheimer’s may help target drugs

Image copyright Getty Images Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer’s have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists. The team at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology says its findings “open up a whole new era” in neurodegenerative disease. Their work should make it easier to design drugs to stop brain cells dying. The researchers ...

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£6.8m genetic medicine plan for targeted treatment

£6.8m genetic medicine plan for targeted treatment

Patients in Wales will benefit from stronger services and more expertise in genetic medicine, under a new strategy. The £6.8m plan has been designed to ensure Wales is able to offer treatment plans revolutionised by better understanding of human DNA. It is hoped patients will have faster access to genetic tests and targeted treatment could be offered. There have been ...

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Spreading cancer caught on film

Spreading cancer caught on film

Media captionScientists in Japan develop a technique for finding cancerous cells throughout the body The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan. The normal body tissues show up as green, while the cancer comes out as intense red spots. The team, at the University of Tokyo ...

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Vulnerable ‘playing Russian roulette’ choosing care

Vulnerable ‘playing Russian roulette’ choosing care

Image copyright Getty Images Vulnerable people are playing “Russian roulette” when they need care in England, campaigners warn, as a quarter of services are failing on safety. The Care Quality Commission said drug errors, lack of staff and falls were major problems, after inspecting 24,000 services. Nursing homes had the worst problems, with a third falling short on safety. The ...

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David Frost cardiac genetic testing service opens

David Frost cardiac genetic testing service opens

Image copyright Frost family Image caption Sir David’s son Miles Frost died from an inherited heart condition aged just 31 A new genetic testing service is opening at Belfast City Hospital aimed at identifying and supporting those at risk of heart problems. It is the first service in the UK to benefit from a fund set up in memory of ...

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