Post Tagged with: "treatment"

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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Charlie Gard: Parents' appeal for US treatment bid fails

June 8, 2017 12:51 pm0 comments
Charlie Gard: Parents' appeal for US treatment bid fails

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the parents of sick baby Charlie Gard, over plans to take him to the US for treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates want the 10-month old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition, to undergo a therapy trial. His mother broke down […]

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Heart emergencies on planes need better treatment, say doctors

June 5, 2017 2:27 am0 comments
Heart emergencies on planes need better treatment, say doctors

Airlines should carry more medical equipment for dealing with in-flight cardiac arrests, say doctors. Such events are rare but account for the majority of deaths on flights, figures reveal. A task force says electrocardiograms (ECGs) and defibrillators should be available on all aircraft. About 1,000 people a year die from […]

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Prostate cancer treatment 'could help more patients'

June 3, 2017 3:12 pm0 comments
Prostate cancer treatment 'could help more patients'

One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given “powerful results”, say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives when offered earlier, a study found. The trial looked at abiraterone as an additional treatment in patients with prostate cancer […]

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Vaginal mesh implants: Hundreds sue NHS over 'barbaric' treatment

April 18, 2017 2:29 am0 comments
Vaginal mesh implants: Hundreds sue NHS over 'barbaric' treatment

More than 800 UK women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. The implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth, but some can cut into the vagina – causing severe discomfort. Some […]

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Ketamine depression treatment 'should be rolled out'

April 6, 2017 8:21 am0 comments
Ketamine depression treatment 'should be rolled out'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Doctors trialling the use of ketamine to treat depression are calling for the treatment to be rolled out. Ketamine is licensed to be used as an anaesthetic but has a reputation as an illegal party drug. Writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, Dr Rupert […]

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Ben Affleck reveals alcohol treatment

March 15, 2017 7:25 am0 comments
Ben Affleck reveals alcohol treatment

Ben Affleck has said he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction. In a Facebook post, the Batman and Argo actor admitted that alcoholism was “something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront”. He said the latest course of treatment was “the first of many steps being […]

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