Post Tagged with: "treatment"

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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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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