Saturday, 19 May 2018

Health

01/12/2018 - 00:05

Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests.

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold.

01/07/2018 - 22:06

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study found.

Researchers analysed the outcomes of 180,368 Swedish patients who suffered a heart attack over a 10-year period.

01/07/2018 - 21:46

Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer.

The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier.

The heart disease technology will start to be available to NHS hospitals for free this summer.

01/04/2018 - 01:16

Living with a stoma is not always easy. Natalie Toper from London spoke to the BBC about her reaction when she found out she would need an ileostomy. She also told us how hard she found it to come to terms with life as an ostomate.

An ileostomy is an operation involving the small intestine being diverted through an opening - or stoma - in the abdomen. A bag is then placed over the stoma to collect liquid and waste. The procedure can either be temporary or permanent.

12/24/2017 - 21:38

Cases of shingles have reduced by 35% in England since a vaccine was offered to 70-year-olds, Public Health England says.

But it is urging more people in their 70s to get their free injection against the painful condition.

12/17/2017 - 23:58

British doctors say they have achieved "mind-blowing" results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A.

Patients are born with a genetic defect that means they do not produce a protein needed to stop bleeding. Thirteen patients given the gene therapy at Barts Health NHS Trust are now off treatment with 11 producing near-normal levels of the protein.

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