Monthly Archives: June 2015

Trial of new ‘resistance-busting’ skin cancer drug begins

Trial of new ‘resistance-busting’ skin cancer drug begins as first patient receives treatment A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial. The patient has … Continue reading

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MPs support a healthy future for UK medical research

27 June 2014 On 16 June, MPs and peers from across Parliament met with biomedical scientists to hear about how their groundbreaking research is helping to tackle conditions such as cancer, dementia, eye disease, Parkinson’s, and brain injury in newborn … Continue reading

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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or “mini stroke” is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain. The disruption in blood supply results in a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause sudden … Continue reading

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What causes a Stroke?

Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some things – like your age – making simple lifestyle changes can prevent many strokes. This leaflet explains why your lifestyle might be putting you at risk and how you can make positive … Continue reading

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Vision and aspirin

As a someone who has had Diabetes for over 25 years, I have been taking a tab of Aspirin once a day for all that time, so this article caught my eye (if you’ll pardon the pun) People who take … Continue reading

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BRITISH scientists are working on a jab that could provide a “longed-for” diabetes cure.

Launching the project today, they believe the research will result in an effective ­vaccine to combat Type 1 diabetes.Dr Alasdair Rankin, Diabetes UK’s director of research, said: “This research is hugely ­exciting because it has the potential to ­transform the … Continue reading

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Does body weight affect cancer risk?

There has been a lot of reporting on the news recently regarding cancer and obesity “One in five cancer deaths is caused by obesity, which could eventually replace smoking as the leading cause of the disease, doctors say.  The warning … Continue reading

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Misdiagnosis on a grand scale?

Around 190,000 people have a diagnosis of MECFS in the UK, and there are approximately 9,300 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet, how valid a diagnosis of ME/CFS really is depends crucially on the rigour of the initial clinical assessment, … Continue reading

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What is ME

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is characterised by a range of neurological symptoms and signs, muscle pain with intense physical or mental exhaustion, relapses, and specific cognitive disabilities. Early reports dating from 1934 described epidemics of the illness – such as the … Continue reading

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2010 to 2015 government policy: cancer research and treatment

Every year, over 250,000 people in England are diagnosed with cancer, and around 130,000 die as a result of the disease. Annual NHS costs for cancer services are £5 billion, but the cost to society as a whole – including … Continue reading

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