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Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

January 6, 2018 1:47 am0 comments
Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, allowing patients in the UK to access an important treatment for life-threatening cancers. Proton beam therapy is a highly advanced way of treating cancers without damaging tissues around the […]

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When being treated for an eating disorder treatment means leaving home

December 20, 2017 10:18 am0 comments
When being treated for an eating disorder treatment means leaving home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Struggling with an eating disorder is hard enough at the best of times – but if you live in Northern Ireland and need intensive hospital treatment, you face being separated from friends and family in order to travel hundreds of miles for the […]

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Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment

November 25, 2017 10:39 am0 comments
Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Virtual reality headsets are being used to help people going through treatment for cystic fibrosis. Patients are immersed in safari experiences and can explore their surroundings as a distraction therapy. Beth Clarke from Cardiff, who trialled it, said: “I was really pleasantly surprised. […]

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Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

November 11, 2017 5:45 am0 comments
Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

A mother and father are fighting a High Court battle to stop their eight-month-old son’s life support machine being switched off. Isaiah Hasstrup is brain damaged and dependent on a ventilator to keep him alive at King’s College Hospital, London. Doctors said giving him further treatment was “futile, burdensome and […]

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Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

November 9, 2017 6:42 am0 comments
Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40% risk of it coming back. Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said extending […]

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IVF: Patients face postcode lottery for treatment

October 30, 2017 12:40 pm0 comments
IVF: Patients face postcode lottery for treatment

Nearly 90% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) fail to offer would-be-mothers the recommended three cycles of IVF treatment, new figures show. Of the 208 CCGs in England, only 24 meet national guidelines and seven offer no treatment at all. Couples trying to conceive through IVF have described the disparity as […]

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More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

September 13, 2017 12:24 am0 comments
More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

All pregnant women who go into labour too soon should be given antibiotics to protect their baby from a potentially deadly infection called Group B Strep (GBS), say new guidelines. Hundreds of newborn babies a year in the UK catch it. With prompt treatment, most can make a full recovery. […]

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Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

September 11, 2017 1:23 am0 comments
Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

One in four NHS hospital trusts is failing to give antibiotics to half their patients with sepsis within the recommended time, new figures suggest. Figures from 104 trusts seen by BBC Panorama show 78% of patients are being screened and 63% are getting antibiotics within one hour. Health Secretary Jeremy […]

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Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

August 17, 2017 1:39 pm0 comments
Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut protein, daily for 18 months. When tested one month later, 80% could tolerate peanuts without any allergic symptoms and after four years, 70% […]

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Charlie Gard treatment must continue until next week, court rules

June 10, 2017 11:47 am0 comments
Charlie Gard treatment must continue until next week, court rules

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard must continue to receive life-support treatment until Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights has said. His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have launched a final legal challenge at the European court after their Supreme Court challenge failed. They want the 10-month old to undergo […]

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